Post Tagged with: "Bullying"

by / on November 23, 2012 at 11:19 am / in Body, Media, Parenting, Sexuality, Society

High School Horror: THREE Students Commit Suicide in Seven Weeks

We’ve got a problem.  And, it’s a huge problem.  It’s common knowledge to anyone with a pulse, by now, that there’s a problem with teen suicide and bullying.  So, I’m not breaking any news there.  The problem we’re facing runs deeper, if that’s possible, than the issues of bullying and teen suicide.  We’re suffering from a paralysis on how to […]

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by / on October 25, 2012 at 10:25 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Fiction, Gender, Government, Politics, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

A Cautionary Tale

This is a work of fiction–but not a fantasy–based on a possible outcome of the November 6 U.S. election.

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by / on October 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm / in Gender, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Matthew Shepard’s Legacy

Follow more from Faith McLay –> here. Fourteen years ago today, 21-year-old Matthew Wayne Shepard succumbed to the injuries inflicted upon him a few days earlier by two men he had met in a bar.  Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson later both received two consecutive life sentences for their crime. But this isn’t about them. This is about Matthew, a young […]

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by / on October 6, 2012 at 11:55 am / in Current Events, Editorials, Media, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Why We’re Losing Ground in Bullying Prevention

I’ve been writing this blog article for about a week now, in my mind.  Each time I thought I was ready move it from my mind to my fingers and onto my keyboard, that voice inside me would say “wait!  not yet”.  Normally, I hate when that happens.  That usually signals to onset of another bout of Writer’s Block, every […]

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by / on May 30, 2012 at 9:30 am / in Culture, Media, Society

Bystanders and Bullies: Using and Abusing Personal Power

As I think back on that time, I can find a way to feel sorry for Jared. Over the years since, I’ve learned that many bullies were themselves bullied or abused by parents, older siblings, or other authority figures.

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by / on May 17, 2012 at 8:43 am / in Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Sexuality, Society

Mitt Scissorhands

Clearly, Romney’s gigantic fortune and life of unparalleled luxury and privilege have blinded him to the everyday world that the vast majority of us live in.

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by / on April 29, 2012 at 11:02 am / in Gender, Parenting, Prejudice, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

An Open Letter to One Million Moms: Bullies by Another Name

Think about it. Are you teaching your children to embrace love, embrace acceptance and embrace each other? Or to fear change, fear diversity, fear difference, maybe even fear you? Will they join the bully in the schoolyard? Will they be the bully in the schoolyard?

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by / on April 21, 2012 at 7:31 am / in Culture, Gender, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

Time Traveling

I was presented recently with a very interesting question:  “If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?”  Damn.  That’s deep.  So, I’ve spent the better part of several days pondering this question.  Here’s what I came up with.  Bear with me, here. Third grade, I had a crush on everyone in my class, […]

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by / on April 13, 2012 at 11:36 am / in Culture, Education, Gender, Parenting, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

Asperger’s Syndrome and Being Bullied

There was a very sobering video posted today on the facebook blog page, courtesy of Stop Teenage Suicide and Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook.  Sobering because it was a mother telling how her 5-year-old son had been bullied to the point where he wanted to die.  Five years old!!!  There can’t be a more resounding wake-up call than that. The story […]

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by / on March 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm / in Culture, Current Events, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Editorials, Gender, Media, Parenting, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

100 Homophobes Tweet They’d “KILL Their Gay Child!!!”

By Ron Kemp Every time it seems we’re turning a corner on some of the madness we face, something comes along to remind us that there’s still plenty of work that needs to be done.  And, this one ranks right near the top of the list of the worst things I’ve ever seen. On Monday, March 12th, trending on storify was tweets to people’s […]

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