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#SexFeed - Dharun Ravi, “cyber-bully”, was sentenced today.

#SexFeed - Dharun Ravi, “cyber-bully”, was sentenced today.
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One of the most talked-about cases last year was the tragic story of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who threw himself to his death from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate, Dharun Ravi, set up a webcam to clandestinely broadcast Clementi’s intimate encounters to his fellow students.

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Ansley  

I think he got off easy and that the punishment should have been a little more harsh that what he got. And that community service sentence should be mandated to be carried out in a way that supports the LGBT community. Ravi acted like a twelve-year old boy pantsing another boy in the locker room or gymnasium to exploit and humiliate him. In this case, it ended with the loss of a life. Suicide is a choice, but I believe there should be a way to prosecute someone who has been tortured to the point of taking their own lives. How on earth could this kind of behavior ever be acceptable?

05/21/2012

This reminds me of a debate from high school. In that case we were debating a doctors choice to remove a kidney from an under age patient who did not want the procedure. Her parents, on the other hand, were requesting the kidney be removed and donated to her sister. Now, that scenario may seem completely unrelated, but the argument became one over quality, or quantity of life.

Even in highschool several of the students grasped the concept that dealing with such a clear and disrespectful dismissal of personal choice and boundaries, could easily push an already unhappy person over the edge, and possibly to suicide.

Not only outing somebody, but also publicly sharing their sexual encounters, would likely result in humiliation, harassment of that person and a lot more, thus removing quality of life. If we could grasp in high school, that without quality of life, suicide becomes a possibility, it should not be difficult for a university student to grasp it.

05/22/2012

This reminds me of a debate from high school. In that case we were debating a doctors choice to remove a kidney from an under age patient who did not want the procedure. Her parents, on the other hand, were requesting the kidney be removed and donated to her sister. Now, that scenario may seem completely unrelated, but the argument became one over quality, or quantity of life.

Even in highschool several of the students grasped the concept that dealing with such a clear and disrespectful dismissal of personal choice and boundaries, could easily push an already unhappy person over the edge, and possibly to suicide.

Not only outing somebody, but also publicly sharing their sexual encounters, would likely result in humiliation, harassment of that person and a lot more, thus removing quality of life. If we could grasp in high school, that without quality of life, suicide becomes a possibility, it should not be difficult for a university student to grasp it.

05/22/2012

Well said Stormy! Took the words right out of my mouth.

05/22/2012

It kills me what Ravi's lawyer said: “Dharun’s youth and immaturity were unable to provide him with the tools necessary to appreciate the consequences of his actions.”

He's. In. COLLEGE!!!

No fucking way was he unable to comprehend that broadcasting someone else's sexual encounters might have the kind of impact it did. That's even without outing someone who perhaps wasn't ready to come out.

05/24/2012

I think he got off really easy seeing how Tyler Clementi is no longer living due to Dharun Ravi actions

06/05/2012

I agree with Rin all the way! What the hell is that?! It reeks of the whole "boys will be boys" mentality that we've allowed to go on for far too long. There are serious consequences to us treating these MEN as boys and punishing them with a mere slap on the wrist.

Such a weak punishment for the crime is sending a message that violation of others privacy is no big deal. Even if it causes irrepairable damage to the victim's life and/or livelihood. This is unacceptable. Like Stormy, I think that a crime should carry a heavier punishment if the victim commited suicide as a result of it.

I am so angry over this.

08/21/2012
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