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Rehtaeh Parsons

A Powerful Look At How Devastating Sexual Bullying Can Be

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

Twelve million people have read one woman's diaries -- and her entries show how much power the word "slut" has. Emily Lindin was branded the schoo...

Why You Should Stop Using The Word 'Slut' As An Insult

Jill Di Donato | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Jill Di Donato

When Lindin was 11, she was branded a "slut" by her classmates and was bullied at school, after school and online. During all this, she kept a regular diary. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own middle school diaries.

No Jail For Man Who Took Photo Of Girl's Alleged Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 11.16.2014 | Crime

A teen who admitted to taking a picture of a girl allegedly being sexually assaulted by a 16-year-old will serve no jail time and will also avoid prob...

Interrupting the Cycle of Slut-Shaming -- Slut: A Documentary Film Previews at CatalystCon

Nina Flores | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Nina Flores

We can start with our own spheres of influence, whether at work, at school or among friends. How will you start the conversation among your friends? What strategies will you use to point out slut-shaming when you see it?

The One Four-Letter Word You Won't Find in Obvious Child

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Leora Tanenbaum

The new romantic comedy Obvious Child is about Donna, a young bawdy comedian who has a one-night-stand and becomes pregnant. Unprepared for parenthood emotionally or financially, she has an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Although Donna and her friends live and breathe four-letter words, there's one they never mention.

Facebook Sorry For Ad Showing Photo Of Dead Girl

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Facebook has apologized after a dating ad featuring the photo of a Canada teen who died after months of bullying was posted on...

Teens Charged In Cyberbullying Case Due In Court

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Two Canada teenagers appeared in youth court Thursday on child pornography charges related to a deadly cyberbullying case...

Suspects Face Porn Charges In Deadly Cyberbullying Case

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Crime

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Police in Canada charged two young men on Thursday with distributing child pornography in the cyberbullying case of a 17-...

Why My Hand is Up For Rehtaeh Parsons

Charles Clymer | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Charles Clymer

On April 7th, 2013, 17 year-old Rehtaeh Parsons died from suicide. Her suicide has been linked to a photo of her rape (17 months prior) being circula...

Proposed Law Takes Aim At Cyberbullying

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology

A proposed federal law in Canada could make certain types of cyberbullying as illegal as distributing child pornography. Nova Scotia Justice Minist...

Dead Teen's Family Harassed

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.18.2013 | Crime

The family of Rehtaeh Parsons, the Canadian teen whose death sparked an international outcry last week, now claim they are being harassed by supporter...

Mourners Remember Allegedly Raped Teen Who Killed Herself

AP | Posted 04.14.2013 | Crime

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Family and friends of a Canadian teen who hanged herself after she was allegedly raped and bullied for months were urged at he...

New Information Emerges In Rehtaeh Parsons Case

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

TORONTO — Authorities are reopening the case of a teen who hanged herself after she was allegedly raped and bullied for months, the Royal Canadi...

Anonymous Claims Suspect Confessed To Raping And Humiliating Teen

Posted 04.12.2013 | Crime

Hacker group Anonymous claims to have a confession from a suspect who allegedly raped Canadian teen Rehtaeh Parsons. The announcement comes just days ...

Anonymous Threatens To Reveal Identities Of Accused Rapists

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.11.2013 | Crime

Public furor over the suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Canadian teen who says she was raped by four boys in 2011 and then relentlessly cyberbullied, esca...

Bullied Teen Commits Suicide After Alleged Rape

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.11.2013 | Crime

A 17-year-old Canadian girl died Sunday following a suicide attempt last week. The family of Rehtaeh Parsons said that their daughter never recovered ...