We have been following the Stubenville Rape Trial very closely over the past few months. (Click Here)

A Verdict was handed down in the Stubenville Rape Case. Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmondwere were found guilty. This is a positive step towards justice for the victim. Videos hacked by Anonymous and released to the world indicate that many more were involved but no further charges have been filed…..yet.

CNN’s on-air anchors’ reaction to the verdict was abominable. Objectivity and Journalistic integrity went out the window as they seemed more concerned with the 16 & 17 year old Rapists then they did the 16 year Rape victim because they did not mention her ONCE. This is unacceptable. The rapists had the gall to brag about their crime to friends and tweet about it after the fact.These boys were found guilty by a court of law. They deserve no sympathy, no empathy. Yes, their lives may be ruined as they will forever be labeled as rapists. That is the choice they made when they forced themselves onto the victim.

IMO, CNN should issue a formal apology to the victim and her family. Here is a petition on Change.org to ask CNN to Apologize for its reprehensible attitude and coverage of the case.

**Update 3/20/2013** - While I feel that media is culpable to a certain extent for perpetuating the Rape Culture that we have here in the US and around the world, I think we as free thinking individuals need to focus on changing that culture. We need to do what we can, no matter how big or small, to change our societal views on rape, sex, sexism, victim shaming and gender stereotypes. And I feel the best way to start that is very simple: Respect for your fellow human beings.- ihatepeacocks.com 

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    -I WONDER IF A COUPLE OF YEARS IN JAIL WILL CHANGE THEIR OPINION ON RAPE. Y’KNOW, ONCE THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED IT...
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