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The Far Reaches of Dating Violence

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57578875-504083/rehteah-parsons-canada-teen-kills-herself-after-rape-and-bullying-mother-says/

http://abcnews.go.com/International/rehteah-parsons-suicide-justice-minister-revisting-alleged-rape/story?id=18924592

http://thechronicalherald.ca/metro/1122650-rehtaeh/parsons/was-my/daughter#.UWX3XV3sVSM.facebook

Rehtaeh Parsons. You can look at the three links provided, search further on the inbternet, and draw your own conclusions. For me the story brings home the following:

-Dating violence is often overlooked and people know little or nothing about it.

-Rape has far-reaching effects long after the act is completed.

-A good number of the victims are high school or college age.

-Understanding rape and dating violence is a sadly neglected support area.

-Support following rape or dating violence is often non-existent or the victim is looked upon as “asking for it” or a “slut who deserved it.”

-Rape often leads to depression and suicide, with even more victims as result.

-None of this should occur in a caring, supportive society.

Rehtaeh Parsons. Rest in peace.

And if you want to do something to help young people learn healthy dating practices, check out

https://www.breakthecycle.org/?gclid=CKKJs5y2xbYCFRR8nAod6ywAVQ

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