May 3, Who Bullies The Bullies? It's like The Atlantic, but it's Pacific. So unlike The Atlantic, it will "attack the conventional wisdom from a west coast perspective.
Rebecca, we'll try to get a transcript up this weekend.
Rebecca Reply Thanks so much! I am very impressed with your speedy and considerate response.
So many bullying videos online now with lousy or no captioning. Thank you very much — very, very much appreciated!! Noah Body Reply This will probably get me flamed and I'm sure many will misinterpret what I'm about to say. First, I agree that bullying is bad and we should try to raise awareness and reduce it as much as possible.
Second, I'm gay and a redhead — so I know a little bit about being picked on, teased, assaulted and bullied as a child.
Now for the comment. I'm honestly tired of hearing about this in the news every day. I'm not trying to minimize anyone's experience, make excuses for perpetrators, blame the victims or downplay the seriousness of bullying or its consequences.
I'm simply going to suggest that maybe, just maybe, things have been blown a little bit out of proportion. People seem to have forgotten that life isn't fair, people particularly children are mean and sometimes even cruel.
I know of absolutely NO ONE who didn't have some kind of negative experience in childhood at the hands of their peers or parents or other adults. Yes bullying is a problem and in situations where kids are targeted daily or worse, end up committing suicide because of it, then it's a BIG problem — no argument.
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However, not every kid who's teased, made fun of, has their hair pulled or is tripped going up the stairs is being "bullied". Too many adults are being too black and white about this and trying to promote these silly "zero tolerance" policies that paint every child and every act of "bullying" with the same brush.
Anyone who's ever been "bullied" will tell you that every bully and every situation is different and there are degrees of severity — some which require police involvement and many which demand no more than parental intervention or a phone call.
By the way, what ever happened to "sticks and stones…"? Maybe, instead of wringing our collective hands over the abolition of bullying, perhaps some more of our efforts should be directed towards giving more kids the tools that they need to stand up to bullies, be less reactionary, more secure and not so quick to call the police every time someone makes a "fill-in-the-blank" joke about them?
It's just a thought. I'm just wondering what the real message is that we're sending to kids when everyone from parents to police are involved in anti-bullying campaigns and everyone's throwing around words like "hate crime" and "racist" and "abuse" and "assault" and "victim".
And I know that this comment is really going to get me in trouble but I'm going to say it anyway — If you think that you're a 'victim' because you're overweight and someone makes a fat joke and you go home in tears, then I have to ask, is there even the slightest possibility that maybe you're at least a small part of the problem and feel like a victim because you act like one by allowing being called a name to upset you that much?
Some of these kids not all need to be taught how to take back their power and not give so much of it away by allowing what others "SAY" to affect them so much. We're raising an entire generation who won't ever be able to be politicians or lead our nations because, God forbid, someone might say something unkind about them and they'll have to drop out of the election campaign to get therapy or launch a lawsuit.
SOME I said some people need to calm down and relax a bit and some others need cultivate a stiffer upper lip. Just one person's opinion. Reply Your points are not totally invalid.
In my younger years I am 53 I was bullied and I survived. So the question is- do you think that young people now are somehow weaker and do not have the 'constitution' ie back-bone to face it or could it be possible that modern bullying, teasing, stalking and harassment is exponentially more harsh, mean and evil?
Noah Body Reply Thanks for the nod. Usually, one posts an opinion like this and people immediately leap down your throat picking points and leveling all kinds of unfounded accusations and suppositions as to one's motives or intelligence at you.
How refreshing to be engaged in intelligent dialogue for a change! I think the succinct and easy answer to your question is "both".
We'd just leave school and it was over. No one would dare call our house and risk getting our parents on the phone in an effort to harass us outside of school. They also knew that if sufficiently provoked most parents would either drive over to talk to THEIR parents or would just come over and deal with you in person on their own.
So I totally "get" that part of it when it comes to 'new age' bullying. On the other hand, we seem to have a number of wimpy kids and wimpier parents out there who are ill equipped to deal with some of what I think are basic, standard, every day, trials of growing up.
There are literally 9-yr olds out there who've never made a sandwich because Mommy won't let them use a butter knife in case they hurt themselves. And then we wonder why some of these children are completely incapable of withstanding some teasing or name calling and are surprised when these dipstick parents immediately call the cops, storm the schools and launch lawsuits?May 4, AM | Posted by The Economist: | Reply.
The Economist is actually an opinion magazine, people don't realize it because it's so fact-heavy, but it's essentially a blog: a weekly magazine summarizing other people's reports (along with some of their own).
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