Bullying, Be Gone!

It's time for bullying to end in society

It's been too quiet here lately, so...
verbal abuse

I can say that even when you try to block it all from your memory, it doesn't work. All those memories of being verbally, mentally, and emotionally abused via bullying come back to bite you in the ass. It does scar you for life.

Internet Bullies Called her Boyfriend Fat and Ugly, but she ended up with the last laugh
When Ashley met Christopher she knew almost instantly he was the one for her. They realized quite soon after that God had brought them together. Two and a half years flew by in their relationship and they're happier than ever. Ashley has even called herself, "the luckiest girl in the world." Things were going great, until Ashely posted a photo of her and Christopher on social media. Never did she imagine she would have to defend herself and her relationship.

Got to love people who trash others because of their appearence. However, I always want to tell those type of people that "Looks don't always last. If you get someone who has a vile personality, you're going to have a bad time". I enjoyed looking at this couple's pics on the article because they look like a fun loving duo that are in love. Good on this woman to counter the comments. I think it's great to stand up for who you are and who you love, regardless if faith has a role in it.

Canadian Cop Dyes Hair Pink to Take Stand against Homphobia, Bullying
Toronto cop Luke Watson has taken a colorful stand against homophobia and bullying.

In honor of International Day of Pink, which raises awareness of homophobia and transphobia, the officer dyed his hair hot pink to fight LGBT discrimination, and is letting Twitter users choose how long he keeps the new ‘do.

Watson promised his followers that for every 1,000 retweets of a picture of his new style, he’ll keep the hair color for another week.

The Day of Pink was started by two straight Canadian students who wanted to show solidarity with a gay classmate who was being bullied for his pink shirt. High schools around Canada host events and change their school colors to pink every year.

That's awesome! Good for him, the two boys that started "Day of Pink", and people who participate :) Things like this help restore my faith in humanity a bit more.

Pregnant Anchor Reads Hate Mail About Her Body on Air and Gets Awesome Response
vampires, shocked, Dracula, wtf
Chief meteorologist Kristi Gordon of Canada’s Global BC News recently went on-air to deliver an exciting forecast: she was pregnant, and going to have her second child.

However, the delivery of this announcement came with a strange request attached. She asked viewers to, please, be nice about the clothes she wore on TV during her pregnancy. “It was horrible last time,” Gordon declared, in reference to her first go-round carrying a child.

This did not help. People exploded with more “hate mail” than ever about Gordon’s wardrobe and her changing body — which she decided to read during a recent broadcast.

A sample? “Nowhere on North America TV have we seen a weather reader so gross as you,” one piece of mail read. “Your front end looks like the Hindenburg and your rear end looks like a brick [censored] house… We now turn off Global.”

It's absolutely unbelievable how some people can treat others about their appearence, especially towards pregnant women. This MD said it the best:
“Creating and supporting life is truly a miracle, and everyone has had a mother at some point — somebody who made this sacrifice for them, and looked ‘different’ so that they could be alive today,” Worly continues. “Offensive comments aimed at pregnant women are short-sighted, inconsiderate, and overly materialistic.

High Schooler Catches Teacher Bullying Him on Camera
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When you hear stories of high school bullying, you expect the harassment to have come from students, not teachers. But a substitute teacher recently led a classroom of bullies in taunting a ninth grade boy—and the freshman caught the whole thing on camera.

Fifteen-year-old Stephen Davis was in math class at Streamwood High School in Illinois last week when a fellow student drew a picture on an electronic whiteboard depicting Davis — which the student labeled as the misspelled “Stepen”— as a big-eared, buck-toothed cartoon monster. Soon, the class’s substitute teacher joined in, and Davis whipped out his camera. The video, which his sister uploaded to Facebook, shows the teacher drawing antennae on the cartoon character, and labeling it “Stephen’s ugly ass.”

Davis told CBS Chicago that he’s used to getting picked on because he’s overweight. “I get bullied a lot during the school day, I’m big. I shake it off. Basically, it’s background noise to me now, it’s happened since first grade,” he said. “But this is the first time a teacher has actually done it.”

From the article:
“A message from CEO Tony Sanders: I want to assure our parents that we are aware of the video that is circulating allegedly showing a substitute teacher bullying a student at Streamwood High. Immediate and appropriate action was taken early this morning pending the outcome of our investigation.”
I have a sneaking suspicion that what I underlined was a nice way of saying "We fired this teacher". At least, I hope that's what happened. It's bad enough when students bully each other, but it is another when you're getting bullied from an authority figure like a teacher. So, I hope she wasn't only fired but cannot sub in that county again. Of course, considering this was caught on camera, she probably won't be subsituting ever again. I have no sympathy for her or anyone else that get caught hurting others on cams.

