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Originally posted by Deebe
reply to post by olliemc84
What about these kids that are bullied for things outside of their control?
Spread the word about depression and suicide, but don't make her out to be an innocent victim who never did a thing to have people come down on her.
Originally posted by Pinke
Myself and others have been taking that approach.
The problem is a distraught mother asked her daughter to be remembered for the touching (depending how you see it) youtube video she produced ... and instead of accepting that a mother in grieving is entitled to that request/comfort, and understanding that a parent might not want to accept the reality of what their child became ... we seem to be demanding that her parents admit their daughter was ... I'm not even going to go into the words people have used.
I do honestly believe some persons are deeply mistaken when they assume everyone responding to the harshness is a mislead idealist.
Originally posted by Deebe
I wouldn't ever ask that her parents admit she was anything...
It just seems that as a whole, we as a society will latch onto the wrong people for the wrong reasons all the time. It feels like that's what this is to me.
She was depressed and it ended in the worst possible way. I just wouldn't want my children looking up to her as any kind of anti-bullying anything and I think hers is the wrong message to be sending.
Originally posted by TKDRL
Why is it these cases always get all the attention? It is sick if you ask me.
The media loves drama. We know that. James Holmes anyone?
But even when a screen-capped minor has been positively identified, the image isn’t necessarily child pornography, at least not in the law’s eyes. It all depends on the state. “In some statutes, the chest does not count,” Gillingham says. “In some jurisdictions it has to be the genitalia.” In California, where Gillingham practices, an image of a 13-year-old flashing her breasts might not be considered child porn — even if it is widely circulated and drooled over on capper message boards. “That being said, there are other statutes that we could use to address it, ” he says, like the state law punishing “unnatural sexual interest in children.” And, of course, extortion is illegal.source
Originally posted by Transitarian
I know this has become a big issue in modern society, with all the candle vigils and bull crap.
Soldiers commit suicide every day, soldiers served their country and saw atrocious things. Yet do we hold candlelight vigils for them?
No, we hold them for a girl who was naive enough to expose herself online. If the parents would have held a bit more of a hold on their child's life, she wouldn't have been in that situation.
That and sleeping with another girl's boyfriend? There was nothing innocent about this girl. Not in my opinion. In a sense she brought it on herself in my opinion.
Suicide is never the answer, I don't support it, I don't condone it, and it makes me cry each time I see it on the news. I deal with the thought that I'm going to come home and find my partner dead because I wasn't there for him when he needed someone. I can't imagine what the parents are going through at this moment, especially with all the memes going around making fun of their daughter.
The modern day internet has become a cruel and daunting place for children, especially young women. They are exposed to sex every day, in music, in television, in movies, in games. Parents need to begin to understand the dangers that lurk on the net, and begin to educate their children on how to properly use it.
That's my opinion however, though I was also raised by a catholic family, who was involuntarily taught that sex before marriage was bad. Perhaps that mentality is affecting my opinion on the matter.