I thought this blog post by an American mother to be worth reading.
She is responding to the revolting Steubenville OH rape of an inebriated 16-year old girl multiple times by a group of young men at a drinking party. The rapes were filmed and posted on social media. The girl was urinated on. Two young men brought the helplessly drunken girl to another party where she could be raped again.
The woman's response is also to media "regret" that "two young men's lives have been ruined", referring to the two who were jailed for the rape.
http://www.laughmom.com/2013/03/i-am...-to-get-raped/[As I grew up] Parents, teachers, media, all told me I had to be careful not to get raped. Because I was a girl. And the responsibility was on me.
I’m so fcking sick of it.
The fate of Nicola Furlong in Japan also raises the question: where do young men get the notion that rape is a casual act with no consequences ....
PS If the link fails, go here http://www.laughmom.com/