Over the weekend, a 15-year-old girl was gang-raped by as many as 15 boys and grown men outside her homecoming dance. The assault lasted more than 2 hours. No one called the police until someone talked about the ongoing rape at a nearby party.
This has been covered on other blogs and news outlets already today, but I couldn't leave it. It's so important to talk about sexual assault and, by extension, rape culture. What is rape culture? Shakesville has what's most likely the best description out there. Unfortunately, it can be summed up thusly: rape culture is almost everywhere.