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The Myth of the Teenage Temptress: Or Why A Young Girl Can Not Consent to Sex With An Adult Man | xoJane
"[O]n Monday, Stacey Rambold, a Senior High teacher convicted of raping 14-year-old Cherice Morales, who later committed suicide, was sentenced to spend just 30 days in jail. The judge justified his decision in part by saying he listened to recorded statements given by Morales before her death and believes that while she was a troubled youth, she was 'as much in control of the situation' as Rambold.

"The judge also said Morales was 'older than her chronological age.'

"Yep, you read that right. A 14-year-old 'troubled youth' who eventually committed suicide (as a direct result of the sexual assault and its aftermath, according to her mother) had 'control over the situation' with a 49-year-old rapist. But don't worry, this wasn't 'the kind of rape most people think about,' according to Judge G. Todd Baugh. 'It was not a violent, forcible, beat-the-victim rape, like you see in the movies.' He generously added that 'It was nonetheless a rape...and this should not have occurred.'"
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august 2013 by cluebucket
Against flip-flops: Put a shoe on, you slob. - Slate Magazine
"I’ve witnessed flip-flop wearers on the New York City subway slip their “shoes” off altogether and cross their feet on the train-car floor with a contented sigh, as though they were already home and kicking back in front of a DVR’d Cheers marathon. We would all look askance at a person who removed his socks and sneakers on the train before ostentatiously propping his naked dogs in plain sight. Why do people get a break just because they happen to be wearing footgear that takes them 90 percent of the way there?"
slate  dana_stevens  rant  sandal  flip-flop  shoe  feet  fashion  lazy  dirt  summer  2013  2010s 
july 2013 by cluebucket

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