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Craigslist Missed Connection Takes Down Fat-Shaming Subway Douchebag

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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 random strangers to “lose some weight” on the Boston subway.

Take, for instance, this incredible Missed Connection addressed to “the shitstain who made a woman cry on the T — 30 (Stony Book T Station)”: Keep reading »

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

Ugly People Bullied
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Study: unattractive workers are more likely to be bullied at work. Read More »
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Male cheerleader, age 13, commits suicide after being bullied. Read More »
Bullied Girl's Santa Letter
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Bullied girl whose brother wrote a letter to Santa gets a big surprise. Read More »

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 suffer any injuries, but he was “pushed, bumped, thrown out of a seat, and and had his food taken.” Yet still, the imagery of any child being bullied makes my heart wrench.   Keep reading »

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

It's Time To Cry: A Group Of 5th Grade Boys Come Together To Show A Bullied Student Lots Of Love
These Kids Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

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 other kids were picking on Danny Keefe, the six-year-old water boy for the local Pee Wee football team, they did more than come to his defense.  Keep reading »

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

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“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 is the stepmom of the 14-year-old girl who was arrested for aggravated stalking after Rebecca, a middle schooler, killed herself in September by jumping off a building. Vosburg was not arrested in connection to the bullying, which took the form of both in-person and online harassment; instead, Vosburg’s arrest is in connection to a video she posted on Facebook of her beating her own children. Keep reading »

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.

So is poor parenting to blame for the bullies’ actions, which ultimately led to another’s suicide? I’m not going to lie. I’m on the fence, people. Keep reading »

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

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  • 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 girls, ages 12 and 14, whose identities are withheld because of their ages, have been charged with aggravated stalking. [People]
  • Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring from Kris Humphries has sold at auction for $620K. [US Weekly]
  • John Edwards’ former mistress and baby mama Rielle Hunter is republishing a “revised edition” of her 2012 book telling all about the affair. [LA Times]
  • Heidi Montag is trying to get pregnant with an “aura baby” from Spencer Pratt. Don’t ask. [US Weekly] Keep reading »
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