Topic: rape culture

Steubenville Defendant Ma’lik Richmond Released, Feels Deserving Of Your Empathy

Steubenville Defendant Ma'lik Richmond Released, Feels Deserving Of Your Empathy

Less than a year ago, Steubenville rapists Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. Now, I’m pretty comfortable will calling them the “Steubenville rapists” because when you choose to rape somebody, you are therefore a rapist. At the time, Richmond apparently sobbed upon hearing the verdict and said, “My life is over.” I didn’t feel bad for him then and I don’t feel bad for him now. More »