Metametameta coverage – reactions to the Steubenville verdict, reactions to reactions to the Steubenville verdict, [continue the series].
Too much sympathy in court being shown for these disgusting little rapists. It is not a tragedy when a rapist is found guilty.#Steubenville
— Radical Feminist (@RadicalFeminist) March 17, 2013
Is there? I looked for coverage and haven’t found it yet but did find commentary on the tears and sobs of the rapists themselves. The anchor (a woman) in the studio asked the commentator (a man) outside the courthouse about how gut-wrenching it all was, and he said the boys “didn’t realize that what they did was so serious.”
Well why the fuck not?
Did they think it’s just ok and normal and no biggy to shove your fingers up a nonconsenting girl?
If so, why would they think that? Why would anyone ever think that?
Why would anyone ever think it’s ok to shove your fingers up a nonconsenting girl while other people watched and took pictures and video?
I would really like to know.
I wonder how much of it, if any, has to do with being called a girl by their coach during football practice. I wonder if their coach did that; I wonder if it’s universal among football coaches; I wonder if anybody even talks about it, in schools, where it counts. I wonder if all or most football players learn contempt for women, even loathing of them, in the very act of playing and training for football.
Anyway. I would really like to know how teenage boys can fail to realize that sexual assault is serious.