September 30th, 2010

Semiformalishmaybe

Styx and Stains

I was recently saddened to read about the suicide of a Rutgers student, Tyler Clementi. I don't think suicide is always an unqualifiedly bad or sad thing, but it often (and in this case) is the result of something tragic. In this case, it's due to a definite impropriety - his roomate broadcast a (webcam) video of him having sex with another guy (the webcam was hidden, activated from elsewhere, and streamed onto a video sharing site). After finding out, he made a goodbye post to a few friends on Facebook and jumped off a bridge, ending his 18 years of life. Collapse )