Comments on: Exclusive: Steubenville Teens on Tape Describe Night of Sexual Assault http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:40:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: amn http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10704128 amn Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:14:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10704128 Where were the parents--ALL the parents? Not just the parents of the 2 football stars who nailed for the crime, but the parents of Jane Doe, the parents of the kids who permitted unsupervised parties to be held at their homes knowing full well from community culture and personal experience that the party would be fully loaded; the parents of the various party goers who can't hide behind the excuse, "We didn't know the party was loaded, and, after all, boys will be boys. Bull feathers! Social media is as much to blame as the teenagers participating, filming, and encouraging the disgusting behaviour of all concerned. Just because boys wear the bodies of men, and girls wear the bodies of women doesn't make them adults. The human brain, especially the portion thereof concerned with decision making, isn't fully developed until the early 20s; and tho a teen may know the difference between right & wrong, he/she rarely will make the tough decision--do the right thing. Where were the parents–ALL the parents? Not just the parents of the 2 football stars who nailed for the crime, but the parents of Jane Doe, the parents of the kids who permitted unsupervised parties to be held at their homes knowing full well from community culture and personal experience that the party would be fully loaded; the parents of the various party goers who can’t hide behind the excuse, “We didn’t know the party was loaded, and, after all, boys will be boys. Bull feathers! Social media is as much to blame as the teenagers participating, filming, and encouraging the disgusting behaviour of all concerned. Just because boys wear the bodies of men, and girls wear the bodies of women doesn’t make them adults. The human brain, especially the portion thereof concerned with decision making, isn’t fully developed until the early 20s; and tho a teen may know the difference between right & wrong, he/she rarely will make the tough decision–do the right thing.

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By: Ani M http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10704085 Ani M Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:07:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10704085 She gave consent to hold her like a dead body? She took off her own blouse? Everything about this story tells me that these guys have absolutely no remorse for what they did. And I'm really disappointed that the reporter isn't calling the guy out on all of this. Instead, they give him a tearful back story about a hard life to win sympathy from the viewers. Poor form ABC. She gave consent to hold her like a dead body? She took off her own blouse?

Everything about this story tells me that these guys have absolutely no remorse for what they did. And I’m really disappointed that the reporter isn’t calling the guy out on all of this. Instead, they give him a tearful back story about a hard life to win sympathy from the viewers. Poor form ABC.

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By: marc bauder md http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10702018 marc bauder md Sun, 24 Mar 2013 04:18:21 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10702018 See? See?

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By: Bill http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10701880 Bill Sun, 24 Mar 2013 02:33:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10701880 Complete lack of parenting on the part of everybody involved. Too many idiots out there worried about making high mortgage and double car payments rather than bringing their kids up right. How about not living in as fancy a house or buying a used car you morons. Get a CLUE as to what is important in life...and it's not the f'ing Land-Rover!!! You get what you sew with kids. Complete lack of parenting on the part of everybody involved. Too many idiots out there worried about making high mortgage and double car payments rather than bringing their kids up right. How about not living in as fancy a house or buying a used car you morons. Get a CLUE as to what is important in life…and it’s not the f’ing Land-Rover!!! You get what you sew with kids.

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By: Greg Field http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10701711 Greg Field Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:33:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10701711 Parents thought their son was a "normal teenage kid"? The parents may be nice people, but there was a dark side to their son they never saw, and it came from somewhere on their watch Parents thought their son was a “normal teenage kid”? The parents may be nice people, but there was a dark side to their son they never saw, and it came from somewhere on their watch

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By: Greg Field http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10701690 Greg Field Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:21:44 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10701690 This is a study in psychology. Kids are numbed out, too much video, TV, violence, too disconnected from reality and humanity, to the extent that as this unfolded it was just a reality TV show to them. The children of Jerry Springer nation. Too easy to dehumanize someone, sexually objectify, and then she became a sex toy. The herding mentality of like minded acceptance. These kids descended into a primal animal state. This is also a manifestation of the male attitude toward women in general, picked up by these kids through osmosis. Last but not least, values come from your upbringing, so these parents, and all parents, better take a hard look at how they're raising their kids - how little supervision and guidance they may be getting, how freely they are allowed to let their brains be sucked into the less than real cyberworld This is a study in psychology. Kids are numbed out, too much video, TV, violence, too disconnected from reality and humanity, to the extent that as this unfolded it was just a reality TV show to them. The children of Jerry Springer nation. Too easy to dehumanize someone, sexually objectify, and then she became a sex toy. The herding mentality of like minded acceptance. These kids descended into a primal animal state. This is also a manifestation of the male attitude toward women in general, picked up by these kids through osmosis. Last but not least, values come from your upbringing, so these parents, and all parents, better take a hard look at how they’re raising their kids – how little supervision and guidance they may be getting, how freely they are allowed to let their brains be sucked into the less than real cyberworld

