Rehtaeh Parsons

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Four Months After Rehtaeh's Death, I'm Only Treading Water

Today marks four months since my daughter Rehtaeh ended her life. It's said that losing a child is the hardest thing a person can experience and if there is something worse I can't imagine what it could possibly be. The last four months have been hell peppered with smiles as I think back on memories. I cherish those when they come, even if they last for only a moment. This is the hardest thing I have ever faced. This is an ocean of grief. I'm treading water in a tidal wave of pain, disbelief, anger, sadness, waves and waves of heartache.
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Yet Another Teen Rape Case in Nova Scotia Needs Your Attention

After going to a party a 15-year-old girl from Nova Scotia was "dragged outside" by several boys and performed oral sex on one of them, while another filmed it all happening. Since April, the federal and provincial government have been taking steps to make amendments to the law so these situations don't happen again. But are they being enacted quickly enough?
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Hospital Denies Strip Search

The IWK Heath Centre in Halifax is denying allegations from Rehtaeh Parsons’s father that his daughter was strip-searched by two men while receiving treatment for suicidal thoughts in 2012. Parsons t...
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Forgotten Already?

The father of Rehteah Parsons says his family is “bewildered” that police have yet to lay any charges in the case of his daughter, who took her own life after she was allegedly raped and then bullied...
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Teen Faces Child Pornography

HALIFAX - Halifax police say they've taken the rare step of laying child pornography charges against a 14-year-old boy after he allegedly videotaped himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl and post...
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Rape Jokes on Facebook Aren't Funny, Zuckerberg

Are there no fathers working at Facebook? No brothers or husbands? Where are the men and why are they silent about a company policy that jokes about rape and violence against women are not wrong so long as they appear in the humour section? Allowing for rape jokes puts Facebook on the same level as all the other women-hating garbage out there in cyberspace. I can't image working for a company that would allow for something as sick as rape jokes. Not in my position. Not after seeing what rape did to my beautiful, talented daughter. I can still hear her cry and see the hurt on her face. Man to man, Mr. Zuckerberg, I need your help.
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Teaching My Kids to Stand Up for the Underdog

As I sit here, almost seven months pregnant, I'm faced with thinking about what the future holds for generations to come. I want to teach my children to do the right thing -- always. But with the layers of social media, experimentation with sex and drugs earlier than ever before, and the apparent lack of support from our justice system, how can I make sure they are safe?
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Choking Back Tears

OTTAWA - During her seven years as a cabinet minister, some of them difficult, Rona Ambrose has rarely been anything but cool and detached.But the public works minister briefly set aside her professio...

We Need To Stop Blaming The Victim

It is something the world has experienced since the beginning of time; every time an accident or an incident happens we rush to assign blame. We saw that most recently with the tragic Boston bombings....