Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Is the Victim to Blame?

The case of the Jane Doe raped by two boys in Steubenville OH received extensive media coverage.  Here is a link to an excellent analysis of that coverage.  The author is Megan Carpentier, Executive Editor of Raw Story, a progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media. You might enjoy the site's tilt.  Ms. Carpentier's piece about the rape is thoughtful and powerful. She demonstrates that the majority of press coverage sympathized with the two rapists and their lost opportunity for football and college.  She wonders why and offers her view.  It appeared in the Guardian.  Give it a read. 

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