Fat Megan’s Law

The family of the 13-year old girl who killed herself after an online hoax is trying to change the law to make it illegal for an adult to pose as a teenager on the internet. How utterly stupid. It’s already against the law to try to seduce a minor so that is not what this law is about. This is about making it a crime for someone to make-believe over the internet for the purposes of teasing people. Earth to the grieving parents, your daughter isn’t dead because of a hoax, your daughter is dead because she had low self esteem, because she was fat and unpopular, and because she was colossally terrible at conflict resolution. I’m not saying this because I think it’s funny, I’m saying this because it is the absolute truth.

Part of the alleged online harassment against the daughter included a message from the fictitious boy she was corresponding with, saying “the world would be better off without you.” So in order to emotionally get back at this boy she kills herself (Haha, I’ll show you, and then you’ll feel bad while I’m laughing from my grave!) Call that what you want but it’s not a well thought out plan. This girl didn’t kill herself because she was harassed, she killed herself because she had no self esteem and because she desired and didn’t get outside validation. The harassment was just the final straw but that cannot be held as to be the reason for the suicide. Kid and adults tease each other all the time. You will never never never never never never NEVER be able to legislate that out of existence, nor should you seek to.

If you want to do your kids a favor, don’t try to pass a law, tell them what I tell my kids: Self esteem comes from within (hello, that’s why it start with “self”). People who require validation from external sources in order to justify themselves are tragedies waiting to happen. FUCK anybody who talks about you. Do they put money in your pocket? If it matters to you what other people think then you’re in for a long ride because there are like 6 billion people on this planet so good luck to you because every day’s gonna be a minefield. Or you can do the smart thing and get your sense of value from yourself. Arm yourself with a healthy dose of egoism and it won’t matter what anybody else says about you online, whether it’s a teen-age boy or your classmate’s mother playing pretend. Always value yourself first, even if people think you are a fat cruel slut.

11 Responses to “Fat Megan’s Law”

  1. Next thing you know it will be illegal to say you are wearing a UNLV jacket, when in fact the only jacket you own is a black jacket

  2. mexigogue says:

    My favorite tease of all time was the time Rae and Nice Rack were going at it on the blog and Rae said “You’re the kind of person who will threaten suicide and not follow through!”

  3. DGs World says:

    Or, try this one on for size . . . DON’T LET YOUR 13 YEAR OLD GO ON MY SPACE.

  4. mexigogue says:

    Damn straight. If you want to get kidnapped you should have to do it the old fashioned way, by climbing into strangers’ cars when they offer candy!

  5. R says:

    She is An hero.

    What’s awesome is that while looking for the definition of what this girl had done, I found that Encyclopedia Dramatica already has an entry for her.

    Not only that, but it references the “An hero” page as well.

    Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawl!!!

  6. […] so Myspace is the victim now? It’s not enough that they want to pass Fat Megan’s Law but now they want to selectively prosecute Lori Drew for something that nobody else in history gets […]

  7. Deimor says:

    “I’m not saying this because I think it’s funny, I’m saying this because it is the absolute truth.”

    And I tell you that you’re a sick fuck which is the absolute truth.

    “tell them what I tell my kids: Self esteem comes from within (hello, that’s why it start with “self”). People who require validation from external sources in order to justify themselves are tragedies waiting to happen.”

    Don’t tell me your kids (you indeed have any?) never needed validation from you till now and their self-esteem (something some people have to learn first) came from within? Also, what if the egoism consists of wanting others not to talk bad about you? Your opinion is coming from a fascistic/socialdarwinistic point of view. Some people are born into a situation where they first need to be told they are of value, because they are disabled, gay/lesbian, black, Asian, fat, poor, whatever and not part of the “master race”.

    If Megan was already unpopular and her parents didn’t see she can’t value herself, who else is going to tell her she’s ok? These people are not tragedies, they’re victims of a sadistic crowd who prey on the weaker. I’d rather see these fascists being questioned why they need to abuse and humiliate someone else. Because they don’t have any other problems? Because they aren’t disabled, gay/lesbian, black, Asian, fat, poor and therefore ignorant?

  8. mexi says:

    Wow. You equate being black with being fat and poor? Remind who the fascists are again?

  9. R says:

    There’s nothing wrong with social darwinism.

  10. Debra says:

    Quite frankly, I think Mexi is an idiot! If it were HER child who killed themself, I’d like to hear her response then. It’s all well and great to teach and promote strong self-esteem, but sometimes the social pressure to fit in and be liked is overwhelming on a young girl or boy……..this is a very impressionable age. Emotionally they are not as adapt to think, perhaps, as rationally as an adult would. That age group lives very much in the moment and takes things said to them very literally (especially by peers). So basically you are teaching your kids that it’s ok to bully other kids and tell them to go kill themselves (even ok for this girl’s mother to ‘joke’ around by telling someone’s child to kill themself)!!!!! Wow, Bravo. I hope you are proud of yourself (and your sick views). How is that considered a ‘joke’ or ‘teasing’?????? It’s obvious to me that the woman , dare I say adult, was probably a bully herself OR bullied by others and and now this is her turn (payback for her years of maybe feeling powerless). If that is the case, then she has mental issues that need to be addressed. Any normal, loving mother would never say that to another child! I’m glad my children won’t be going to school with your kids. Although my hope is that your kids turn out a lot more mature and compassionate than you. Again, BRAVO for the lesson you just taught your kids. P.S. Back in the day, ‘teasing ‘ was something friends did among eachother. Now ‘picking on someone’ was “you’re fat”, “you’re ugly”, etc……… ‘Bullying someone’ perhaps pushing someone down. Telling someone to go and kill themself (especially a child), is unthinkable……………disgusting!! Your post on here tells me what kind of person you are (ignorant comes to mind) and what kind of values you have and instill in your own children. You really should be ashamed of yourself for writing that. My suggestion to you is that you should invest some of your time in child psychology classes. Despite your atrocious viewpoint, I hope you never have to experience the loss of one of your children to something so senseless as peer bullying…………..because it should be unacceptable!!! Parents need to be on top of their children and teach them right from wrong…………isn’t that our job?? People should be held accountable, and that mother (& I use the term loosely) absolutely should be put away. You know that ol’ saying…………what goes around comes around! Lets hope you’re kids still stand a chance, inspite of the fact that you taught them that it was the girls own fault that she’s dead………….I hope they are smarter than you!! Again, if you were the mother grieving for your child, would you feel the same way (well my daughter didn’t have good self-esteem……….it’s not the bully’s fault)???? I think not!!

  11. mexi says:

    So basically you are teaching your kids that it’s ok to bully other kids and tell them to go kill themselves

    No. Bullying somebody is when you smash some Poindexter’s glasses or take their lunch money which is of course wrong because it’s violent. Telling somebody that the world would be better off without them is only bullying in the metaphorical sense, which is to say it’s not really bullying at all. There needs to be a delineation between the verbal and the physical. It’s ok to SAY things to people but not to beat the hell out of them. That’s why the Founding Fathers put Freedom of Speech in the Constitution but not Freedom of Punching People in the Face. That is in line with human nature but now, people like you are such gigantic pussies that you would do away with freedom of speech all for the sake of Dead Fat Megan. I’m not down with destroying the American Way of life just because some dumb shit happened.

    Your post on here tells me what kind of person you are (ignorant comes to mind) and what kind of values you have and instill in your own children.

    omg, you are bullying me with your words. I should killmyself! HAHAHHHAHAHA!

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