Poll: Should There Be An Age Limit For Mixed Martial Arts Fighting?
This morning, I happened to stumble upon a CNN photo gallery of children partaking in a MMA fight … in a cage. Participants as young as age five are allowed to compete in the Thunderdome, where “they punch, kick, tackle and choke each other,” with their hands and feet. I asked myself, “How…
Taylor Swift Fires Back At Mean Girls And Bullies
Taylor Swift's new video for "Mean" is pretty … nice. Taylor has said that the song channels how she feels about critics who go overboard with nasty comments. But in the videos, she broadens the meaning—showing football players picking on a fashion-loving guy and a group of mean girls mocking a classmate who work…
Redheaded Girl Dyes Hair To Escape Death Threats
OK, this is just absurd: Nicole Nagington, a 12-year-old resident of Telford, England, admits that she's used to being teased for having red hair. But this school year, the bullying escalated to the point where the girl, who also wears a hearing aid, was forced to drop out of school and be tutored at home.
School Bullies Often Become Losers
Michelle Trachtenberg may have played a bit of a manipulative bully on "Gossip Girl," but, like many of us, she knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the torment. She opened up to Complex magazine about the bullies who tortured her in elementary, middle, and high school. Boy, did…
Girls Who Think They’re Hot Are More Likely To Be Bullied
According to a study of 2,300 students ages 12 to 18, girls who viewed themselves as attractive had a 35 percent higher chance of being involved in emotionally damaging scenarios, i.e., receiving hurtful anonymous notes, being socially excluded, or having rumors spread about them. I knew there were lessons to be learned from Mean Girls.