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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:47 AM

Last night I sat my teenage sons down and showed them a picture of this: [View all]



I then let them watch this video:

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I then had a long talk with the two of them (15 and 19) on what being a Man with dignity and courage is all about. I told them that a Man with dignity and courage would not succumb to peer pressure and allow the humiliating degradation of another human being to occur the way it occurred to that poor 16 year old girl.

We talked about how multiple people witnessed what happened to this young girl and failed to do anything about it. We discussed peer pressure as one of the reasons for the lack of witnesses in the case.

I told them that a real Man with dignity and courage wouldn't give two shits about peer pressure and would care only for the human being that was carted around for a rape toy.

I made it clear to them that those who step forward to try and stop it or report it are the real hero's and those who do not will have to carry that shame with them the rest of their lives.

I've had these type of talks with my kids before but never with the visual's shown above.

This resonated with them in a powerful way and it is my hope that parents throughout this crazy Country of ours take the time and do the same.

I couldn't sleep last night---I literally rolled around in bed from midnight until 5am, thinking about the poor girl in the picture above, thinking about her parents, and thinking about the massive scars that will stay with her the rest of her life.

Justice---one can hope.

tru

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