What I Learned About Pancakes and Bullies From My Son With Down Syndrome

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She thought she was protecting her son, but she learned he had a protection all his own.

Confession

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Speaking for men who are drawn to violence, Ed Harkness writes compellingly on “why we love the vein of coal /inside us” in this recollection of a harrowing bullying episode.

The National Football League: Too Big To Fail?

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Michael Kasdan wonders what will happen as morality continues to collide with the sports entertainment complex we call The National Football League. Do fans care enough to really care?

Bullying: Your Kids Are Keeping Mum

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David Kanegis calls for teachers and parents to really play an active role in the prevention and ending of bullying.

Why I Hate Bullies

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His school days are years in the past, but cruel comments by unthinking teens bring the pain of bullying back for Michael Copperman.

What Works Best to Help Stop Bullying in Schools?

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After decades of trying, we’re beginning to understand what beats bullying.

The Dangers of Texting … With an Emotionally Abusive Partner

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This heartbreaking text exchange with an emotionally abusive partner will feel all too familiar to anyone in a relationship characterized by domination and control.

Would You Have Changed Your Face If It Meant Not Being Bullied As a Kid?

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There’s something wrong with a society where a child’s life could be significantly improved by altering their appearance, but the right or wrongness isn’t really the question here. Instead, I’m wondering if this was a practical, workable and available solution to you when you were a child, would you have taken it?

It’s the Permanence of Online Abuse that Makes Cyberbullying so Damaging for Children

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Online bullies know their spite remains online indefinitely, that’s why they do it.

Public School is Not a Very Queer Place

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It is well time for the public school system to integrate LGBT studies into the curriculum.

Ending Bullying: Being an UPstander, No Matter Who You Are

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Jamie Utt wonders how many people stay silent in the face of bullying, and helps us teach kids to be UPstanders, not bystanders.

Stand Up and Speak Up against Bullying using your Gully Face

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A new project that is challenging bullying: The Gully Face campaign encourages individuals to use a facial expression, known as the Gully Face, as an act of strength against bullying.

Social Media Users Won’t Fight Cyberbullying Until they Imagine What it’s Like to be Bullied

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The voice of many drowns out the suffering of a few on social media. But these platforms must do more to reduce cyberbullying.

Top Ape Syndrome – How to Give Up the Chest Thumping Without Giving Up Power

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Challenging the idea that a rise to power is connected to a show of power, Rena Delevie suggests that innovation, loyalty, and sales actually stem from collaboration and compassion.

What Andrew Solomon Provides Us All With His Story of Gay Fatherhood

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Dillan DiGiovanni is inspired by Andrew Solomon’s vulnerability and courage as a gay father, and as a gay man.

Dear Parents, Let’s Talk About Kids and Gender Roles

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Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer is raising a happy and joyful son without following rigid gender roles or rules. And she wants you to understand why.