Monday, October 21, 2013

Media Moment 2, "Fox News guest blames Missouri teen: 'I'm not saying she deserved to be raped but...'"

I chose to post about this because it was reminiscent of the Steubenville High School rape case where a young girl was raped by the football players of the school who are portrayed like glorious, all star athletes. On top of that, some news outlets will say that the rapists are the actual victims because of all that they've had to endure when in reality, the person who was raped will struggle and endure a greater amount of pain. In this case a 14 year old girl was raped by a 17 year old boy when she was drunk and then was left passed out on the front porch of her house in the freezing cold. After all this the charges against the boy were dropped. You can read what happened that night from Daisy herself, the girl who was raped, here. This Fox News guest blames Daisy for the rape and makes me truly disgusted that a person like this exists, especially because he is a lawyer who seems to have no evidence against Daisy and goes on victim blaming. Something in particular that struck me was when he said " But what did she expect to happen at 1 a.m. in the morning after sneaking out?". Oh, I don't know, maybe she expected to go out and come back home fine? What do you think, do you think that she should have been more responsible? Do you agree with this lawyer?

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1 comment:

  1. I don't agree with this lawyer. The media is notorious in placing blame on the women who are raped than the actual rapist. They justify it by saying "well, she was out late." or "she was drunk." or "she was dressed overly sexual." It doesn't matter what the circumstances are. Rape is rape and there is no excuse for it. We need to teach people about consent, rather than shaming rape victims.