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Serena Williams Causes Controversy on Comments about Steubenville R@pe Incident

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After hearing Serena Williams’ comments about the r@pe that took place Steubenville, Ohio, people are either saying that maybe she has a point or that she’s out of her mind.  Williams recently spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine and made comments that have feminists up in arms and accusing her of blaming the victim.

A teen girl was assaulted after drinking until she passed out.  The boys took video of the assault, believing that it was OK to sleep with her because she’d drank herself into a deep sleep, effectively making her a complicit party to whatever the boys chose to do to her.  Serena caused a hotbed of controversy by stating that “she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.”

After her remarks went public, Williams began to hear it from her fans and non-fans alike, some of whom say that the girl holds little or no responsibility for what happened on that fateful night.  But Serena was candid and honest in her commentary, which is probably going to get her into trouble.

“Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you — don’t take drinks from other people,” she told Rolling Stone.

“She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It could have been much worse. She’s lucky. Obviously I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t a virgin, but she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.”

Two football players involved in the incident were convicted in March for their role in the s*xual assault.  One of the boys was given an extra year in prison for taking a nude picture of the girl.  There are some who agree with Williams, arguing that if the girl is not responsible for her actions while under the influence, then the boys shouldn’t be either.  But there are those on the other side of the debate who say that the girl did nothing wrong.

One thing that could be agreed that kids should be taught to avoid drinking too much, since these incidents usually involve alcohol and end up ruining young lives.  Be careful.