Amanda Todd: Does she deserve recognition still?
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I know that she's apparently an "Inspiration" but, does she still deserve all the recognition she's getting? It doesn't seem like she does. This all happened a while back. I don't think she deserved killing herself, but I don't think she can just get off scot-free. Because she brought it on herself. When the guy in the chat room asked her to flash, she had two choices, flash or don't flash. She did. Strike one. Then, she wanted all of that crap to get behind her. However, she decided to have sex with a guy who she knew for a fact had a girlfriend. And then she tried to cry and say it wasn't her fault on the video. Though, she was the one who accepted the invitation, and she was the one who had sex with him whilst knowing that he had a girlfriend. I agree, those girls didn't have to beat her up, but all the girlfriend knew was that
1.) Her boyfriend was cheating on her at a party
2.) He's having sex with a girl that no one liked
So, though she didn't deserve it, she brought it all on herself with all the decisions she made. Does she really deserve the recognition and the love from all of the people out there? While there are people who make fun of her and hate her and mock her (which she definitely doesn't deserve because she's dead), are the people who are arguing with them telling them to kill themselves really justified for still focusing on her?
I'm not saying that she didn't go through immense pain and suffering, but what I am saying is that she did it SO long ago that she doesn't need the attention still. A girl posted a video. Great. What about all of the other children and teens killing themselves? Are we really not focusing on them? To call me stubborn to her pain is pointless. If you find her to be such an inspiration, do you find the other kids who are killing themselves for 'better' reasons an inspiration? No. Because they didn't make a video showing their 'struggles'. You really think that she's the only one out there who has gone through this? She isn't. If you're going to call me ignorant, I'm going to call you dense. Dense because all you see is one person out of millions. One person who did one little thing. Just because she made a video doesn't justify her actions. I'll go ahead and quote something that EVERYONE has already heard before: "Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem."
Have a great day.
Jathushan forfeited this round.
With the comedy out of the way (THAT WAS COMEDY. Is that a big enough sign for you evangambit??) I believe that you see her as an inspiration for doing something cowardly. She should have stood up for herself. Why do you think that she was courageous?? Because she made a video? Look at the truly courageous people: Martin Luther King Jr: He could have died for what he was doing. He got bullied just like Amanda. But he stood up for himself. And what about Victoria Soto? She died just trying to protect children from a school shooting. She died for a cause, not because she was being temporarily hurt.
Let's look for courage more toward the actually brave men and women. Amanda Todd only made a video and chose not to do anything about the bullying. She needed to choose to stand up for herself rather than completely give up. There's always a solution. There are hotlines, friends, family, teachers, and even support groups. She could have done something about it, but instead chose to do nothing about it. Don't just give all your attention to the one person who went through something EVERYONE has and is going through. How about you open your eyes to the people that are in pain at this very moment rather than someone who has already made their decision? Instead of saying "I would have been there for her." How about you go out and find someone you can help today? Then you may be able to help stop another "Amanda Todd" from happening.
Jathushan forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by ConservativeAmerican 3 years ago
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