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Thursday, March 17, 2011

i've already posted a couple of times on this. here's yet another

 i have many things to say about rape, sexual assault or whatever words are used to describe that horrid act of power and violence. i have much knowledge about it as well. 

the ONLY thing i have to say here is; this was an ELEVEN YEAR OLD girl. there is NO makeup she could have on her face, there is NO 'slutty' clothing she could have on, there is NOTHING she could say or do that would place the blame for HER GANG RAPE BACK ON HER (or her parents). a group of mostly men and a couple of minors (allegedly as it has not yet been proven in a court of law) gang raped an 11 year old girl. THEY did it. THEY committed a heinous act and a crime. THEY should be punished.

instead it is the girl that is blamed and punished and made to leave school and the town she lives in. many ADULTS are blaming the girl and/or her parents. they have nothing to say about the 18 or 20 something men and boys who (allegedly) committed the rape. what kind of culture are we living in? what kind of people are these? 

and now this fucking piece of steamin' shite chimes in:

Republican lawmaker blames 11-year-old victim of alleged gang rape
By David Edwards

Elected officials should know better than to blame the victim of a sex crime.
While it's a common tactic of abusers, it's something no one expected of Republican Florida state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo.
During debate over a bill that would legislate a dress code for Florida students, Passidomo blamed the alleged gang raping of an 11-year-old in Cleveland, Texas on the way the young girl was dressed.
"There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute," Passidomo declared.
"And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students," she added.
Broward/Palm Beach New Times' Brandon Thorp was shocked.
"Whoa!" he wrote. "As a genus, politicians aren't the brightest wicks in the candelabra, but they usually possess sufficient self-awareness to shield the public from the horrorshows of their minds. Blaming the rape of an 11-year-old girl on her parents' sense of fashion -- and to do so out loud -- smacks of rank amateurism."...........



Debra She Who Seeks said...

Makes you despair that in 2011, "blame the victim" mentality is still rampant. Especially in regard to a little girl.

a rose is a rose said...

i am so shocked and so saddened by this. i will never shut up about it though. our culture MUST change