The only way to make lasting change is to start telling stories.
We’re not responsible for anyone else’s unkindness, whether you’re bullying others or yourself.
Could it be our drive to be perfect or normal which forces us to compare ourselves to a standard that can never be met?
Homophobic bullying can especially lead to sexual harassment. It’s just one more reason to take a stand against bullies, and to advocate for a bully-free environment.
What could be different for future generations if we showed them right now that acceptance is vital or generosity is essential or empathy is fashionable? Do you think bullying would exist?
Bullies bully because they are wounded and hurting and need to hurt someone else to ease their pain when it becomes too much for them bear.
We must stand firm. This does not mean meeting hate with hate: It means meeting callousness with confidence and strength of spirit.
At its core, I think bullying is about power. It’s about people believing they can feel more powerful and secure by taking someone else’s power.
Kari Toure shares a powerful bullying prevention and Autism awareness message for kids.
Chris Tompkins found a boogeyman lurking on his nephew’s playground. Homophobia. This boogeyman did not come from bullies, and what was said; it came from well intentioned parents and the things they WEREN’T saying.
The Good Men Project is launching Social Interest Groups. Be a part of a new anti-bullying initiative from The Good Men Project. We are a participatory media company.
He’s been bullied enough for looking Asian that he’s not interested in dating Asian women, until a friend’s transformation makes him think again.
Is this what a mass-scale abusive relationship feels like?
When quick fixes and easy answers failed to have impact, dad Rick Sanchez started to see the bigger picture for his daughter and women in general.
If you haven’t been bullied, you are in the minority. It’s time to change that.
Victim bullies will often hurt others first to protect themselves, or to retaliate.