The Steubenville rape trial may be over, but the discussion about how rape is covered in the media is not.
And while the ruling may bring an end to the trial that gained media attention for its lurid text messages, cell phone pictures and videos, and social media posts surrounding the sexual abuse of the girl — the discussion of how rape is reported in the media is far from over.
Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez laughs during a news conference while attending the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 20, 2006. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
According to Venezuela's acting President, Nicolas Maduro, when it came down to choosing the next Pope, the late Chavez gave his pal, Christ, some direction — in a southward trajectory, to be specific.
Cardinals attend a mass at the St. Peter's basilica before the start of the conclave on March 12, 2013, at the Vatican. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
While this gradual starvation of cardinals as impetus to make a decision is perhaps a necessary evil, we still aren't sure that forcing such a momentous decision on a group of hungry older gentlemen is necessarily the most logical option.
This little fella looks like he could calm your depressed and stressed mind. (Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images)
Whether you're outraged that Grand Valley State has been forced to give Ms. Velzen a $40,000 settlement for her troubles, or if you're more upset that the university threatened to kick little Blanca to the curb in the first place, I think we can all agree on one thing: this entire situation is overwhelmingly underwhelming.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - AUGUST 10: U.S. Senator Rand Paul (L) (R-KY) listens to his father Texas Congressman and Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul speak at a campaign stop August 10, 2011 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) (Scott Olson/AFP/Getty Images)
Before this week, Rand Paul was not necessarily in the shortlist of names that come up when people engage in sickeningly premature speculation about the next presidential race.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is seen on a TV monitor participating in a filibuster on the Senate floor as Politco reporter Tim Mak works on his story at the Senate Press Gallery March 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Paul was filibustering the Senate to oppose the nomination of John Brennan to be the next director of CIA. (Alex Wong/AFP/Getty Images)
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky took to the Senate floor just before noon on Wednesday to slow down the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director.
This picture taken on March 5, 2013 shows Changchun citizens gathered together to mourn the death of a two-month-old baby killed by a car thief in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin province. The thief strangled the baby to death after stealing a vehicle with the infant inside, police said, provoking outrage across the country on March 5, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) (AFP/Getty Images)
On Monday morning, a silver-gray Toyota RAV4 with license plate “吉A·MM102″ was stolen at the Xihuancheng Lu and Longhua Lu intersection in Changchun. The thief, however, didn't know that with a 2-month-old baby boy in the backseat.