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Jive Turkey 09-30-2010 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MrsSpringsteen (Post 6970632)
Makes me absolutely ill too-complete lack of caring for the feelings and rights of another human being. All of these social networks are just a new avenue for it. I have no interest in any of it and stories like this just reaffirm that. I think it detaches and dehumanizes, and brings out those types of qualities in people who would have them regardless-in a way it emboldens them.

Don't know how they're going to live with that for the rest of their lives

You need only look as far as the behavior of drivers to one another to see what happens when people interact in a slightly isolated environment.

Pearl 09-30-2010 05:38 PM

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As a society, we don’t stand for this nonsense when bullying is a race issue. Communities reach near-riot levels when a black kid is attacked by a white kid and vice versa.

We certainly wouldn’t let our kids lash out against kids with disabilities, either. How many parents do you know who take it lightly when their children make fun of people in wheelchairs or with Down syndrome? None.

So why, when the kid is gay, do we rationalize the violent behavior of the aggressor? And that’s giving the benefit of the doubt that it ever reaches the point where rationalization occurs. Most of the time, as we’ve heard in these recent suicide cases, the grown-ups involved all but closed their eyes and ears and turned their backs to the situations. Some role models, huh?

Yes, gay kids are different. It’s true, too, that most people don’t understand those differences. Still, that’s no reason to lack compassion and concern where they're involved.

Gay kids deserve to be protected from danger like any other kid. Why? Because in most respects they’re just like any other kid. They have hopes. They have dreams. They want to graduate high school and become somebody.

If only they could get there.

It’s time to wake up, America. Your kids are hurting. Your kids are crying. Your kids are dying.

And it’s all your fault.

Gay bullying is taking the lives of our children – and you’re to blame - CNN iReport

Great article that I recommend.

Pearl 09-30-2010 05:48 PM

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If you don't support the statement rapper 50 Cent is making on his (very adult) Twitter feed (even if the "LOL" is meant to convey some kind of implied sarcasm), then you should not support his music, movies or brands.
Celebrities have platforms and can make a difference. By posting this to his 3.3 million-plus followers, he's not using that platform for good.

The Scoop - Is 50 Cent taking anti-gay stance on Twitter?

:tsk:

financeguy 09-30-2010 05:52 PM

I do think it is more about homophobia than online privacy. I just think it's much less likely he would have topped himself if it was a straight thing.

GirlsAloudFan 09-30-2010 06:03 PM

This story is awful. Social networking, which can be a very positive thing, used by this Dharun kid in a terribly negative way.

And there's something really chilling about a kid writing his suicide note on Facebook. Fuck. 20th Century, go to sleep.

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Originally Posted by BoMac (Post 6970993)

This is really strange. Did anyone else read this?

If this actually is Clementi making these posts, man, that really doesn't read like the words or thoughts of someone about to take his own life.

We all post on a message board, obviously, so we all know that the tone of our posts doesn't necessarily come anywhere close to what we're actually feeling, can be misconstrued, etc.

But, still. I can't help thinking that something else had to have happened after these posts were made, and before he jumped off the bridge.

corianderstem 09-30-2010 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Pearl (Post 6971980)

He's said all sorts of appalling shit on his Twitter.

The man is a hateful cretin.

AiRMaRcI9o0 09-30-2010 10:07 PM

I'm a student at the Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway campus. I can tell you that the entire student body is in shock about what happened and completely appalled by the two perpetrators' actions.

Liesje 10-01-2010 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by financeguy (Post 6971983)
I do think it is more about homophobia than online privacy. I just think it's much less likely he would have topped himself if it was a straight thing.

No, it would be the girl....

Jive Turkey 10-01-2010 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Pearl (Post 6971980)

No doubt that is an idiotic thing for a grown man to write, but is it really homophobic? He didn't specifically mention anything about gays. I suppose you could read into it and say it is, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he's just a fucking moron and not a fucking homophobic moron

deep 10-01-2010 03:31 PM

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he died of drowning and blunt impact injury to the torso, said Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
not a painless death

not a painless life

corianderstem 10-01-2010 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey (Post 6972993)
No doubt that is an idiotic thing for a grown man to write, but is it really homophobic? He didn't specifically mention anything about gays. I suppose you could read into it and say it is, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he's just a fucking moron and not a fucking homophobic moron

Yeah, I read other commentary yesterday (gotta love those celeb gossip sites!), and can see how it can be construed as just being "Hey, straight dudes - go down on your ladies!!!"

