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Today, a 16 year old girl I know hanged herself. She did so after telling her mom that she had gotten drunk at a party last night and was raped by a stranger. She left a note that said, “I wish you believed me.” MMT

#814 (17) - Sep 1, 2009 by sleepy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (9781) - No, that made me sleepy. (269)


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that is just about the most awful thing I've ever heard.

Is there a news link for this?

Although this is incredibly sad, (and hopefully real, because otherwise this isn't funny, at all.) I don't like the tone this implies. The girl's suicide wasn't her mother's fault. Those who have a loved one who committed suicide, ALWAYS blame themselves, and that's the horrible part about it. Posting something like this would only make the mother feel worse than she already does. It wasn't her fault, and I hope she knows that. I'm sorry for her loss.

It's not specifically her mother's fault, but I know girls whose mothers have just brushed it off when they said they were raped, and it's a pretty shitty thing to do to your daughter, regardless of the suicide. There's no sense not putting this story's moral to good use just to spare the mother's feelings. Especially since she's probably not on MMT at the moment, since her daughter just killed herself and blamed her.

It's awful when a mother doesn't trust their child about something like this. They should at least look into it ..

It wasn't the mom's fault, and only someone with deeper issues could be triggered to do this. That said people should always listen if someone is saying they were sexually abused/assaulted. Yes there are the rare occasions when some self centered person makes it up with no thought of the effect on others. These people eventually lose all their credibility and it's not your job to make that happen if they are lying; it will happen on its own. Most of the time thought the person is not lying and it is usually hard for them to talk about so rejection or skepticism is super hard to deal with.

I've more or less admitted my bias in another story about rape, but this is so terrible. I'm glad this wasn't posted on FML where all the guys could bitch about women being able to say whatever they want and how innocent men are framed for rape and all that inflated nonsense. I don't want to go around blaming the mother for the suicide (instead of the rapist), but Jesus Christ, even if you have your doubts, you believe your child first. I hope this made her think.

i know who this was. awful shame.

Thats so awful. I had a similar story, I dunno what I would have done if my mum hadnt believed me... this really makes me so thankful but just so sad for her. think its the saddest thing Ive ever read.

It's sad for the girl her mom did't believe her. But it's not better to leave her mom with this feeling of guilt. Maybe it would make you think more if the mom killed herself after reading the message. I can't imagine how hard it is to live after getting a note like that.

I don't think she should have left her mother the note, but I understand why she did it though. She was probably feeling so bad she didn't even think of how her actions would affect anyone else. Telling someone else about a rape is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my whole life, I don't know what I would have done if my mother wouldn't have believed me either.

#3, what do you mean this is "hopefully real"? I wouldn't wish this upon anybody, and I would much rather it not be true than actually true.

This is really horrible, I can't imagine what the mother must of felt like.

The mom didn't deserve it, but she deserved something. She's not innocent.

No one is usually entirely to blame for suicide. But almost always the person who dies asked or tried to ask for help. THis is an example.

this is so sad. sometimes we should know how to trust.. but then again, we cant blame anyone for this except for that guy who raped the girl. curse him.

Not being believed in a situation like that is one of the most heart-wrending feelings one can experience. Suicide is never the answer, but in all honesty, I can't blame the girl.

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