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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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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,…

Claire Hannum |

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…

Ami Angelowicz |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Katie Oldenburg |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

It’s Time To Cry: Bullied Girl Whose Brother Wrote Letter To Santa Surprised By Big Time Rush On “GMA”

Something shriveled up and died inside when we read a recent heartbreaking letter an eight-year-old boy wrote  to Santa. See, single mother Karen Suffern asked her children to write their…

Jessica Wakeman |

An Online Dating Site Used Pictures Of Rehtaeh Parsons, The Gang Rape Victim Who Hung Herself, To Advertise On Facebook

You might remember the story of Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada who hung herself after she was allegedly raped at a party and had a photograph of…

Ami Angelowicz |

8-Year-Old’s Heartbreaking Letter Asks Santa To Make Kids Stop Bullying His Sister

Children are our future, bro, and sometimes this future seems more grim than others. With the aid of technology, kids are worse dicks to each other now than ever, and…

Rachel Krause |

15 Girls Under Investigation For Bullying 12-Year-Old Who Committed Suicide

Listen up, rugrats: you need to cut this shit out. Bullying on social media, I mean. Just stop. And grownups: it’s your responsibility to take bullying seriously. Earlier this week,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Study: Unattractive Workers Are More Likely To Be Bullied At Work

Apparently, the high school standards for popularity stick around even as we cross into adulthood. At least that’s what a new study conducted by associate professor of management at Michigan…

Mary Odell |

Court Rules In Favor Of Anti-Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Class By Teacher

In 2010, high school teacher Johnson McDowell wore a purple shirt to school in solidarity with bullied LGBT youth, and screened a video about someone that had committed suicide after…

Mary Odell |

The Way To Stop Bullying Is Not Through “Diet And Exercise”

I get approximately 5,000 pitches a day from people who are trying to get me to tell you guys about boob stickers, or breath mints, or Cash Warren’s boat shoes…

Julie Gerstein |

Abercrombie & Fitch Does Not Understand Irony, Announces Anti-Bullying Campaign

Remember how Abercrombie & Fitch CEO and Biff-a-like Mike Jeffries told the world that A&F clothes are just for cool kids? Or how he explained that A&F lady sizes only

Julie Gerstein |

Nigel Hardy, 13, Commits Suicide After Being Bullied For Being A Male Cheerleader

Another bullied teen took his life on Monday: Nigel Hardy, age 13, had been bullied due to his participation in an extracurricular activity he loved, cheerleading.

According to The

Sarah Gray |

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, Committed Suicide After Photo Of Her Rape Was Distributed Around School

There are no words.

Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada, attempted to commit suicide last week after she was allegedly raped at a party and had…

Jessica Wakeman |

5 Life Lessons From A Former Mean Girl

Have you ever woken up with the lingering remnant of a once-forgotten memory? Usually it’s a repressed trauma, like an alien abduction or the knowledge that your middle name is Gaylord. In…

Cracked |

If You Can Get Through This “To This Day Video” Without Crying, You Are A Stronger Woman Than I

Shane Koyczan was bullied as a kid. But rather than internalize that pain, he did something creative and powerful with it. He put together the “To This Day” Project, which…

Julie Gerstein |

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for…

Jessica Wakeman |