Posts tagged "bullying"

Ari Shaffir Spews Hate At Fellow Comic Damienne Merlina — But She Gets The Last Word

Time for the quarterly controversy in the comedy world! This time, it is at the hands of mediocre comedy bro Ari Shaffir, who out of nowhere decided to deride a one-armed woman from Los Angeles whom he has barely ever even had interaction with. During a stand-up set that recently aired on Comedy Central,…
By: Katrin Higher / March 30, 2015

Lizzie Velasquez’s SXSW Anti-Bullying Film Should Be Required Viewing

Born with a syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, 26-year-old Lizzie Velasquez endured painful bullying as a child over her unique appearance. When she was a teenager, she discovered that someone on YouTube had senselessly called her "the world's ugliest woman." This set Lizzie on a determined path to see people treat one another with more kindness,…
By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015

Over A Thousand Women To Throw LA Dance Party For Bullied ‘Dancing Man’

The Internet has been great in 2015 so far. It seems as though we are coming to more of an understanding of how we can really use social media as an incredible way to have fun AND to send a wonderful message. Is this the start of a hippie internet? After…
By: Katrin Higher / March 8, 2015

What’s Up With Defamer Bullying Prince Jackson?

Defamer wrote a post on Michael Jackson’s 17-year-old son Prince Jackson’s apparently totally lame-o lifestyle yesterday, and it strikes me as unnecessarily mean. Here’s a list of everything in that post that made me cringe: “Dumb, embarrassing, fartcloud teenagers” “Swaggy, angsty pubescent boys” “Hanging out with Justin Bieber is much cooler than being the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check] Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan] Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root] Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying. […
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Fired After Accusations Of Abuse

Canadian Broadcasting Company host Jian Ghomeshi was fired over allegations of abuse. Three women say that Ghomeshi was violent towards them before and during sexual encounters they say were not consensual. [Death and Taxes] Brazilian employers are often racist and insulting toward their maids, according to a Twitter account which retweets such insults i…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

This Dance & Spoken Word Performance Takes Down Bullying

These ultra-talented kids from the non-profit group MusEffect collaborated with poet Azure Antoinette to put together a choreographed performance about cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so there was no better time for the team to encourage a dialogue. What starts as a dull classroom morphs into a gorgeous, haunting routine that…
By: Claire Hannum / October 25, 2014

Adobe Sides With GamerGate Bullies As Part Of Their Involvement With The Bully Project (UPDATED)

In a move that is deeply troubling to someone who 1) has been using Photoshop since the mid-'90s and Lightroom and InDesign for the past two years, and 2) understands the difference between criticism and bullying, Adobe stated on Twitter today, in response to a question about GamerGate, that they don’t advertise on Gawker…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014

Samantha Armytage Calls Out Press For “Trying To Bully Me Into An Eating Disorder,” Drama Ensues

Yesterday, the Daily Telegraph published an article about Australian morning television host Samantha Armytage. The article tried to frame itself as being about her struggling new makeover show, "Bringing Sexy Back," but it really served as an aggressive personal attack on Armytage's body. It included a slew of dated, unflattering paparazzi photos, with captio…
By: Claire Hannum / September 19, 2014

Pissed Off Mom Sells “Spoiled Brat” Daughter’s Katy Perry Tickets On Facebook

One teenage girl from Fargo, North Dakota, won't be seeing Katy Perry's whipped cream rocket bra in person this month, thanks to her fed up mother. Cindy Bjerke decided to teach her daughter a lesson by selling the teen's Katy Perry concert tickets online, which to me, seems like a pretty good punishment. The problem…
By: Katie Oldenburg / August 4, 2014

Study Reveals “Three Fat-Shaming Moments Per Day” For Overweight Women

Overweight women experienced an average of "three fat-shaming moments per day," according to a new study published in the Journal Of Health Psychology. The study examined the psychological effects that bullying by fat-shaming has on women. Here are just a few fuckin' heartbreaking stories that women shared: "Boyfriend’s mother denied me access to food, also…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2014

Monica Lewinsky Opens Up To Vanity Fair About Slut-Shaming, Humilation And … Beyoncé

You only need to look at the front page of The New York Times to find out what Bill and Hillary Clinton accomplish on a daily basis. But what about someone who used to be in the headlines every single day, followed by years of near-silence? For the first time ever, Monica Lewinsky is opening…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2014

Study: Being Popular Doesn’t Make Teens More Immune To Bullying

Sorry, teenagers, but new study of high schoolers has found that becoming more popular can actually increase the risk of being bullied. Researchers from Pennsylvanita State University and The University of California, Davis teamed up and interviewed 4,200 North Carolina high school students about their social lives. The team used the interviews to create something of…
By: Claire Hannum / April 2, 2014

Update: New Craigslist Posting Claims The Fat Woman On The Boston T Was A Bully

The saga of the fat woman on the Boston T line rages onward. Now, someone has written a new Craigslist missed connection post claiming that the woman herself is the bully, because she allegedly sat on a "kind, older woman" and the original douchebag target, effectively pinning them both down. Here's the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014

Craigslist Missed Connection Takes Down Fat-Shaming Subway Douchebag

UPDATE, Friday 4p.m.:  There's an update to this post here! The world would feel like a more just place if we could (literally or figuratively) beat up every bully in the schoolyard. We can't do that. But we can take to Craiglist's Missed Connections to call out sociopathic, sadistic fat shamers who tell…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2014

RIP Society: Lunch Lady Paid Students To Beat Up A Fourth-Grader

A former lunchroom aide at an elementary school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, pleaded guilty to paying a student $1 to have a fourth-grade classmate beat up.  Brooke Wilson-Johnson, age 19, offered a dollar to three students to hurt the fourth-grader because he disobeyed her instructions and called her a "pregnant bitch." Thankfully, the student didn't…
By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: A Group Of 5th Grade Boys Come Together To Show A Bullied Student Lots Of Love

A group of 5th grade boys at Williams Intermediate School in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, who call themselves the "Band Of Brothers," have pretty much just restored my faith in humanity. These little boys are so kind and loving that they almost make you forget how cruel kids can be. When the "Band of Brothers" heard that…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 25, 2013

Vivian Vosburg, Mother Of One Of Rebecca Sedwick’s Cyberbullies, Arrested For Child Abuse & Child Neglect

"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree," said Florida's Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in regards to the announcement that Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, FL, the stepmother of one of the cyberbullies who tormented Rebecca Sedwick, 12, before her suicide, has been charged with child neglect and child abuse. Vosburg i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

Poll: Should Parents Face Arrest If Their Child Is A Bully?

A riveting op-ed by KJ Dell'Antonia in The New York Times yesterday still has me thinking. The piece, questioning whether or not parents should face criminal charges if their teenager is a bully, describes the recent suicide of a teenage girl who was endlessly harassed and cyber bullied by two of her female classmates.
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 18, 2013

Evening Quickies: Two Girls Arrested Over Suicide Of 12-Year-Old Bullying Victim Rebecca Sedwick

Two Florida girls have been arrested in conjunction with the suicide of Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old girl who was brutally bullied by as many as 15 classmates. Rebecca killed herself in September by jumping off the roof of a cement plant after being harassed online by other girls for over a year. Two…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2013
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