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 1/06/14 1:30pm

The Other Steubenville Rape Case That Nobody's Talking About

On Monday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that four Steubenville school officials were being indicted for their role in covering up the now infamous rape of a 16-year-old girl in August 2012 by two high school football players. But they've actually also been charged for doing the same with a similar case… » 11/27/13 2:40pm 11/27/13 2:40pm

Boom: Four Steubenville School Officials Indicted in Teen Rape Case

This morning, Ohio's Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the findings of a grand jury investigation into the roles Steubenville school officials played in covering up the town's now-infamous sexual assault of a girl by football players a year ago in August. Among those charged? The school's… » 11/25/13 12:40pm 11/25/13 12:40pm

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 10/28/13 4:48pm

Maybe Maryville Will Be Different From Steubenville. Here's Hoping.

When the recent rape case to come out of Maryville, Missouri was first announced, it immediately garnered comparisons to Steubenville, Ohio, and for good reason: many details of the cases appeared strikingly similar. But after almost 500 people attended a rally for Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Missouri outside the… » 10/23/13 11:30am 10/23/13 11:30am

Is Maryville, Missouri the Next Steubenville?

The worst and most frustrating story you'll read about rape in America this week took place in Maryville, Missouri. It involves two young teenage girls who were raped by high school football players while drunk. One was left abandoned in freezing temperatures on her front lawn, passed out. Her rape was videotaped.… » 10/14/13 4:30pm 10/14/13 4:30pm

'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 9/16/13 12:00pm

Angel Haze Destroys Richard Cohen's 'Miley Cyrus, Steubenville' Op-Ed

Remember how Washington Post lecher Richard Cohen took it upon himself to link Miley Cyrus's gif-spawning performance at the VMAs to the Steubenville rape case, because someone needed to light the moral gas lamp and totter around the WaPo's op-ed page, grasping at sensationalistic straws? Well, rapper Angel Haze » 9/07/13 11:15am 9/07/13 11:15am

Confused Old Man Theorizes That Twerking Causes Rape

Sorry to burst your long weekend bubble, culture denizens, but tired opinions on Miley Cyrus's dance at the VMA's and What It Means For Women/White People Doing Music/Butts are still filtering in over a week later. The latest late train to pull up to the station is special, though; not only is Richard Cohen's latest… » 9/03/13 2:00pm 9/03/13 2:00pm

Yes, Today Really Did Pick Steubenville as Its City of the Day

Every morning on The Today Show, weatherman Al Roker announces "Today's Pick City" — an honor which entails having a town's local weather read out loud on national television. Today's pick? Steubenville, Ohio, home to Fort Steuben and the biggest rape case of the past year! As Al Roker said, it's "a great town." » 7/30/13 3:15pm 7/30/13 3:15pm

Steubenville-Style Internet Vigilantism Caused All Kinds of Problems

Despite the fact that the Steubenville rape trial is over and the boys involved have been sentenced and are incarcerated, the story's hold on the national conversation about rape culture continues to dominate, whether it's through Serena Williams or anyone less famous than that. People still have opinions, and as… » 7/29/13 5:45pm 7/29/13 5:45pm

Serena Williams Thinks the Steubenville Rape Victim Was Asking For It

Because you were waiting with bated breath for Serena Williams' thoughts on the Steubenville rape case: she thinks the 16-year-old who was raped by two high school football players who "did something stupid" shouldn't have gotten so drunk. She's also concerned about the girl's virginity. » 6/18/13 5:20pm 6/18/13 5:20pm