We cover a lot of depressing stuff on this site: rape, anti-abortion laws, more rape, etc. But this article on a defense attorney who likened an 11-year-old survivor of gang rape to a conniving spider who lured her rapists into a web might actually be the most soul-suckingly disheartening story I've ever read.
The shoddy manner in which the New York Times and other media outlets covered the horrifying story of an 11-year-old girl allegedly being gang raped in Cleveland, Texas, has prompted a judge to issue a gag order that bars investigators, witnesses, and attorneys from speaking to the media. Not that that necessarily…
In Cleveland, Texas, 18 young men and boys have been charged with participating in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in an abandoned trailer home. As if the event weren't awful enough, the papers reporting the incident aren't exactly being, oh, say, fair in their reportage.