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Rehtaeh Parsons Bullying, Alleged Rape And Suicide Spark Twitter Outrage


News that Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons committed suicide after being bullied online with photos of her alleged rape have sparked a wave of outrage on Twitter.

Users took to the social network on Tuesday after the Halifax's Chronicle Herald published a heartbreaking story on Parsons' suicide asking who failed the teenager.

Reactions ranged from anger that something like this could happen again after the death of Amanda Todd and the Steubenville rape case to pleas for parents to better educate their sons on how to treat women.

Some took aim at Canada's justice system and police for failing to punish anyone for Parsons' alleged rape and the distribution of photos of her online. Others blamed the suicide on the mental health system.

You can get a sample of the Twitter reactions to Parsons' death in the slideshow below.

Twitter Outraged Over Rehtaeh Parsons' Suicide

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