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Roll red roll : rape, power, and football in the American heartland

Schwartzman, Nancy (author.). Zelevansky, Nora, (author.).

Summary: An incisive narrative about a teen rape case that divided a Rust Belt town, exposing the hostile and systemic undercurrents that enable sexual violence, and spotlighting ways to make change. In football-obsessed Steubenville, Ohio, on a summer night in 2012, an incapacitated sixteen-year-old girl was repeatedly assaulted by members of the "Big Red" high school football team. They took turns documenting the crime and sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The victim, Jane Doe, learned the details via social media at a time when teens didn't yet understand the lasting trail of their digital breadcrumbs. Crime blogger Alexandria Goddard, along with hacker collective Anonymous, exposed the photos, Tweets, and videos, making this the first rape case ever to go viral and catapulting Steubenville onto the national stage. Filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman spent four years embedded in the town, documenting the case and its reverberations. Ten years after the assault, Roll Red Roll is the culmination of that research, weaving in new interviews and personal reflections to take readers beyond Steubenville to examine rape culture in everything from sports to teen dynamics. Roll Red Roll explores the factors that normalize sexual assault in our communities. Through inter-views with sportswriter David Zirin, victim's rights attorney Gloria Allred and more, Schwartzman untangles the societal norms in which we too often sacrifice our daughters to protect our sons. With the Steubenville case as a flashpoint that helped spark the #MeToo movement, a decade later, Roll Red Roll focuses on the perpetrators and asks, can our society truly change?

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780306924361
  • ISBN: 0306924366
  • ISBN: 9780306924385
  • ISBN: 0306924382
  • Physical Description: print
    xviii, 283 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2022.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-281).
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: "She's so dead" -- The crime -- The morning after -- The place -- The investigation -- The coach -- The players -- The vigilantes -- The trial -- Hurry up and heal -- The grown-ups -- The prodigal son -- The reverberations -- The present.
Subject: Rape Ohio Steubenville
Rape culture United States
Sex role Social aspects United States
Steubenville (Ohio) Social conditions
Rape in mass media
Women Violence against
Rape victims
Bystander effect
Peer pressure
Rape victims Ohio Steubenville
Teenage girls Violence against Ohio Steubenville
Football players Ohio Steubenville
Trials (Rape) Ohio Steubenville
Steubenville High School (Steubenville, Ohio)
Genre: True crime stories.

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