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You may remember, back around Thanksgiving, a huge number of boys and young men were accused - via cell phone video - of raping an 11 year old. They moved from one building to another, and continued the assault.

Here are some of the quotes from the New York Times article on the topic today:

“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.”

(nothing on the girl living with it)

"They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said." 
“Where was her mother? What was her mother thinking?” said Ms. Harrison, one of a handful of neighbors who would speak on the record.

Date: 2011-03-09 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmjwell.livejournal.com
Dear New York Times:

God forbid male privilege should ever be called into question.

You suck.

Edited Date: 2011-03-09 06:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-09 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] warjustice.livejournal.com
Makes me SO MAD

Date: 2011-03-11 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inflectionpoint.livejournal.com
Here's how to contact NYT:
Form to email them.

In case you want your email to be published as a letter to the editor. Make sure you include your name, address, and telephone number.

Date: 2011-03-24 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] denisen1.livejournal.com
Grrrr ... As a woman, as a mom, as a journalist, as a human, this article infuriated me!!! Luckily the NYTimes editors recognized the errors of their ways, but still, the article, combined with the overall level of hatred this community is cursed with only serves to add more damage to what is already an unimaginably painful situation for a child only a year older than my own. I am moved to tears by it all ...

Date: 2011-03-24 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lobolance.livejournal.com
Do you have a link to whatever the NYT printed as an apology? I'd love to see it.

Hope you're doing grand otherwise!


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