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Posted: Mar 31, 2010 12:26:54 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

But of our modern age, rather than some specific person or decision.

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The mother of one of the "Mean Girls" charged with bullying 15-year-old Phoebe Prince to suicide defended her daughter Tuesday, saying she never lifted a hand against the tormented girl but just "called her names."

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Yet another example of the "ME!" generation and the powers that feed it at work. This woman thinks, like all other parents, that she knows everything about raising a child and is the only person on the planet who consistently gets it right and therefore anything she or her child does is perfectly acceptable. This means that fact that her daughter bullied someone who then committed suicide over being tormented was entirely the fault of the girl who killed herself and, by extension, her parents.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2010 2:07:34 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

Everyone's opinion on raising their own child is different but I'm fairly sure that calling a girl names isn't the way to go.
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You know what? Very tragic story and I'm not blaming anyone as I wasn't there, but sometimes the wrong words can be more harmful then any hand raised against another being.
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I really feel sorry for the girl and her family. When I was in public school pretty much everyone made fun of everyone, but it was always known to be jokingly. But tormenting someone to the point of suicide is FAR more than simply calling names. At the same time though, what do you really expect? She's the kids mom, the most powerful relationship humanly possible, and it's almost impossible to break.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2010 5:44:49 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

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You know what? Very tragic story and I'm not blaming anyone as I wasn't there, but sometimes the wrong words can be more harmful then any hand raised against another being.

very true. words can do damage in more ways than one. physical damage heals over time but the damage done by words..now thats likely to stay for life.

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Well, the one girl couldn't have known that the bullying would lead to suicide. Nor does it happen often enough to even consider it. The girl who committed suicide was obviously damaged in some other way--people don't kill themselves over petty things, they kill themselves because the chemicals in their brains are screwed up.

However, that's not really a defense. Because you're attempting to defend an indefensible action.

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If you tell a person enough times that they're next to nothing, they'll believe it. Anyone else who was tormented at school knows what I mean.

The cruelest people on this Earth are children, because they are often too self-centred to care about the feelings of those around them. They say things and don't care about the consequences.

If you drive a person to take their own life then, in my honest opinion, you're as much of a murderer as if you'd physically killed them yourself.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2010 11:05:52 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

That's true.

The fact that she committed suicide was unlikely to be linked to any mental defect, it's far more likely she has very low self esteem and the names pushed her to the point in which she thought her life was worthless.

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