She was taken to the busy Bedford Road car-park and raped repeatedly and no-one did anything. This is despite one of the boys having an iron-bar. It happened between
But as times changed, so did the movies. While exploitation thrived underground, back upstairs in the mainstream, the concept began to make itself felt to the point that today, from cliquish high-schoolers to career criminals, the bad girl gang has countless cinematic examples. Eventually they graduate from pedestrian street crime to knocking off a drug lord, always playing with and often subverting notions of victimhood and power, ultimately creating a sociologically queasy reading of the indulgence and hedonism of modern spring break.
The underbelly of Vancouver is as vivid as it is gritty, as dangerous as it is beautiful, as delicate as it is hard, and no one knows this better than the five members of the Black Roses. This is Anatomy of a Girl Gang: a vivid world of ragged hope, terrible consequences, and unlikely joy. They tried to get me to do it first.
Three teenagers were clustered around the cell phone, heads almost touching as they peered at the video. It was Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend. The Texas morning was warm and overcast, the air spongy.
Last year, New Zealand media broke the story of the Roast Busters, a group of young men in West Auckland who picked up girls most of whom were underage, some as young as 13gave them alcohol, and gang raped them, only to brag about it on social media. Now a year later, the investigation into the matter has come to a close with zero charges being laid against members of the Roast Busters. Fuck this.
The Playlist Staff. But as times changed, so did the movies. While exploitation thrived underground, back upstairs in the mainstream, the concept began to make itself felt to the point that today, from cliquish high-schoolers to career criminals, the bad girl gang has countless cinematic examples.
The government is facing intense pressure to prevent more young girls from being lured into criminal gangs, as a shocking report exposes how they are subjected to brutal sexual exploitation and used to hide weapons and carry drugs for male gang members. The study uncovers an appalling "parallel world" of sex abuse and crime in which male gang members entrap girls and use them for sexual rituals and gratification, as well as to carry drugs because they know they are less likely to be searched by police. The report, Girls and Gangs, by the Centre for Social Justice — a charity formed by the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, and the urban youth charity XLP — calls for urgent action and criticises the Home Office for failing to do enough to combat gang culture in inner cities since the riots. It also says that too often headteachers "turn a blind eye" to gang activity, including the sexual exploitation of girls, to preserve schools' reputations.