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Recipe for Disaster

skidzarela Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 7:43 AM
My first thought when I heard about this was where were the parents? Who bought them the booze. None of these kids should have been drinking. None were old enough to buy the liquor. Why are those questions not being answered? If there is anything to be learned from this entire debacle it should be that ultimately, you and YOU ALONE are responsible for your own safety. Do not depend on friends and acquaintances to watch your back when you are blind drunk because chances are they have been drinking right along with you and at the very least have impaired judgment. obviously the parents were not looking out for the welfare of any of these kids. What if instead of being raped she had fallen asleep?
skidzarela Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 7:46 AM

fallen asleep and then choked on her own vomit. Who would they be blaming then? Allowing kids to be their own watchdogs when they are teens is a recipe for disaster. Parents teach children responsibility not by telling them what to do but by showing them what a responsible person does. A responsible parent doesn't allow their teenager out until 3AM drinking with their buddies. Saying nothing implies it's all okay and safe to do. Foolish parents bringing up foolish children who will become the next generation of foolish parents.

Imagine you are a 16-year-old girl, waking up in another person's house, unclothed and unable to find your underwear or earrings after a night of drinking. Unsure of what happened, you go home and go on, but in the days that follow, you see on social media photos of yourself drunk and unresponsive.

Eventually you piece together that while you were highly intoxicated, you had been violated by two teenage boys. Not only had you been violated, but they had shared pictures and information with other people through social media, and it had spread like wildfire.

What a sad story to...

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