Trying to ignore the soulless, heartless, psycopaths drawn to ATS is difficult; especially on topics like this ... but; I will try to ignore the
gutter scum and post my reply as I would have in a "normal" environment.
First, I saw the video and thought, "How can I help this girl?" I got an idea; but then, read other posts saying she had committed suicide - so - I
read the source article too. Gee, I feel so bad that happened before anybody could help her.
To the people who blame the victim for not being "strong" - if EVERYBODY was strong, we'd all be alike. Obviously, one who would "kick a dog when
he's down" is NOT a 'strong' person. Bullies are emotional and intellectual weaklings.
To those who recommend fighting back - that DOES work to an extent; but, how was she to fight back against something that was already in the public
domain (or underground public domain?)
In a physical situation, fighting back isn't always wise either. For instance in rape cases, fighting back ensures the rapee will be murdered after
being sexually assaulted. It makes the victim a DOUBLE-victim.
Fighting back against a large mob when you are severely outnumbered ... naw ... run like heck! Better to run and live to fight another day.
Fighting back against superior force (like a goon with a machine gun at your nose who wants your purse) is another case where you don't fight back -
give the woosie-puss guy your purse - your life is worth more than your car keys. Besides, your purse matches his high heels.
Above are times to not fight back; but, there have been many times in my life where I found fighting back WAS the answer as well. I won't go into
detail as this is about the young girl and not my heroics. My point is, there IS a time to fight back, there are times when you should not fight back
if you care about living, and there are times that fighting back is futile at best.
I hope this little one rests in peace.
edit on 13/10/2012 by Trexter Ziam because: (no reason given)