Friday, June 7, 2013

Hands Up for Rehtaeh Parsons

Two months ago today, Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons, committed suicide after she faced months of torment and ridicule from her peers, all because she was a victim of sexual assault and rape.  It's sad enough that teens are sexually assaulting and raping each other at parties, but even worse that folks would further abuse the victim with tormenting. Teens can be among the most harsh and awful towards each other, and this is a heartbreaking story that never should have had to happen.  This tragedy hits close to home for me, literally, as we share the same home town of Halifax, and we also shared the love of animal rights activism.

There is a movement today on the internet to Raise Hands for Rehtaeh as an education and awareness campaign.  I gladly took part with a photo and a vlog.

1 comment:

Vengeance said...

Sorry this is late - Thank you Jennifer.