Obviously, I’m not a victim here
November 26, 2012 5:36 PM Subscribe
posted by roomthreeseventeen (44 comments total)
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In October, 18-year old high school senior Ryan Romo was arrested
for the sexual assault of a child (someone 16 or under, by TX state law).
On October 31, CultureMap Dallas's managing editor, Claire St. Amant published an article
asking, "Is this Highland Park baseball star a rapist?" St. Amant ended her article, stating: If it's a case of impulsive teenage decisions, remorse and guilt, then no one suffers more than 18-year-old Ryan Romo.
Then, freelance writer Dan Solomon,
a regular CultureMap columnist, took to his personal tumblr, stating that St. Amant's post speculated wildly, and that it was "offensive on the basis of the substance of its commentary, which is a textbook example of victim-blaming."
He stated, "I’m embarrassed right now that my name is associated with the Culturemap brand. I’m really disappointed in St. Amant’s judgment and of Culturemap’s choice to publish such offensive — and stupid! — bullshit. "
And a week later, he was asked by his CultureMap editors to take his private post down. When he refused, they fired him.