Jock Culture Isn't Rape Culture When Women Are Playing Sports

Lizzy Seeberg, Daisy Coleman, the Steubenville rape victim — all three young women were targeted by young men who had two things in common: they felt entitled to the bodies of women regardless of whether the women consented to sexual contact, and all were athletes. But a similar attitude about having a sexual "right" to… » 10/28/13 5:19pm 10/28/13 5:19pm

Maryville Rape Case Is Becoming The Next Steubenville

Earlier this week, the Kansas City Star dropped a story about an alleged rape, cyber-bullying, and small-town politics that is shaping up to be the next Steubenville. The short version: Two underage girls from Maryville, Mo., claim they were raped by high school football player Matt Barnett—who also happens to be the… » 10/16/13 2:06pm 10/16/13 2:06pm

'A Town Destroyed for What Two People Did': Dispatch from Steubenville

A few hours before Steubenville High School’s first football game of the 2013 season, a six-year-old held my hand and showed me the two photos of cute teenage boys on her “big girl” bedroom walls: Justin Bieber and Cody Saltsman. She wore a tiny jersey with Cody’s number—he’s a senior wide receiver/defensive back for… » 9/16/13 12:24pm 9/16/13 12:24pm

“Weaponize the Media”: An Anonymous Rapper's War on Steubenville

One night this past December, sitting at his laptop in his bedroom in Winchester, Kentucky, Deric Lostutter donned a plastic Guy Fawkes mask, recently purchased on eBay. He turned on the camera of his souped-up gaming laptop and cued a computerized voice to start speaking. » 6/12/13 3:37pm 6/12/13 3:37pm

Anonymous Releases More Intel On The Alleged Steubenville "Rape Crew"

Last month, Anonymous sub-group KnightSec vowed to expose the other students and adults affiliated with the Steubenville, Ohio Big Red high school rape case if they didn't publicly apologize before January 1st. On Wednesday, they released a video of former Steubenville High School baseball player Michael Nodianos… » 1/04/13 1:45pm 1/04/13 1:45pm

"She Is So Raped Right Now": Partygoer Jokes About The Steubenville…

The video above was released today by the hacktivist outfit KnightSec, which has been leading the digital crusade in response to the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at the hands of two Steubenville (Ohio) High School football players. In the video, Michael Nodianos, a former Steubenville High student and baseball… » 1/02/13 2:00pm 1/02/13 2:00pm

"Occupy Steubenville" Gathers To Support Rape Victim, Call For Coach's Job

Protestors in Steubenville, Ohio, today braved crappy weather to rally at the county courthouse and call for further investigation into an alleged sexual assault. In August a 16-year-old girl, in a state of blackout intoxication, was lugged about by two Steubenville High School football players who were later arrested… » 12/29/12 6:05pm 12/29/12 6:05pm