|Anyone can be a victim.|
Anyone can be a bully.
"We will never get rid of bullying. We should teach our kids to stand up for themselves and cope rather than wearing pink shirts and passing anti-bullying legislation because we are raising a generation of victims."
My response was to post a reply that essentially made a few ad hominem attacks and then remove the poster from my circles. I think that may have been something of an over-reaction. I am rapidly learning that bullying is something of a trigger for me. When some students did a rather piss-poor presentation on it (including the awful "don't let someone hurt you, tell someone!" advice that is only ever used by people who have never been bullied, they agreed they had not) I ended up following it up.
No, standing up for oneself does not work.
|When victims believe that nothing will change, that it is their|
business and they are alone, then the bullies win.
And when the bullies win, no one wins.
|Recordless and impossible to prove - name calling.|
Coping is the beginning of depression for the victim of bullying - the belief that oneself does not matter.
|Ending bullying would take a revolution.|
Lets have that fucking revolution!
|I am not certain what I think of this man, Russell Brand,|
but he writes and talks in a way that I am unable to simply
Overpaid? Hypocritical? Oh yes, but aware of both.
This wasn't the post I thought I was going to write. I do apologise, I have soap-boxed and, whatever else this blog is I never thought I'd use it as a soap box, sorry.