Saturday, April 13, 2013

Rehtaeh Parsons

Rehtaeh Parsons
I've been reading about Rehtaeh Parsons and I find it very upsetting. What should never happen has happened again. A teenager was driven to suicide because of internet harassment. Once again it's not as much the act of the idiots that first hurt her that's driven her to suicide but the way others have harassed her because of it.

Being raped is bad enough. That the rapists took photos is even worse. Still it's what came after that that is really sick. They posted photos online and was not stopped. People should have hated them for what they did, but they hated her. 

What's wrong with people?

Any sane person would have told the rapists just what kind of idiots they are and then sent the photos and other information to the police. Instead they harassed Rehtaeh until she had to go to another school, and then they harassed her there too. It's sick!

There are many like her out there. Youths that are being bullied and harassed for something that's not their fault. I wish that people who know about the harassment will grow some backbone and stand up for what's right. It will not heal the wounds already made but it will prevent the making of deadly wounds in the future. 

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