Sexting, Shame and Suicide. A shocking tale of intimate attack within the Digital Age

Sexting, Shame and Suicide. A shocking tale of intimate attack within the Digital Age

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Sexting Shame & Suicide

Illustration by Jesse Lenz

O n the day that is last of life, Audrie Pott strolled through a crucible of teenage torment. A sophomore that is curvaceous Saratoga senior school, wearing the cool-girl’s uniform of a low-cut top and supershort dress, she looked exactly like always, but inside she had been quivering with humiliation. Into the week since school had started, girls have been giving her appearance, and dudes had congregated around phones, smirking. On Twitter, messages had been pinging into her inbox, every one delivering another gut punch: “shit went down ahah jk i bet u currently got enough ppl talking it to myself haha. About any of it therefore sick continue. ”

“honestly like really no laughing matter everybody else knows…. ”

“u had been one horny mofo. ”

A grownup monitor handed her a violation that is dress-code her dress ended up being too brief – despite the fact that all the girls inside her class dressed like that and monitors seldom objected. […]