Topic: Ben Roethlisberger

Pet Peeve: Sexualization in the Media of Victims of Assault

Pet Peeve: Sexualization in the Media of Victims of Assault

As we all know, the Super Bowl is upon us. And with every Super Bowl comes the obligatory rehashing of the major players’ histories of criminal charges, or, in some cases, still-pending criminal charges. Good old-fashioned American fun!

Anyway, of course the most prominent rapist player-with-a-past to look out for this year is Ben Roethlisberger, who has a series of sexual assault charges against him, some of which have been dropped.

In my brief research about this charmer, one of the first things I came across was this gem of a sentence from writer Russell Goldman at ABC News:

“‘Big Ben’ Roethlisberger dodged prosecution earlier this week when a Georgia district attorney announced that he could not prove that the quarterback had raped a 20-year-old sorority girl in a nightclub bathroom.”

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