13-year-old Hope Witsell hanged herself after topless photos circulated
that link will take you to a tragic story ... tragic not because she took a photo of her breast ... tragic because of the way society reacted. [if your child, you, whatever is being bullied due to sexting. .. use this::
LINK BELOW "What Happened to Hope Witsell?" REMOVED BECAUSE SOMEONE THOUGHT I WAS MAKING $$ OFF THEIR 'WORK' *SHEESH* [work is a four-letter word]
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What happened to Hope Witsell? this link sums up much of my outrage ... at her parents, at the media, at society in general ...
there are so many in the country that see the body, especially the female breasts, as taboo ... be embarrassed, cover up, it's "naughty"
that is immature and wrong. even if Hope had NOT hanged herself, she would have grown up with the feeling that her body was bad, that sex and love were wrong. this was emphasized by her parents. the very one's that should have been giving her a positive response about her body, about herself ... instead they reinforced what the bully's at school were telling her "whore, slut, bad-girl" ... and thought they were "doing the right thing" by acknowledging the fundamentalist, puritanical standards of this warped, freedom-luvin' society we call the USA.
i post these photos for Hope, the child that died, and the hope of a more tolerant society...
and if this bothers you ... kiss right here.