Editor’s Note — We’ve updated the post to include official figures from the Pentagon’s report. — Scott @ SFB
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
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
I had not talked about this issue with Alfred Hitchcock to anyone. Because all those years ago, it was still the studio kind of situation. Studios were the power. And I was at the end of that, and there was absolutely nothing I could do legally whatsoever. There were no laws about this kind of a situation. If this had happened today, I would be a very rich woman.Actress Tippi Hedren • Reflecting on the ordeal of starring in two of Alfred Hitchcock’s much-lauded films, Marnie and The Birds. Hedren says Hitchcock became disturbingly, sexually obsessed with her, once unsuccessfully trying to assault her, after which he subjected her to grueling and dangerous attacks by live birds during the latter film, leaving her bloodied. In advance of the debut of an HBO feature about her frightening and harassment-laden relationship with the late director, Hedren was given an advance screening: “When I first heard [actor Toby Jones’] voice at Alfred Hitchcock, my body just froze.” source
Trigger warning on this you guys: it’s a story about a victim of a vicious sexual assault whose awesome brother is trying to raise $65,000 to help cover her surgery.
“I didn’t want this to be just a story of the tragedy that happened. Lydia was really, really torn up from this. Her injuries were so bad. I thought, Lydia’s still kickin, she’s been through a lot. She hung in there.”
It’s made it extremely hard to interact with authority figures. During my tour in Afghanistan, I was a little bit more scared of everything. I can’t work with certain individuals just since they remind me of Staff Sgt. Walker.A reported victim of Staff Sgt. Luis Walker • Discussing how she felt in the months and years after having been sexually assaulted by the Air Force instructor. She was one of five women to speak at his sentencing hearing on Saturday. Walker, convicted of multiple counts of rape and sexual assault, will face 20 years in prison for these crimes. He could have gotten life.