The sympathy being shown to the young men convicted of rape in Steubenville is part of the culture that allowed the rape to happen
- Hari Kondabolu
Veronica Mars spoilers! If you haven’t watched Veronica Mars, don’t read this. But also, if you haven’t watched Veronica Mars yet, what are you doing? Go watch it now! YOU HAVE TO BE READY FOR THE MOVIE.
She had agency and was given a voice that went deeper and was more honest than any of its predecessors. Throughout the television show, Veronica has nightmares about the night she was assaulted. Viewers also find out in the second season that Veronica has an STI as a result of her rape, making the assault all the more realistic. Needless to say, the teenager ends up developing a keen distrust of the men around her, affecting all her future relationships throughout the show. But despite getting laughed out of the police chief’s office when she comes forward about her ordeal, Veronica never loses sight of the fact that she is not to blame for her rape—and neither do the show’s viewers, who are treated to a dramatic story-line that is both realistic and empowering. For fans and haters alike, Veronica Mars remains the only American television series that successfully depicts the long-term effects of this type of sexual violence.
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Reblog if a man has ever tried—no matter how ‘sweetly’—to make you change your mind when you said “no”
Curious how often this happens.
i'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic
Just not as sorry as I feel for the girl they raped."
Indian Gang Rape Protests
New Delhi & Kolkata
December 27, 2012
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri