MySpace Isn't the Issue

I'm so sick of this:

MySpace victim’s mom disappointed by ruling

The girl was not a victim of MySpace. MySpace did not kill her or drive her to suicide. This issue is not MySpace.

The issue is that a young girl felt so dependent on the approval of a boy and social group that she killed herself when she thought she'd lost it. The issue is that another's girl's mother was so crazily enmeshed in her daughter's life that she saw fit to harass the victim. The issue is that interpersonal, romantic, gendered relationships were such primary and essential realms in which these women saw themselves, their identities, and their sense of power.

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