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Mar 20, 2013
I just found out that one of the rapists in the Steubenville case is appealing on grounds of mental instability.
To be clear he isn’t saying he is mentally ill. No, he’s just sixteen and therefore is entitled to a few mistakes. After all, most sixteen year olds commit rape! It’s a part of growing up! (This, mind you, is sarcasm.)
Apparently sixteen year olds don’t have fully developed decision making centres in their brain and so its wrong to hold this boy accountable for his actions.
Funny how that didn’t matter when the rape victim was drinking. Funny how when we discussed the victim, she was a horrible person for making the decision to drink and deserved to get raped.
Yet when the RAPIST makes a bad decision, he should be excused.
The hypocrisy makes me sick. They use whatever argument is convenient. I am so over this.Categories: Sexual Violence