Friday, November 16, 2012

I read this article

Via longform, this really interesting piece about the lives of two men after the video of one of them tea-bagging the other went viral. I should note that it's a deeply uncomfortable article to read. Or, at least, it was for me.

The author uses this story, about an act that some people might view as a harmless prank, to excoriate the typical media and legal response to sexual assault, in which the wants and needs of the victim are subjugated to any number of other interests. The author shows how the crime was joked about, the victim was mocked or blamed, and how the victim blamed himself to some extent.

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