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By: HolyHannah http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10701238 HolyHannah Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:34:56 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10701238 What's troubling is that she was completely vulnerable -- drunk - and everyone took advantage of the condition she was in instead of calling her parents. It's like everyone benefited by this girl's drinking problem. They were entertained by it. It's beyond barbaric and sadistic what these boys did although this is just the tip of the iceberg. Boys have been doing this to drunk girls since I was in school and before that when my mother was in school. Girls are conditioned and socialized to believe it's their fault which is why so many rapes and sexual molestation and assaults go unreported at school. There is this "rape culture" giving the "green light" to rape girls because they asked for it by not showing they were responsible. Then these boys parents go on television and pretend that their boys don't have problems? That football dad who said football was in his genes. Well you better check again, because your son has all the attributes of psychotic sex offender. What’s troubling is that she was completely vulnerable — drunk – and everyone took advantage of the condition she was in instead of calling her parents. It’s like everyone benefited by this girl’s drinking problem. They were entertained by it. It’s beyond barbaric and sadistic what these boys did although this is just the tip of the iceberg. Boys have been doing this to drunk girls since I was in school and before that when my mother was in school. Girls are conditioned and socialized to believe it’s their fault which is why so many rapes and sexual molestation and assaults go unreported at school. There is this “rape culture” giving the “green light” to rape girls because they asked for it by not showing they were responsible. Then these boys parents go on television and pretend that their boys don’t have problems? That football dad who said football was in his genes. Well you better check again, because your son has all the attributes of psychotic sex offender.

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By: Norma http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10701206 Norma Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:26:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10701206 Totally appalled by what happened. I hope the parents and adults will receive the stiff discipline they deserve. Every one off the young men involved should be totally ashamed of themselves and should be required to attend classes on appropriate sexual behavior and respect for others. It's time our society ends its excessive celebration of athletics and demands honorable behavior of all who represent their school in any capacity. Totally appalled by what happened. I hope the parents and adults will receive the stiff discipline they deserve. Every one off the young men involved should be totally ashamed of themselves and should be required to attend classes on appropriate sexual behavior and respect for others. It’s time our society ends its excessive celebration of athletics and demands honorable behavior of all who represent their school in any capacity.

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By: AstridK http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10701196 AstridK Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:22:23 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10701196 One year in juvy is not enough. I doubt that an adult would only get one year for rape. These boys committed an adult crime and should have been tried as adults and received the same punishment. I have a bit of prejudice against Ohio in general because I grew up there and examples of this kind of stupidity are rampant there. There's just so much backwards thinking about so many things in that region and I was so relieved when our family finally moved out of the state. One year in juvy is not enough. I doubt that an adult would only get one year for rape. These boys committed an adult crime and should have been tried as adults and received the same punishment. I have a bit of prejudice against Ohio in general because I grew up there and examples of this kind of stupidity are rampant there. There’s just so much backwards thinking about so many things in that region and I was so relieved when our family finally moved out of the state.

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By: ann http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/exclusive-steubenville-teens-on-tape-describe-night-of-sexual-assault/#comment-10700864 ann Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:30:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472944#comment-10700864 Re: Project X. There have been many reported parties trying to emulate the Project X party. But also I just think it's the way these teens party these days. Look at movies like "Hangover" where no-one remembers anything, has sex etc. and it's a blockbuster. Or the movie with Luke Wilson(forget name) where the grownups form frat, he wakes up with 16 year old with no memory of night, but all is OK she says. No problem. It's just a mirror of time we live in I think. I think these boys were actually thinking they were doing alright by not having sexual intercourse with the girl. And Mays just thought of it as a hook-up. It got really ugly in that basement, with another joining in etc., but these kids need major education. They should have got the girl home, but should they have left her passed out at the second party? What a total mess. Re: Project X. There have been many reported parties trying to emulate the Project X party. But also I just think it’s the way these teens party these days. Look at movies like “Hangover” where no-one remembers anything, has sex etc. and it’s a blockbuster. Or the movie with Luke Wilson(forget name) where the grownups form frat, he wakes up with 16 year old with no memory of night, but all is OK she says. No problem. It’s just a mirror of time we live in I think. I think these boys were actually thinking they were doing alright by not having sexual intercourse with the girl. And Mays just thought of it as a hook-up. It got really ugly in that basement, with another joining in etc., but these kids need major education. They should have got the girl home, but should they have left her passed out at the second party? What a total mess.

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