This Country Song About Date Rape Was Inspired by Steubenville

Earlier this year, country artist Kira Isabella released "Quarterback," a radio friendly country song that takes some tired modern tropes of pop country — a nerdy freshman girl who plays trumpet in the marching band pining after the quarterback she never thought would notice her — and turns them on their head when… »8/02/14 2:15pm

Steubenville Rapist Ma'lik Richmond's Lawyer Is Tone-Deaf, Incoherent

Ma'lik Richmond — one of the two high school football players found "delinquent" in the last year's horrific Steubenville rape case — has just been released from an Ohio juvenile detention center. In March, he was sentenced to a minimum of one year, contingent on "behavior and rehabilitation." He began serving his… »1/06/14 1:30pm

Jock Culture Isn't Rape Culture When Women Are Playing Sports

Lizzy Seeberg, Daisy Coleman, the Steubenville rape victim — all three young women were targeted by young men who had two things in common: they felt entitled to the bodies of women regardless of whether the women consented to sexual contact, and all were athletes. But a similar attitude about having a sexual "right"… »10/28/13 4:48pm

'A Town Destroyed for What Two People Did': Dispatch from Steubenville

A few hours before Steubenville High School’s first football game of the 2013 season, a six-year-old held my hand and showed me the two photos of cute teenage boys on her “big girl” bedroom walls: Justin Bieber and Cody Saltsman. She wore a tiny jersey with Cody’s number—he’s a senior wide receiver/defensive back for… »9/16/13 12:00pm