18 August 2009

This is just not my day!

I think I may just hang my head and cry.

Here's the headline: "Sexual assault victim, 12, allegedly drunk"

Are you kidding me? What the hell difference does it make? SHE WAS 12! The absolute only reasons for making this a news story is to say, a) She deserved it; b) It was her fault; c) Somehow this makes it less of a crime; d) all of the above.

Okay, I want you to imagine for a second that a 12 year old boy is beaten, raped and left for dead in a schoolyard. Do you honestly think his sobriety would be called into question? Fuck no, it wouldn't.

And here's why I really want to cry. I saw that headline when I was investigating a link in a post about sexism in the media that had absolutely nothing to do with this case.