Thursday, April 11, 2013

Society Owes Rehtaeh Parsons but ...

Society owes Rehtaeh Parsons but ... it is too late. :(

It is hard to write this. I have read several stories about Rehtaeh Parsons, and heard them on TV, about her suicide and subsequent death. Her father wrote a blog post that I had to read several times before I was able to finish it. It just breaks my heart to see what she went through. What her family went through. The last lines of his post have been resonating in my head since I read them.

"My daughter wasn’t bullied to death, she was disappointed to death. Disappointed in people she thought she could trust, her school, and the police.

She was my daughter, but she was your daughter too.

For the love of God do something."

As a society we all failed her.  :(

How in the hell can she have gone what she did and no one be charged? The fucking pieces of shit circulated  a picture they took of her when raping her and NOTHING was done. All the hell she was put through and nothing was done.

Monsters at her school tormented her. Sent her texts asking for sex or calling her a slut. Sharing the rape picture. And nothing was done.

And where the hell are the parents of the rapists and the monsters? These pieces of shit deliberately got a young girl drunk. Raped her. Took pictures. And circulated them. And got away with it. Monsters (I refuse to call them students or kids they are monsters) tormented her. And got away with it. You think these damaged pieces of garbage won't cause more trouble for others in the future? They already learned that they could get away with it.

For two years she endured the hell until she couldn't take it any more. The "Justice" System failed her. The school system failed her. Society failed her.

Unfortunately, if things stay true to form, people will get all worked up about this and demand action then forget about it. Most people tend to have a short attention span for things. They will be in an uproar. Then calm down. Then forget about it until the next heinous act happens. Then they will be surprised it happened. (There are a lot of similarities with Amanda Todd being driven to suicide in B.C.)

Hopefully I will be proven wrong and we, as a society, will do something.

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