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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] closetospring at SIGNAL BOOSTING EVERYWHERE
so, the new york times covered a story in which an 11-year-old girl was gang raped (POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING for the link). an awful story, made even more awful by the fact that they repeated claims that she brought it on herself by the way she was dressed. repeated them. as fact. no critical commentary.

ummm yeah no.

I'm gonna be writing a letter to the new york times. here's their contact information:
http://www.nytimes.com/membercenter/emailus.html to use a form to email them

letters@nytimes.com if you want it to be published as a letter to the editor — include your name, address, and telephone number.

if you want to contact the author of the article directly, click on the article and then click on the author’s name.

If you're on tumblr and want to reblog, I posted this here.

There's also a Change.org petition.



I signed the petition and am considering writing a letter once I am not in intense pain.

Date: 2011-03-11 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naomi-naomi.livejournal.com
Thank you for posting this, I always forget that lj can be a platform for activism too. This whole story makes me want to projectile vom and I write/read about this kind of shit all the time. UGHHHHHHHH RAGE.

Date: 2011-03-11 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] singlittlebird.livejournal.com
You're welcome! I always forget about that too, especially considering mine is friends only, but something like this needs to be made public so that's what I did.

Will and I were discussing this earlier, it's just so disgusting. I felt physically ill when I read that article.

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