Rehtaeh Parsons Halifax

Report Calls For Review Of Hospital

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - In the months before she committed suicide, 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons could have turned to a variety of programs aimed at troubled youth, ...

Why Rehtaeh Parsons' Story Could Have Been My Own

VICE | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Living
VICE

Sunday, April 14th marked ten years since the night I was raped. I'd been dreading that bizarre anniversary like the plague. I didn't really understand what I was supposed to do or how I was supposed to feel. So what did I end up doing on my "anniversary"? My boyfriend made bacon pancakes, we went to the mall, watched TV... So really it was like any other Sunday, although this time I was hyperaware of my gratefulness for every moment of it. I mourn for Rehtaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott, and all the other girls who did not have that same luxury. We need to realize that rape is a crime and stop making excuses for criminals. If we don't we are going to continue to disappoint countless young women to death.

The Week in Review: Don't Stop Asking Why Rehtaeh Parsons Died

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 06.13.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This week, it seemed the entire country was focused on the suicide of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons. The alleged conscienceless cruelties that now seem inextricably linked to her death have disgusted and sickened so many that Rehtaeh may one day be remembered as the young woman who made us confront our shameful moral and legal deficits -- and do better. Blogger Anne Therriault wrote that when she read Rehtaeh Parsons' story, she couldn't help but wonder, "Where the f**k were all the grownups?" It's a very good question. One that we should keep asking loudly and often.

RCMP Reopens Rehtaeh Parsons Case

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada

Nova Scotia RCMP said on Friday they have reopened their investigation on Rehtaeh Parsons' alleged sexual assault after receiving new and credible inf...

Premier Wants Criminal Code Change In Wake Of Parsons Tragedy

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The RCMP reopened their investigation Friday of the alleged sexual assault of Rehtaeh Parsons after receiving what they described as new and...

Christian Cotroneo

In Canada, The Bullies Are Winning

HuffingtonPost.com | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Impact

Slut. Fag. Loser. This is the way their world ends. With a casual cruelty scrawled on a Facebook wall for all to see. It’s one of the littl...

'Dear God, Let Something Positive Come Out Of This'

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada

HALIFAX - The cousin of a young woman who committed suicide after an alleged assault and months of bullying issued an emotional appeal to people Thurs...

Troubling Questions In Wake Of Teen's Suicide

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Politics

The tragic suicide of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons has prompted a politician to raise troubling questions about sexual assault services in the pro...

We Are All to Blame for Rehtaeh Parsons' Suicide

Anne Theriault | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

The story of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old from Nova Scotia who hanged herself on April 4, a year and a half after being raped, is disturbingly familiar. And there were bystanders, plenty of bystanders, who had any number of opportunities to step in and do something, but none of them did. And, in many ways, you are one of these bystanders, too. I am, too. We all are.

Rehtaeh Parsons: Yet Another Rape Victim to Blame?

Toula Drimonis | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

We, as a society, recoil in horror at such tragedies, but fail to see the triggers that normalize violence against women. We shrug them off as unrelated. But they're not. Just like 17-year-old Halifax student Rehtaeh Parsons must have done something to bring on what happened to her, when she went to a friend's house 17 months ago (only 15 at the time) and was raped by four young boys. Four young boys who, not only violated her, but then decided it would be hysterically funny to take pictures of her and distribute them at her school and her community. The victim-blaming culture that we live in, the fallout was inevitable.

Teen Commits Suicide After Alleged Rape, Bullying

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada

Halifax teenager Rehtaeh Parsons was taken off life-support on Sunday, the end of yet another tragic case of cyber bullying. Parsons was the victim...