No person has the right to take sexual advantage of a person when they are unconscious. I don't care of it's slapping your privates against her face or fondling her with your fingers, as was done in this case, or , if it's having sexual intercourse. Rape is rape and unfortunately this judgment doesn't bring that home for those who don't seem to have any clue to the fact that you can't touch ANYONE who is unconscious in a sexual manner .
And now the fun really begins:
The emotions inflamed by the case echoed past Sunday's verdict, with sheriff's deputies and state investigators arresting two teenage girls Monday for threatening the victim over Twitter. The girls -- one 15, one 16, both from Steubenville -- were in a juvenile lockup Monday night, awaiting an appearance before a judge Tuesday morning, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.
You have to appreciate the internet indignation :). I'm sure all of you are aware of the Equal Rights Amendment - gave equal rights to the female gender in this country among other things. Only that's not the way they wanted it to work, they wanted all the good things they had enjoyed before along with the new rights.
Equal pay for Equal work - only they wanted to take lots of time off & not have it count against their status in the workplace. Never mind that had been shown that time in the workplace made a more productive & knowledgeable employee.
You've probably seen the sickly mug of the Ohio AG on the tube stating his internet manhood. Think he's going to try to be the state's next gov. I'm sure OH has a rape law.
Many years ago, before most of you were born, there was a case in a small town in SD where the local attorney noticed a gang bang (consensual) going on. Eventually it went to the court system, but by then 4 of the 5 young men involved had been excused but one went to reform school, unfortunately the son of poor parents. A few years later I'm going to college & a killing makes the front page. Seems an airman had returned from guam after a 6 month assignment, his wife had been enjoying her time with other guys & when he told her he wanted her to stay home that night she refused so he wasted her. Same gal involved in the gang bang.
I don't care what any of you think, I think the boys got railroaded. I think the authorities did a poor job of handling the case. & apparently it's not over.
Ken, in my youth I went to some very tough taverns by myself - I need no one to have my back. Just like here I will believe what the facts tell me. The weaker sex is only special when they deserve to be.
Oh my. Can anyone spell misogynist?