In November 2011, 15 year old Rehtaeh Parsons was raped by 4 young men in Nova Scotia. They uploaded the photos of the attack onto various media outlets and then continually harassed Parsons. Unable to handle any further abuse, the kind and artistic Parsons recently took her life at the age of 17.
Apparently, despite some seemingly hardcore evidence, public officials believed it came down to a ‘he said-she said’ situation and no charges were pressed in the case. This week a family friend created a petition for Change.org begging for an investigation into the details of how Rehteah’s situation was handled.
Now, there has been enough outcry that officials are willing to look into the matter. But, I urge you to sign the below petition to truly ensure that this matter is fully addressed.
Rehtaeh deserves this outpouring of love and a posthumous acknowledgement of the wrongs that were done to her.