I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you feel every moment from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed. At age 15, Combrink was raped by a boy she'd known since middle school, and when she told her friends what had happened, she says they turned on her, posting ugly messages online and sending texts accusing her of lying about the assault. That they would be found guilty, and that Rehtaeh would sit on a court bench and listen in utter disbelief as they were given parole, or a suspended sentence, or community service. We do not approve of vigilante justice as the media claims. After her five week stay she was released feeling worse than when she was admitted. There is no 'real' anonymous, it's a loose organization with multiple chapters across the globe. I went on to have four children of my own, who were all bullied too, to varying degrees.
Powerful and effective self empowerment for individuals. Parsons had little memory of the event, except that, at one point, she vomited while a boy was allegedly raping her. You are a wonderful father, and your post has obviously made an impact on many readers, especially the fathers out there. To summarize, this officer completely defended the flasher, obviously a long-time sex offender, even though the man confessed to his crime right in front of the police! I am raging against the flippancy and cruelty of her attackers and the lengthy period of unhappiness and isolation your daughter experienced in her last year of life. As a parent, my heart is truly breaking for you. They took photos of it. You seem like a great dad and your daughter seemed like an amazing young girl.
May the powers that be find justice. Grow up and act like a human being with compassion. For God sake mothers out there teach your sons to respect girls. The report traced Parson's history through the school system. My heart sickens when I think of the totally inadequate legal system — from the cops to the lawyers to the judges who completely failed this little girl and her family.
My mother loved my brother passionately, unconditionally, and unapologetically. Oh right, there was pressure to try harder. She did not die quite as tragically as your beautiful young lady, but she is gone all the same. All for completely destroying her life while they laughed. The victim is never to blame. The way I see it, everyone in that house was guilty, including the mother of the friend that Rehtaeh went with.
News flash ppl, this isn't about you, what you've done to teach your boys respect, how you raise your kids or what you've went through in previous relationships this is about a young woman who was brutally assaulted raped and left alone to fend for herself. I was up against the misogynistic rape culture too. She was 17 years old. My brother was a ray of happiness and life until his death. We went to counseling together. We kept them safe from all harm, including themselves, because children left to their own devices will be their own worst enemies. Rehtaeh was a kind and lovely girl and she will be missed not only by people she knew but by millions like myself who never had the privilege.
Right now, this petition and bringing awareness to what happened to Rehtaeh seem like the only concrete ways of helping her. At school the gym class girl trough me in the shower than they saw the bruises and the cut from the stabbing in my knee. She had to leave the community. Everyday we as parents live in fear of our children falling prey to the perils of this unbelievable yet sadistic world. I had to write something about this.
She also gave someone a new liver, a kidney, saved the lives of four people with her final gift of life. I have read every single news article about this case. I believe the kind spirit of her soul will live on and change our world for the better. Rehtaeh has been harassed, let them do the same thing with them. Then seventeen year old Rehtaeh Parsons was high on drugs and truant when she had a fight with her twenty-three year old boyfriend. Would the crown prosecutor, the police and the school ever admit to having a conflict of interest when it comes to protecting the individual? Nowadays it seems like a police officer has to be in the room watching you being raped in order to charge someone.
Who bullies a rape victim? I sat and wept as I read your remarks. I was speechless when I heard the news on the radio. I will watch my daughter as she grows…even more so than I had planned. What I find specially disturbing is that they have spread child porn and continued saying whatever they wanted even after they knew of the harm they were doing; that so many others have done the same spreading of child porn and harassment. I can only hope that your precious daughter did not die in vain and that you will live to see justice done and that this hopefully would not happen to another innocent girl like Rehtaeh.
By some estimates, hundreds of individuals have already seen the photograph, including many adults. I will lift you up in prayer. There was certainly nothing intimate about this crime. This young woman did not deserve to be raped, nor does the situation warrant any ridicule. She was trying to keep it to herself. God Bless you and your family. Unless you can prove, without doubt, that you have been raped, there is always someone who will not believe and blame the victim.
I hope and pray that justice is served. Our children deserve better then this and the King of Kings and the Prince of Peace will eventually come and destroy all evil and you will be reconciled with your precious child. It was greasy behaviour without a doubt. We can't expect the legal system to punish everyone that's passing around photos of women being raped, now can we? Location , Burial Halifax Born 1995-12-09 December 9, 1995 Died April 7, 2013 2013-04-07 aged 17 On April 4, 2013, Rehtaeh Parsons , ; December 9, 1995 — April 7, 2013 , a 17-year-old former student, attempted suicide by hanging at her home in , Canada, leading to a coma and the decision to switch her machine off on April 7, 2013. I don't want them to be physically harmed.