Oct 19, 2012

Amanda Todd

I know I'm a little behind the times on this, but I just watched Amanda Todd's YouTube video. It made me cry at work.

This kills me on so many levels. I don't really know how to talk about it without getting all preachy, so I'll keep this short. If you think looking at pictures of underage girls online is a victimless crime, watch this. If you think it's OK to write things like "I hope you die" about some kid you don't like at school, watch this.

This girl is dead. Because a bunch of people thought she was disposable, some trite thing they could look at or talk shit about or abuse. It's sick and sad and it makes me lose just a little bit of faith in humanity.

I hate that that it takes kids killing themselves for these kinds of issues to get seriously addressed. It makes me think of those monks who set themselves on fire. I don't know if putting a suicide note on YouTube is the ultimate act for a cause or a desperate plea for attention, but God, why does it even have to come to this?