Rehtaeh Parsons

I support helping this CYCLE of VIOLENCE & ABUSE & Sexual RAPE NOT TO CONTiNUE, It’s Not ANY NATIVE’s Tradition to have this happen!!

The Belle Jar

The story is disturbingly familiar.

A teenage girl goes to some kind of get-together, maybe a party.

She is raped by multiple assailants.

The rape is photographed and distributed via social media.

The girl is subjected to horrifying acts of bullying and shaming. She is branded a slut. Her life becomes a living hell.

This girl is not Steubenville’s Jane Doe, although their stories bear a remarkable resemblance. This girl is Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, who hanged herself on April 4th, a year and a half after being raped. Her family took her off life support this past Sunday.

Reading the account of what happened to Rehtaeh is like watching a deadly accident slowly, methodically unfolding in front of you. And there are bystanders, plenty of bystanders, who had any number of opportunities to step in and do something, but none of them do.

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3 thoughts on “Rehtaeh Parsons

  1. GREAT Article…..Here is another Example of a IMPORTANT ISSUE that needs to be talked about, educate the Public, and Break The STIGMA around women being Violated in such manners. Regardless if a woman puts her self in an unsafe place, NO WOMAN should be treated this way PERIOD!
    Author, Catherine Lyon PS….Thank You for stopping by my Recovery Blog 🙂 🙂

    • I have turned to GOD, thanks to JOYCE MEYER on tv. I have been in RECOVERY since 2007, I couldn’t have made it this far with out the Grace of GOD in my life. THANKS FOR THE GREAT POSTINGS CATHERINE, I find more INSPIRATION from people like you also.

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