__morphic__ saidThis is heartbreaking.
Yes. And another triumph for US Right Wingers? Who deny gay bullying exists, or that anything should be done about it, blocking legislation to help resolve the crisis? This is but one reason why they so disgust me. And US RJers who support & vote for these guys bear some of the guilt.
What exactly will legislation accomplish? Most bullying is carried out by minors. Are we to start incarcerating (juvenile detention) minors for bullying? We all know what a deterrent and how rehabilitative incarceration is.
Her mother, assuming she's older and wiser, should have warned her daughter about the cruelty of kids. She should have counseled her daughter to perhaps keep her status low key until she was older and more mature enough to handle the reality of others.
Is this fair? Of course not! But it is the reality of the world. Not everyone is as evolved. Not everyone is going to accept you and embrace you like your mom. We would all love to have the world accept and embrace us. That's the ideal. However, the reality is is that we all have to be prudent in what we reveal to others, whether it's to family, friends, coworkers, etc.
This poor young girl wasn't prepared and paid for it with her life.