The Egregious, Awful and Downright Wrong Reactions to the Steubenville Rape Trial VerdictDoug Barry3/18/13 12:05pmFiled to: Steubenvillerape rapeSympathyNewsFootballSportsTopFb5844EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIf you followed the Steubenville rape trial through to its conclusion yesterday morning when Judge Thomas Lipps handed down "deliquent" verdicts to high school football players Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond for raping a 16-year-old girl after a party last August, you probably subjected yourself to some pretty graphic trial testimony, as well as the needling worry that justice, even after all the visual evidence and testimony the news-gathering public has been bombarded with over the last few months, might not be done. How many times have we seen the justice system, the media, or just casually callous observers with too much access to social media shame a sexual assault victim for brining about her or his own ruin? So many, in fact, that this website has an entire tag devoted to victim-blaming. ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.