My cousin's 17 year old daughter posted on FB yesterday "Tickling: just like rape except you're forced to laugh!"
I was dumbfounded. As a rape victim, I felt that this was horribly callous and disrespectful and couldn't believe that anyone would have such a casual attitude toward such a horrific crime, especially a female. Rather than post my feelings on her wall for all to see, I sent her a message:" You know that I love you and wouldn't want to offend you for the world but I find that VERY offensive. It's a slap in the face to anyone who has ever been raped because I can assure you that there is NO comparison and we'd all rather be tickled any day."
Within a few minutes, she deleted the post and I told her thank you. This morning, she posted: "Honestly, if you don't like what I post on MY facebook, then DELETE me! Simple as that. K? K:)
I'm mad as hell and I think this was not cool at all. If MY daughter posted something like this (and she has and I took her fb and all computer privileges from her for 8 months!), I'd be furious! For one of my kids to be so disrespectful, to innocent victims of a violent crime AND to a family member would be a huge deal to me. Her parents see no problem.
What do you guys think?