Bullies' Homecoming Prank Backfires
A teen was told from a group of bullies that she had been nominated for homecoming queen when she wasn't. So, two of her friends, who were both nominated for homecoming queen, decided that if one of them won...they would give the crown to their friend.

A head's up...it's better to watch the vid than try to read the transcript. The transcript is riddled with typos and you understand the full scale of the story more if you watch the vid. If you have trouble seeing the vid, let me know and I will try to give a better summary of the story.

Has anyone ever had a bully or a group of bullies pull a prank like this on you? Or someone you know? Or had pulled a prank similar where they did something to make you think you were getting something or someone was interested in you when it was the opposite?

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Rock Hill teen says she was bullied on school bus, beat for ‘acting too much like a white person’
*Trigger warning for assault and racism*

A Rock Hill teen told police she was bullied on a school bus Thursday afternoon then beaten up by another girl after she was told she was acting “too much like a white person.”

The victim, 16, told police that after getting off the bus on McDow Drive she was punched several times before the female assailant fled, the report states. The claims were corroborated by witnesses interviewed by responding officers, a Rock Hill police report states.

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I hope they find the other girl soon and charge her ass. Also, if it were me, I would get a restraining order.

Jennifer Aniston forced to stay home to avoid cyber bullying

Jennifer Aniston has decided to leave her house less to avoid public criticism, which she says has worsened with cyber bullying.

The actress shares her home with fiancé Justin Theroux.

“You do the best you can but it feels like it’s getting worse and very nasty because of bullying on the internet,” Aniston told The Express.

“Even movie critics don’t just comment on the film, they tear people apart on a human level.

“I don’t know why that is happening but it is…we just stay home so there really isn’t anything to report.”

Last week, Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda, was forced off Twitter after trolls sent her offensive responses to her father’s death. She called for two users to be removed from the social media channel and they have both consequently been suspended.

Twitter takes action over Zelda Williams harrassment-TW for suicide
Consider this a sequel to the last entry...

Twitter is cracking down on cyberbullies after Robin Williams's daughter, Zelda, was harassed and run off the social networking site.

The 25-year-old actress and writer suspended her Twitter and Instagram accounts after online trolls bombarded her with hateful comments.

"We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter," Del Harvey, Twitter's vice president of trust and safety, said in a statement. "We have suspended a number of accounts related to this issue for violating our rules and we are in the process of evaluating how we can further improve our policies to better handle tragic situations like this one. This includes expanding our policies regarding self-harm and private information, and improving support for family members of deceased users."

Before I continue with the rest of the article, I have to point out that she didn't suspend her account. It's not called "suspending" when it comes to one's account. She just deleted or deactivated her accounts, which she can reactivate in a certain time frame if they have that on Twitter and Instagram like they do here on Live Journal as well as Facebook. Suspending an account is usually done by the website because that account was doing some violation and you can't activate a suspended account again. That is, unless it's different on Twitter and Instagram. Continuing...

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Okay, let me point out something...especially if you didn't click the link or read more beneath the cut. She was targeted simply for NOT posting enough pictures of her father. Really, trolls? REALLY? I know trolls aren't generally bright, but seriously...because someone didn't post enough pictures of their father, who they just LOST, you all had to act like a bunch of asshats because you were butt hurt over the fact that a celebrity's daughter didn't post enough photos for your liking? Okay, I was dumbstruck when I heard about about trolls sending her fake pics of her dad's dead body. However, this makes me speechless. I want to say something mean, but I refuse to sink myself down to their level. With that said...

Kudos to Twitter for taking action

Trolls Bully Robin William's Daughter with Fake Pictures of his Body-Trigger Warning
POTO, pissed off

This is a story about a Robin Williams' daughter being bullied and tormented online about his suicide. Buckle yourselves up; in the words of Bette Davis , it's going to be a bumpy ride.

First of all, before anyone makes comments on Robin William's or anyone's suicide...let me remind you all that I did make this rule last year:
13. On the subject of suicide: While it's okay to mention that you're suicidal or have lost someone close to you from suicide on this community, debating the ethnics behind it and making comments about those that have committed suicide is not wanted in this community. If you want to debate the ethnics of suicide, go to a debate community. If you have an issue with people that have committed suicide, keep it to yourself when you're making comments and posts on this community since you may have members on here that lost someone close to suicide. Respect the decease...no matter how they got there. With that mentioned...

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