Serena Williams On Steubenville Rape: ‘Boys Did Something Stupid, But Maybe She Wasn’t A Virgin’

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“They kept telling me I was a hassle and they took care of me,” she testified. “I thought I could trust him (Mays) until I saw the pictures and video.”

The case became a lightning rod in the dialogue surrounding rape culture, and led to calls for a shift in focus from victim-blaming to educating potential attackers not to rape.

While there are many people who share Williams’ belief that parents must educate their children on the dangers of alcohol, questioning the girl’s sexual status — which has absolutely nothing to do with rape — and wondering if the boys’ punishment was “fair,” is probably not going to gain her any fans.

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6 thoughts on “Serena Williams On Steubenville Rape: ‘Boys Did Something Stupid, But Maybe She Wasn’t A Virgin’

  1. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but
    I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  2. I’m with Serena. #1. at 16, she had no business drinking, let alone drunk. #2. Where were her parents when all of this was going on and what did they teach her? Granted, what the boys did was wrong but her ass should have been reprimanded as well. Virgin part I will not discuss but I don’t know to many 16 year old virgins.

    • I agree with you and Niko to a certain extent, and mind you, we aren’t going to agree on everything. Yes, she should have been punished for being irresponsible. That’s an issue for her parents to deal with. Parents can do all the right things and follow all the rules in how to raise children, but some kids are going to go left when they should go right. She paid a high enough price for her irresponsible behavior. Don’t you think? Rape is a felony, underage drinking is not. Whether she’s a virgin at 16 or 60, or even if she isn’t, that’s not the issue. According to the law, the rape was the issue, and that trumps her underage drinking. As for the two boys, Niko you said, “We are losing too many young men this way, and the young ladies are not being held accountable, or their parents are not being held accountable.” Well that goes both ways. What about the parents of these two young men, didn’t their parents teach them not to steal? (taking things that don’t belong to them). Should they also be held accountable for the action of their sons?

  3. One more point, I am tired of hearing celebrities express themselves, then at the advice of their “camp” or whoever, apologizes for how they really feel. Since we live in a celebrity conscious time, maybe some of these young girls should hear such statements from celebrities.

  4. From what I read, I don’t think she’s blaming her parents. My interpretation is girls should be more responsible. Why was a 16 year old so drunk. It happens over and over again. No, the guys should be punished, but these young ladies have to own up to their responsibility to protect their safety. We are loosing too many young men this way, and the young ladies are no be held accountable, or their parents are not being held accountable. If they were away at college, then the parents have no control over the students whereabouts, but 16 years old should be home and not drunk. I too feel that young ladies have to take some blame for being in such a condition. Please believe I am not saying it is alright to rape young ladies, but she should get a year for being drunk at 16, that’s illegal too.

  5. By her statement, Serena is blaming the girl and her parents. The parents because she’s saying the parents should teach their kids not to accept drinks from other people. Who’s to say that the parents didn’t provide their child with that information? Then she blames the girl by stating, “I’m not blaming the girl, but…” Well Serena, you are blaming the girl. When you put a “but” after your comment, you pretty much negate the first part of your statement. Whether or not the girl was a virgin or not, drunk or sober, does not give anyone the right to violate you. Okay, granted, the girl was stupid and should not have been drinking, but the punishment for that should not be to get raped. What’s also noted is that Serena doesn’t feel that these young men should have been charged for raping this girl. Her comment that the boys did something stupid, but she doesn’t know if the punishment was fair, is also mind puzzling. Those boys knew what they were doing and felt they could violate this girl because she was drunk. Serena says the girl was lucky, BUT I say those boys were lucky. Yes, my “but” negates what Serena said because the girl wasn’t lucky. I’m sure her worse nightmare is thinking about those two boys inserting their penises in her without her consent, which is probably a violation of the utmost magnitude. Those boys got off light. Per this article, again, please stop blaming the women and put the blame where it lies, with the men doing the violating.

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