My CommentsAbout Stubenville March 20, 2013
Is it really possible that I haven’t written a single post here in a year? How did that happen? 18 credits per semester, a job, a boyfriend, a lack of a boyfriend, etc. Yeah, a year. But today I have something to say, so if you are still here, read!
I graduated from HS almost 3 yrs ago, and even though I was a debate nerd with a final GPA far above 4.0 at a school that didn’t win a single championship of any kind, I was a high school student in TEXAS, and I know a fair amount about the culture that worships Friday nights at the local stadium.
Beginning in elementary school, boys are revered more than girls, strong and large and athletic boys more than anyone else, and eventually football players are archangels. There are weekly pep rallies in their honor beginning in 6th grade, and they can take class time when nothing else is ever allowed to interrupt.
By high school the boys have joined the apostles on Mount Olympus and can do no wrong. They can not fail. They can not lose status except by acting gay or losing on the field.
And girls can’t say no to them. They OWN the girls. They own the school. They own it all.
They are what republicans aspire to be.
And so Stubenville was bound to happen — it is only a surprise that it doesn’t happen every year in every state