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Rethink the Rant

TRIGGER WARNING:

The following includes discussions that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence.
Please be advised. 

If you came here expecting some kind of calm, patient, even-keeled commentary, you should probably leave now.

I am PISSED. IRATE. ENRAGED. LIVID.

I am angry because just a few weeks after the Steubenville boys were sentenced, I had to read this:

And so, when the Twitter posts brought national condemnation to this old mill town, the principal of Torrington High School decided it was time to appeal to her students’ better natures.

In her note on March 22, the principal, Joanne R. Creedon, urged the students to “get that spotlight on the good.” Among other student-sponsored good deeds, she wrote, the Interact Club was holding a dodgeball tournament for charity that Friday. “Come out for one of these events, have fun, and show everyone what T.H.S. is really about,”…

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