But he's also said horrendous anti-gay stuff before on Twitter, so I have no qualms whatsoever about not giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Jive Turkey 10-01-2010 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 6973040)

But he's also said horrendous anti-gay stuff before on Twitter, so I have no qualms whatsoever about not giving him the benefit of the doubt.

oh, okay. I havent seen anything else he's posted, so I cant say I'm well informed. I'll send some disdain his way too then

unico 10-01-2010 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by financeguy (Post 6971983)
I do think it is more about homophobia than online privacy. I just think it's much less likely he would have topped himself if it was a straight thing.

I just want to mention some facts here, for what they are worth.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students in the U.S.. Also college student suicides account for half the national suicide rate. From what I've read in the past, research suggests that the LGBTQ communities on campus have higher rates for suicide attempts than the heterosexual college population.

Was this a homophobia related suicide? Or did it have more to do with the circumstance of being a college student? Has he been bullied about homosexuality before? All the articles I've read just talk about how he killed himself over the video. No one has mentioned anything about previous mental health issues with this guy. Was he depressed? Was he medicated? The only inkling I got was that one classmate commented on how he was quiet and kept to himself. There could very well have been other things that lead up to his fatal decision.

unico 10-01-2010 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 6972006)
He's said all sorts of appalling shit on his Twitter.

The man is a hateful cretin.

I didn't even get to read his nonsense. I couldn't get pass his awful grammar and spelling.

Jive Turkey 10-01-2010 04:19 PM

Someone should point out to the jackass homophobe who set up the webcam that deliberately trying to watch 2 gay men have sex is a pretty gay thing to do.

GirlsAloudFan 10-01-2010 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey (Post 6973105)
Someone should point out to the jackass homophobe who set up the webcam that deliberately trying to watch 2 gay men have sex is a pretty gay thing to do.

Post of the thread.

purpleoscar 10-01-2010 04:53 PM

Another example of cyberbullying via Social Networking (Facebook):

Photos of teen's rape by gang go viral on Internet

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Angry and disgusted police officers issued an appeal on Thursday for people to stop downloading and sharing graphic photos of a 16-year-old girl being gang-raped by a group of seven males in a Pitt Meadows field.

"I've been involved in investigating sexual assaults for many years," said Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Jennifer Hyland, who is leading the investigation into the early-Saturday incident. "In that time, I've never experienced anything like what is occurring in this investigation."

Copies of the images have been "spreading like wildfire," she said.

"The very public discussion about this victim and the taking and subsequent sharing of photos depicting this rape is disgusting, morally corrupt and criminal," she said.

Police said the girl was likely drugged during the attack and required medical attention afterwards.

The images were taken by a youth who is facing a number of charges for his alleged part in the rape and the subsequent production and distribution of child pornography.

The images were posted on Facebook within hours of the assault and removed when police became aware of them Sunday.

However, copies had been downloaded and have since gone into circulation.

Mr. Green Eyes 10-01-2010 05:17 PM

All I have to say is what is the world coming to when people are doing this? It's disgraceful and appalling behavior.

martha 10-01-2010 06:33 PM

nm

Moonlit_Angel 10-01-2010 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey (Post 6973105)
Someone should point out to the jackass homophobe who set up the webcam that deliberately trying to watch 2 gay men have sex is a pretty gay thing to do.

:up:

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Angry and disgusted police officers issued an appeal on Thursday for people to stop downloading and sharing graphic photos of a 16-year-old girl being gang-raped by a group of seven males in a Pitt Meadows field.
*Reads this sentence. Blinks. Reads it again*

We...honestly...need to have somebody out there TELL people not to do this??????

I hate people sometimes.

Angela


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