Content Note: drug incapacitation, sexual assault, victim-blaming, cyberbullying, ostracisation
Over the last few days, the stomach-churning story of Jada — a 16-year-old girl whose rape was recorded and then shared and mocked on social media — has shown up everywhere. Now, Jada’s mother and a family spokesperson are claiming that Jada’s far from the only girl victimized by the people who allegedly drugged and raped her. And one other girl may soon be coming forward.
Suporters of the accused youths are, of course, now stepping up their cyberbullying of Jada and her friend.
The Houston News has a report where an advocate asks why police have not yet arrested anybody, given all the evidence provided on social media by those bragging about assaulting Jada. At the least they seem clearly guilty of distributing child pornography, so why haven’t they been charged with that already?
Then, in this weekend’s NYT, a report on an investigation into a sexual assault investigation at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where the victim was found by a friend apparently mid-assault with an audience recording the event on their phones, yet the college in-house investigation took just 12 days before holding a hearing that cleared the accused (all football players).
The football team went on to finish undefeated in its conference, while the woman was left, she said, to face the consequences — threats and harassment for accusing members of the most popular sports team on campus.
Rape culture? What rape culture?
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