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Let me explain-
I read the article Teen Rape Goes Viral; Town Protects Football Team, and I was increasingly outraged and disgusted the more I read. When I reached the end of the article, I decided to read the responses from other contributors,
Let me explain-
I read the article Teen Rape Goes Viral; Town Protects Football Team, and I was increasingly outraged and disgusted the more I read. When I reached the end of the article, I decided to read the responses from other contributors, and was completely shocked by one I saw.
I won't name any names, but one contributor essentially stated that the victim (a teenage girl who was abused and assaulted while under the influence of alcohol) was just a stupid girl who got herself into that situation in the first place, and didn't deserve any "babying".
Is this not a community that promotes positivity, health and safety? How can someone be a member of such a community and yet be so hateful, lacking understanding for the horror that a young girl went through when she drank too much at a party? Maybe I'm mistaken, but that seems to be about the same as saying "Look at what she was wearing! She was ASKING for it!"
So I ask you, have you ever seen a comment/response from a contributor that left you completely disgusted and outraged?
Did you do anything about it?
Seeing as I just got here, I haven't seen anything yet.
But if I did (and this is one of those touchy subjects for me) I would definitely say something, and then if the inflammatory comments persist after I've made an effort to educate something will definitely be said to a moderator.
I grew up in Texas, so I have seen plenty of instances down here where football=a free pass to do what you want as long as your career is promising enough. This made me sick, and no amount of victim blaming will ever make me ok with what was done and how it was handled. Like someone said, you'd be speaking an entirely different tune if it was your child.