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Teenage Girls Start Riot After Being Called Horrible Names & We Applaud Them (VIDEO)

by Lindsay Mannering on December 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM

teen riotsCue up the Les Miserables song "Do You Hear the People Sing" because it's time to talk about a group of angry teens looking for justice. They may not be protesting the monarchy in 19th century France, but they are protesting a slut-shaming Instagram post in Gothenburg, Sweden, which is basically the 21st century equivalent.

Over 200 teenagers stormed a high school after an anonymous user set up an Instagram profile asking for the names of slutty or whorish teens in the area. Within a few hours, the accused received over 200 names along with photos and details of some of the local teens' alleged sexual history. And, well, that just ain't right, so pissed off teens barricaded the school in an "unruly and heated" scene.

The police had trouble calming and dispersing the angry mob and said the kids were going "berserk", kicking over lamp posts and jumping on cars, and eventually detained 27 students, as well as the 17-year-old girl responsible for the Instagram account and lewd request that started the whole thing.

I know I'm supposed to be mad that kids rioted and destroyed property and disobeyed rules and all that stuff, and while I know that violence is never the answer, I can't help but have a little admiration for these kids who got so incensed by slut-shaming on social media.

It's refreshing to know that they care; that they know it's wrong; that they won't stand for anyone calling anyone a slut, or a whore, or publicly shaming them for something they may or may not have done.

Anne Hathaway recently said that it was a shame that someone would take a compromising picture (she's talking, of course, about her up the skirt shot "wardrobe malfunction") and share it ... instead of delete it.

Well, these angry teens in Sweden should give Anne, and many of us, hope to know that there are young people out there who won't stand for things of this nature. They'd riot before another name was shared or another picture was passed around -- they'd never forward it.

Which, in fact, is the most forward, and forward-thinking, thing they could do.

What do you think of the teen riot in Sweden?

 

Photo via Klykan Karlsson/YouTube

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  • Anon
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    Anon

    December 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    I understand why they did what they did; however, they were wrong. Hate should not be e response to hate. Love overcomes hate. This world desperately needs to learn that lesson.
  • Reepi...
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    Reepicheep.CSL

    December 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    Maybe they should stop acting like sluts and then they won't feel shamed.
  • kelti...
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    kelticmom

    December 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM
    Reepicheep, how ugly. How do you know they act like sluts? Bc some nasty trolls on the internet said so? Girls are notorious for labeling other girls "sluts" and "whores" if they don't like them.
  • dirti...
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    dirtiekittie

    December 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    good for them, but the message behind their protest gets lost when you hear about acts of vandalism that occured during the riot. 


  • Fondue
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    Fondue

    December 20, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Reepicheep, maybe you should stop acting like an asshole.


  • fave82
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    fave82

    December 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Seriously?? These kids give you hope?!?!? That's sad.


  • Caera
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    Caera

    December 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    You applaud a group of students acting out in a violent manner, and inciting other violence, over words?

    You're a fucking asshole.


  • dee
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    dee

    December 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM
    @kelticmom because some had naked/ slutty pictures posted up. Doesn't make them a slut however, but posting the pictures counts as child pornography doesn't it?
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    someonewhoreads

    December 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM
    I may be missing something, but how does this relate at all to Les Miserables? You know in Les Miserables they were trying to stand bring attention to the plight of the poor working class in France and they all DIED. Have you even bothered to read the cliff notes or are you basing this off of the movie summary?
  • Monda...
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    MondayisFired

    December 24, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    It's more likely that these students were upset at being targeted, and the way they responded, with violence and property damage, absolutely should not be encouraged.

    That, of course, does not make the slut-shaming idiocy right either. But there are other ways, like reporting the incident.


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