Maclean's Magazine: Apologize for publishing Barbara Amiel's victim-blaming piece on Steubenville
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Amiel's article in Maclean's, "Land mines in our sexual landscape", not only blames the Steubenville rape victim and minimizes the seriousness of rape, it also excuses child pornography as 'harmless'.
This is beyond an offensive personal opinion. This is hateful material that condones child pornography and rape as "minor vices". Further, it claims these are merely the results of a society that permits things like gay relationships and transgender people.
Media outlets have the power to turn the tides of rape culture and Maclean's has done the exact opposite. This attack is not acceptable. We as readers have come to expect a much higher quality of material from Maclean's and we demand an apology.
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