Bravery in the Ivy League


Kyle Ashlee discusses the reality of discrimination at Dartmouth College and the importance of student activism in creating change at a school that is often thought to be perfect.

Fighting Spirit: When Tables Turn On the Bully


This is the world we’re giving you, kids. A world in which one or more people will video what’s happening instead of helping.

Proving Your Manhood: “Thank You, Sir. May I Have Another?”


“Absorbing punishment to prove you’re a man seems like the easy way out,” argues Oliver Lee Bateman.

Cheering on the Bully and the Killer: Is That Entertainment?

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TV writer Steve Harper considers the morality of watching TV with dark themes.

#YouCantBreakMe: These Bullying Victims Prove You Have To Go Through It To Get Through It (Video)


Many ‘beautiful’ people have battled through ugly pasts. In this video, you’ll see their testimonies.



Teresa Mei Chuc sheds light on the violence of war, reflecting on the pencil’s–and the missile’s–ability to both write history and erase it.

Are Video Games About War Hurting The Emotional Development Of Boys And Men? (Maybe They Don’t Have to)

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Some video game trivialize war and violence but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Be-ing A Man


What will it take to peel off the suffocating mask that keeps men imprisoned in violence, self-loathing and abuse?

‘Be a Man’—The Cruelest Words We Can Speak to Our Sons

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How the language of disrespect destroys self-esteem and empowers violent behavior.

The Lesson of the Wall: Why My Anger Looked Different to Me from The Inside Than It Did on the Outside

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Graham Phoenix often felt the urge to exert control, the need to get people to listen to him. What happened to him when he resorted to violence to be in charge?

3 Parents Discuss Kids and Violent Video Games

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Video games have changed dramatically since Mario saved the princess. Jay Snook talks to some parents about keeping their kids safe in the new world of gaming.

Why Is the Media Silent? #PrayForVenezuela


Eduardo Garcia spent most of his youth in Venezuela, and it breaks his heart to see how it’s being torn apart, its people killed. Even worse, why is the world ignoring it?

Life is Not a Video Game

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There have been a lot of arguments claiming that violence in video games is the reason for our societal ills, but B.K. Mullen says that sometimes a game is just a game.

The March of India: Living in the Shadow of a Disability


Erin Kelly, a writer with cerebral palsy, explores the impact of the thousands of disabled Indians who protested in New Delhi for the right to be counted as equal.

How To Raise Violent People And A Society That Accepts Them

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Violence is easy to get used to from an early age, which makes it even easier to perpetuate as we grow up and create an increasingly violent world. 

The Handgun Rules

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In appropriately spare language, Temple Cone writes of the things we tacitly accept when we add guns to our lives.