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March 19, 2013
16:19 // 1 year ago
12:18 // 1 year ago
March 17, 2013
The judge in the Steubenville rape trial is about to announce the verdict. Watch live video over here.
EDIT: The judge ruled that Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond have been found guilty.
Second EDIT: Here’s a story on the matter.

The judge in the Steubenville rape trial is about to announce the verdict. Watch live video over here.

EDIT: The judge ruled that Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond have been found guilty.

Second EDIT: Here’s a story on the matter.

10:11 // 1 year ago
March 16, 2013

On Steubenville, India and other cases of rape or sexual violence

backyardgoldmine says: I don’t understand why American news organizations are more concerned about the gang rapes that happen in India than the ones that happen here. Like the only articles Shortform Blog have about Stubenville are two articles about Rick Santorum giving a speech there. 

» SFB says: We posted an article about Steubenville just a couple of days ago. As far as the case in India, it’s very significant issue culturally in that country and prior cases have led to mass protests. We try to cover issues happening in the U.S. as well as internationally. Fact of the matter: Both cases are worth our time and important to cover. — Ernie @ SFB

17:36 // 1 year ago
15:28 // 1 year ago
March 12, 2013
There’s an abundance of evidence here that she was making decisions, cognitive choices…She didn’t affirmatively say no.
Attorney Walter Madison • Defending Steubenville High football players Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond against charges of rape during a pre-trial hearing. The two high school students stand accusing of repeatedly raping an unidentified 16-year-old female student during a party last year, and are scheduled to begin trial Wednesday to face federal sexual assault charges.  Madison argues that the charges were only leveled after the alleged victim’s parents found out what happened, saying the young girl was simply too embarassed to admit there was consent. source
14:40 // 1 year ago
March 11, 2013
17:35 // 1 year ago
January 3, 2013

Men face murder charges in New Delhi gang-rape case

  • 5 men charged with murder for their alleged brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old female university student in New Delhi, India in December. The woman, who’s name was not released, died under hospital care of internal injuries, sparking a maelstrom of attention and protest from within India, as well as international media coverage. The five charged includes the driver of the bus on which the young woman was attacked, as well as his brother, who also worked for the bus company. source
22:27 // 1 year ago
December 28, 2012
breakingnews:

Delhi gang-rape victim dies in hospital in Singapore
BBC News: The 23-year-old woman gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has died at a Singapore hospital, doctors say.

“The patient passed away peacefully at 4:45am on 29 Dec 2012,” a statement from the hospital said. The patient’s family had been by her side, it added.
The 23-year-old had arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital.

Follow updates on the story at Breaking News.
Photo: A young woman, one hand covered in fake blood, takes part in a protest earlier Friday in Calcutta against the gang rape of a student. (Piyal Adhikary / EPA via NBC News)

As we pointed out last week, the incident, which was widely-reported, led to mass protests in New Delhi, leading to calls for calm by the Indian government. This latest development is quite sad and worth keeping a close eye on.

breakingnews:

Delhi gang-rape victim dies in hospital in Singapore

BBC NewsThe 23-year-old woman gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has died at a Singapore hospital, doctors say.

“The patient passed away peacefully at 4:45am on 29 Dec 2012,” a statement from the hospital said. The patient’s family had been by her side, it added.

The 23-year-old had arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital.

Follow updates on the story at Breaking News.

Photo: A young woman, one hand covered in fake blood, takes part in a protest earlier Friday in Calcutta against the gang rape of a student. (Piyal Adhikary / EPA via NBC News)

As we pointed out last week, the incident, which was widely-reported, led to mass protests in New Delhi, leading to calls for calm by the Indian government. This latest development is quite sad and worth keeping a close eye on.

17:16 // 1 year ago
December 23, 2012

Anti-rape protests put pressure on Indian government: On December 16, a 23-year-old medical student was brutally gang-raped on a bus in the country’s capital, New Delhi. This weekend, strong protests have risen up in reaction, with thousands filling the streets in response. In response to the protests, which have faced police retaliation (see water cannons used in video above), Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised tough action. ”We will make all possible efforts to ensure security and safety to all women in this country,” he said. “I appeal to all concerned citizens to maintain peace and calm.”

19:55 // 1 year ago