Basically what you are saying proves my point. Students at a school removed from Steubenville have gone proactive to help girls learn how to protect themselves and each other and are using tools like the CNN report in the initial post to highlight what the two rapists threw away by doing what they did and why it was wrong. This is a decision of the students. They see a need for education of both the young men and young women. As one of the class officers put it: "If you don't want to get hit by a bus, don't stand in front of one."
So, not all boys are rapists, but going out to parties and being reckless around boys is equatable to standing in front of a bus... Ho hum. I don't think you can have it both ways; teaching girls that they need to be afraid of being inebriated around boys is going to teach them that boys aren't
something to be afraid of?
listen to hate-filled words of retribution, murder, incest and anal rape for the two boys who are guilty.
Who is doing this? o_o People are angry -- and rightly so
-- but I don't think I've seen anyone (except Aiden, in this thread) advocate for repaying rape with rape. Talk about perpetuating the problem!
Evidently not. You quoted my remark about a totally different school implying that the girls I'm talking about should be afraid because all the boys in their school are rapists and all of their parents participated in the coverup. I'm not grasping your logic here.
I'm not grasping yours, either. "This school is teaching young women that they need to protect themselves from boys, and that shows that not all boys are dangerous." Let's start teaching boys that committing rape is not only wrong but also a terrible idea, and stop showing rapists sympathy when they get punished for it! Let's stop putting the onus on young women not to go out to parties and get drunk the way their male peers can because their sex makes them more likely to be victims, and start dismantling those efforts in place to protect young men when they commit sex crimes!
However I will point out the real reason (in my opinion obviously) why the story focuses on the rapists. They're not allowed to show the face of the victim and want to make a news segment interesting in a visual medium. It's pure journalism/video production and says nothing about their editorial opinion.
Doesn't really make sense when the images on the screen are the talking heads of the journalists. Also doesn't really make sense when the criticism isn't, "They only talk about the rapists," but instead is, "They keep talking about how sad it is that these rapists are going to go to jail for raping somebody."