The Steubenville video, tweets, and Instagram images give us a rare window into rape, and what we find makes the cultural myths that serve to silence victims and excuse perpetrators far more difficult to sustain.
Sarah Sobieraj is an associate professor of sociology at Tufts University. She is the author of “Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism,” and co-author of the forthcoming book “The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility.”
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