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...WTF.

Originally posted by lavenderfrost at ...WTF.
Well, there goes my good mood for the day.

NYTimes, the bastion of quality reporting, reported on the gang-rape of an 11 year-old girl in Texas  that's led to charges against 18 high-school boys so far - all well and good so far, right?  Shit like this NEEDS publicity to raise awareness. 

Only problem is, they repeated - without refutation or critical commentary - the claims that the girl brought the rape on herself because of the way she was dressed.

Choice Quotes (No cut b/c everyone needs to see this - DEAL.):

“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.  As opposed to the victim, who's gonna bounce back lickety-fucking-split, right?

Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.  TOTALLY BEGGING FOR IT.

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE, PEOPLE.

Now, what's being said and done in this community is bad enough, but the NY Times should be fucking ashamed of themselves right now.

Here's how to contact NYT: )

When I read this post, I thought to myself "Oh crap, hep's totally overreacting again."

When I read that article to confirm my suspicions, I thought "Holy crap. hep was dead-fucking-on."

I especially like the "Where was her mother? What was her mother thinking?" bit. Class act, Texas.
where was the editor to let this shit through man. 11 fkn years old. that is younger than my youngest.
I reposted........ this is just sick, people saying that an 11 year old deserved to be raped!

I saw the article earlier, when I was at work and not able to access LJ, so thank you for the reminder.
I fucking hate East Texas. I have family there (like, 30 minutes from this bullshit) and I never want to go visit because I just get furiously pissed off. They only desegregated their movie theater in the early 90's. Fuck fuck fuck that place.

And this is total disgusting shit reporting, I also hate the NYT.

I don't know how much longer I can keep reading the news. I'm just getting super depressed and pissed off at the amount of bad shit going on.