Four boys raped Rehtaeh Parsons, and those four boys photographed the ordeal before sharing them — leading to the teen being bullied, ridiculed, and chastised by her peers until she took her own life. Now, hacktivist group Anonymous is joining the fray, and threatening to expose the identities of the young men who sexually assaulted the teenage girl.
That’s not all: The mother of the young girl wants everyone to leave the boys alone. She wants the justice system to do its job. But didn’t the justice system fail her and her daughter in the first place? Nothing was done for Rehtaeh Parsons, and she took her own life as a result of how she was completely failed by everyone around her.
Anonymous may or may not follow through with their latest threats, but it’s interesting to see how this story is unfolding in the media. Meanwhile, the girl hasn’t even been at rest long enough for her loved ones to properly mourn their loss.