UPDATE: The pages are DONE. Good work, Miriam!

Let’s try to act like a civilized society, for at least a few minutes, OK? There is a facebook page called “No respect for suicidal teens” that seems to have been put up by someone annoyed by attention given to someone who killed herself that the facebook page creator has judged worthy of death. Thus the page. It almost looks like a persona vendetta of some kind.

Miriam Mogilevsky has created a petition asking Facebook to take this page down. I should note that there are actually two almost identical pages; either the person who created them was incompetent, or that person created two pages in order to cause some confusion so it would stay up longer.

A lot of teenagers commit suicide. An even larger number try. Those who use inadequate methods or who otherwise don’t succeed tend to get help and usually get past that period in their lives and survive. Those who use, say, a handgun tend to die. Clearly, suicide is not inevitable. There is about a 100% chance that someone close to you, whom you know and love as a adult attempted suicide at one time in their past and you don’t even know it.

I’m sure the person who put this web site up is emotionally immature and ignorant. Or, possibly a sociopath, but I’m assuming the former. They may get past this stage in their life when they are being an unmitigated ass. Let’s help that person get past the unmitigated ass stage by getting Facebook to take notice of these pages and take them down.

Comments

  1. #1 Timothy Brannan
    United States
    December 3, 2012

    Unless my Google-Fu is weak, it looks like the page is already gone.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    December 3, 2012

    You are correct, sir!

  3. #3 ***Luigi***
    December 3, 2012

    We at NRFST apologize dearly. Apparently, ignorant baboons like you can’t take a few offensive jokes. The page will be back up in a few hours.

  4. #4 ***Luigi***
    December 3, 2012

    My personal account is banned for about 6 more hours so…… Have fun with the page being down for a bit :)

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    December 3, 2012

    Interesting that you call us baboons. That implies that there is a connection between you and the slymepit. Is there? if not, perhaps there should be.

  6. #6 Miriam
    http://freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason
    December 3, 2012

    It’s amazing how invested some people are in their hatred.

  7. #7 Timothy Brannan
    Chicago
    December 3, 2012
  8. #8 Calli Arcale
    December 4, 2012

    NRTFST must be very desperate for attention, given that they apparently have a Google alert set to tell them whenever someone talks about them. If they want to see somebody pathetically desperate for attention, they shouldn’t look at suicidal folks, they should look in the mirror.

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