The verdict is in. The boys are guilty. Why the hell is the media going "Aww Poor boys their lives are ruined!" You know what, (Bad word laced rant coming up)
Fuck them. Just...fuck them. They ruined their lives the moment they decided that putting their dicks anywhere near a passed out drunk girl, was a good idea. And those who took part in documenting the whole thing? Just UGH...you guys make me sick too.
The whole rape culture makes me ill. "If she didn't drink" "If she didn't flirt with him" You know what, the only thing anyone should do with a person who is inebriated to the point of blackout is put them in the first aid recovery position and monitor for alcohol poisoning...then act accordingly as per 911 instructions. It does not involve any genital contact whatsoever. The whole case makes me sick. The whole defense of those assholes makes me sick. Rape culture needs to go away...like forever.
Oh and the ones who are going on about "Well they are only children! They didn't have the judgement yadda yadda yadda" Well here's my rebuttal to you; those who took the photographic and video evidence of the crime and spreading it all over social media should be arrested and tried for production and distribution of child pornography (Or as I like to call them, Child Abuse Images) And landed on the sex offender registry as well.
Just because someone is passed out drunk, does not give anyone the right to have sex with them.
Just because someone flirts with you, does not give you the right to have sex with them if they don't outright say "Hey let's go have sex!" (or any other term)
If someone goes to your place, to hang out, and it's too late to catch the bus home and they need to crash there, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM.
If YOU don't want someone to take sexual advantage of YOU when you are all messed up from drugs or alcohol, DO NOT DO IT TO SOMEONE ELSE. Think about it if it were you in that situation. Would YOU like it? No? Well guess what they wouldn't either.
I really do hope those boys get their heads on straight, and that other teens learn from their mistake. I hope this case blows open the top of the can of worms that is the rape culture in this society, so we can pick it apart, and throw it away, and make it possible for everyone to have the right to safety and unwanted sexual contact.
This whole issue was triggery for me...because I had something similar occur to me. No the guy didn't video it...he didn't take pictures...but it was still a rape while I was intoxicated. I didn't press charges BECAUSE of the prevailing rape culture surrounding us. For the longest time, I was blaming myself. You know what, now, I realize It wasn't my fault. Just as it wasn't Jane Doe's fault in Stubenville. Jane Doe, if you're reading this... It wasn't your fault. You were brave, going forth and pressing charges against your attackers. You have more balls than I do I tell you that right now. Don't let it hold you back. You're not "less than" You are not a whore, you are not a slut. You are a victim of people who didn't know how to keep their genitals in their pants. Who decided to make a cruel joke out of you. Make a cruel joke out of them. Live life to the fullest of your ability.