I don't like to be depressing, but I just was reading about this.
A bunch of asshole kids videoed their gang rape of some girl, including spitting on her and setting her hair alight. Then they sold it on DVD a their school and called it 'Cunt: The Movie'.
Ugh. The crime is horrible, the world sucks, and I hate everyone.
I don't even feel that outraged about how they only got 9 months of therapy instead of any actual jail time- I feel more sad at the fact that this ever happened. What drove them to do this?? What makes people go along with these things? Why are people such assholes? Is it porn on the internet (which, god love it and all, but it's so regularly mysogynistic and foul). Is it the 'glorification of violence' perpetuated by Jackass and that Welsh version of Jackass which was even worse? Is it the way everyone wants to be included in something so they go along with people's stupid ideas and then the ideas get out of control and snowball into these sort of things? Is it a symptom of things like Goatse and that woman 'giving birth' to a dead octopus. (rant deleted here. maybe another day I'll go into what I think about that)
I can't believe these things happen. Maybe the world isn't getting worse, it's just that it seems like it is because even though maybe these things always happened, we just didn't always know about them before the internet.
But the fact of it is, these kids did this crime to make a video of it, to sell to their schoolfriends. Which makes me think less of the world.