Twitter Hijacks #Jadapose Hashtag In Support Of Brave Teen Rape Victim

Screen Shot 2014-07-10 at 2.46.06 PMA Houston-area teen was raped at a party after being given a spiked drink. The horrible story doesn’t end there; her rape was recorded, went viral on social media and inspired a mocking hashtag #Jadapose. Some garbage humans on the internet thought it would be hilarious to mock the image of her, passed out, after being attacked. Even her alleged rapist got in on it.

16-year-old Jada has decided to show her face, stand up for herself, and hopefully see some justice. She had no idea what had happened to her until the disturbing tweets and videos hit social media. Her bravery in standing up against her attackers, and the disgusting show of online harassment has inspired people of Twitter to reclaim the hashtag, and make it about supporting this amazing young woman.

“There’s no point in hiding,” she said. “Everybody has already seen my face and my body, but that’s not what I am and who I am.”

“I’m just angry,” said Jada.

I don’t believe that rape victims should ever feel pressure to identify themselves – but I respect that she felt compelled to do so. I won’t even bother to show you examples of the horrible humans of the world by screen-capping their Tweets – but I will show you how the hashtag has awesomely turned into a huge outpouring of support, even inspiring positive memes in Jada’s image and giving birth to more hashtags, #JusticeForJada and #StandWithJada. It’s a reminder that while social media can be used to harass and demean, it can also be used to rise up against injustice and support victims.

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The outpouring of support can do nothing to alleviate the pain of the horrible things she’s been through – but it’s a reminder that there is a lot of good in the world and that people like the horrible monsters that have participated in creating a hashtag and internet meme about a rape victim are not as powerful as the rest of us. Show your support for Jada.

You can reach this post's author, Maria Guido, on twitter.
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    • keelhaulrose

      I can’t even… that this would happen to someone and people think it’s a source of humor is disgusting.
      Jada is beyond awesome for standing up for herself. This sort of thing has destroyed too many lives.

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    • Rachel Sea

      I want all the people who shared the video to go to prison for distribution of child porn.

      • Margo Wilkins

        I cosign!!! Absolutely dispicable. My hope for this generation of teenagers is dwindling.

    • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. Fuck this, fuck that, and fuck those assholes in particular. I can’t even.

      • DizzyS

        Ugh. Exactly. EXACTLY.

    • SunnyD847

      This story is so f*cked up. I can’t believe the inhumanity of people who would mock a rape victim – and a CHILD at that! She is showing amazing courage in the face of this disgusting abuse.

    • noodlestein

      Sigh, sometimes I feel like we’re getting somewhere with rape awareness, fighting the good fight, and then I see this story. It’s like, hooray! Oh. http://www.gifcrap.com/g2data/albums/Misc/Pointless%20machine.gif

    • RayneofCastamere

      The best and worst of humanity all in one. All my support for Jada and those who stand by her. May the monsters who made this poor girl’s rape viral be met with SOME consequences from the legal system. If a teen can be arrested for sending pictures of herself to her boyfriend, than these sick freaks should have to see SOME jail time.

    • Tara

      I seriously want to throw up right now.

    • brebay

      Freaking amazing kid.

    • brebay

      Have these walking wastes of atoms been arrested yet?

    • Renee

      horrible, as a mother of a daughter i would go crazy if some low life loser ever tried anything even close to what this young girl had experienced

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