The media loves Rehtaeh Parsons.
In case you haven’t heard, Rehtaeh Parsons was a 17 year old who took her own life after struggling to cope with being raped, and having photographs of that rape being circulated online and within her school. The media has latched on to this story, like those before it and have come out to blame everyone from the school board to the RCMP for their lack of action in preventing this tragedy.
Now I am not here to weigh in on this story, or to criticize, I am simply here to share the heartbreaking letter penned by Rehtaeh Parsons’ father, Glen Canning.
This letter was posted on the Huffington Post Canada on April 10, 2013. The letter can be found here
Rest in Peace Rehtaeh.