Slut shaming and public crucifixion

As we all heard, a young female student from the USJ university posted something, some what, disturbing on her Instagram account. Jokingly, she claimed that she would kill the babies of mean patients. Is this joke acceptable?

To start off, of course it is not and will never be accepted to openly joke about this matter, not to mention that she is studying to be a nurse. A nurse is known for nurturing and helping other human beings in times of need. Once she posted this on Instagram, it quickly spread on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and also the news.

She was quickly expelled from university, with her her life collapsing right in front of her. Was that the right thing to do?

I believe that what she did was extremely heartless and inhumane. But yet again, lets not forget that every young person is entitled to some nonsense every now and then. Maybe if the university thought of suspending her and making her apologize to the audience, it would have been a better solution. At this point, At least the people would have heard her apologize and her world wouldn’t crumble down upon her because of an Instagram post that was supposed to get some attention.

From what i’v learnt in class, many trials, that had to do with disturbing posts on social media, were dealt with quiet differently. For example, she would have been fined with an amount of money and make an oath to never repeat this action again, in addition to being suspended for a while of course.

To conclude, to whoever agreed to this student being expelled and having her life/career be taken away from her, maybe they should think again. Lebanon isn’t the safest country to be in and there are many different issues that are much more important for us to think about, for example, the garbage issue and the political corruption. If anyone would like to count the issues that we should solve, they will never finish, so why prey on the weak and keep the powerful winning? All people make mistakes, and every mistake has a consequence. Every person, whether young or not, should have a chance in forgiveness.

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