One young man removed this girl’s shirt “so she wouldn’t puke on it” and left her half naked in the middle of the street.
A young football player then offered 3$ to anyone who would urinate on a semi conscious teenager “as a joke.”
Next, the two rapists fondled the then passed out a 16 year old girl while filming it on their phones.
They then chose to shoot a porn starring this unconscious teenager.
They took the rest of her clothes off.
They laid eyes and hands and fingers on the most intimate & private corners of her body.
They drove her from party to party, documenting every step of her violation and humiliation.
Took photographs and video of her passed out and naked while violently pushing their fingers inside her vagina.
They slapped their penises on her body while she was unconscious.
They photographed & filmed that too.
They treated her as an inanimate object. Not a human being.
THAT is what changed their futures. Maybe for the better. Because had they not been caught by posting the photographs and video on the internet, they may have continued on in life thinking women are objects that they are entitled to violently rape and ridicule and discard. Perhaps a minuscule sentence of a combined 3 years will change their lives for the better.
So don’t fucking talk to me about how this conviction has ruined their lives. Their lives were ruined when they adopted the belief that it was OKAY to rip the soul out of a 16 year old girl. A girl who’s entitled to assert her life IS actually ruined by their choices. She found out she was raped by seeing it on social media. Over and over and over.
What if they did this to a 16 year old boy? What if they did it to a grown man? Found him passed out, took his clothes off, forced their fingers into his anus, slapped their penises on his hips, took pictures, video taped it, posted them on Facebook & Youtube and bragged about it. Would we be talking about how sad it is that the conviction has ruined their lives?
And why in hell’s bells do we have to use ANY other examples to humanize this young woman and demonstrate that there is NOTHING that justifies this?
Their parents, their football team, their town’s culture have all been said to have contributed to this outcome. And should they choose to feel responsible, as reported, that is for them to deal with and reconcile. But under no circumstances does that make the rapists the victims in this situation.
There is one victim. And she bears NO responsibility for this violent act done upon her.