Posts tagged "bullying"

President Obama Does The “It Gets Better” Project — But He Needs To Do More

President Obama is the latest public person to contribute to Dan Savage's "It Gets Better Campaign," on the heels of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the video (above), the president says that "We’ve got to dispel the myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage -- that it’s some inevitable part…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2010

“OK!” Magazine Co-Opts Bullying For Stars “Bullied For Their Weight”

The effects of bullying are in the news everywhere lately, from the teen girl, Megan Meier, who killed herself after being harassed on MySpace, to Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi and the spate of copycat suicides that followed him. As crushing as the reports of each new suicide can be, I'm also grateful that the mainstream…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2010

Quickies: Perez Hilton Is Changing His Gay Bullying Ways & Gavin Rossdale Confesses To Gay Affair

In the wake of the suicides by gay teens tormented by bullies, Perez Hilton, who is both gay and a bully, says he will be changing his approach to covering celebrities. I Can Hold You For a Million Years is just one of several blogs to detail Perez's hypocrisy, which the blogger seems to have…

By: Annika Harris / October 13, 2010

Attention, Bullies: It Gets Worse

By now, most of us have seen recent videos telling GLBT teens "It Gets Better." We've posted a video by Dan Savage and his husband, Terry, as well as a video from Tim Gunn, all promising GLBT teens that as bad as their experience has been so far — as terrible as junior or high…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 12, 2010

Anderson Cooper Calls Out Vince Vaughn

"I was sitting in a movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview of a movie, and in it, the actor said, 'that's so gay,' and I was shocked that not only that they put it in the movie, but that they put that in the preview. They thought that it was okay…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 8, 2010

Another Gay Teen Commits Suicide After Being Outed

This past week, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college student at Rutgers University, jumped to his death after finding out that his roommate, Dharun Ravi, secretly broadcast Clementi having gay sex over the Internet. Clementi posted about the incident -- and told his dorm's resident adviser -- before jumping off the George Washington Bridge. While we…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 1, 2010

Facebook’s “100 Biggest Sluts” Page Creator Could Face Stalking Charges

The Australian who created a Facebook page called "100 Biggest Sluts of Ballarat" will soon learn the list was not only cruel, but criminal! [FYI: Ballarat is a regional city in Victoria, Australia.] Police say the 60 women who contacted them after being called "sluts" on the nasty page (which has since been taken down)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2010

Frisky Rant: The Mommy Wars Go Digital

Mommy bloggers are crazy. No, not because they blog about every mind-numbingly boring burp and giggle — because they do it despite the fact that their readers are just vicious to them. For example, The New York Daily News tells us about mommy blogger Shellie Ross, who lived every mother's worst nightmare when she found…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

9 Teens Charged After Classmate Commits Suicide

Nine Massachusetts teens were charged today with statutory rape, violation of civil rights, criminal harassment and disturbing a school assembly in conjunction with a bullying incident. Back in January, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince was jumped by a group of male and female students in the school library and hallways. Phoebe was verbally harassed, physically abused, and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 30, 2010

Parents Blame Facebook For Their Daughter’s Suicide

Here's the saddest news ever: Holly Grogan, a 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl in Britain, jumped off a road bridge and killed herself last week, allegedly after a barrage of mean messages on her Facebook wall appeared. Her parents blame "cyberbullying" and said in a statement, "Holly struggled to cope with the huge pressures placed upon her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2009

My Slut-Called Life: NJ High School Girls Circulate A “Slut List”

Hazing: It's not just for Chuck Bass at the Skull & Bones Society anymore! High school girls in New Jersey are now pretending they're badasses by putting younger girls on a nasty "slut list." The New York Times reported that catty seniors at Millburn High School in wealthy Millburn, New Jersey have circulated a "slut

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2009

When Women Bully, We Hurt Each Other

A survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute found that most bullies are men -- but 40 percent are women. While male bullies attack men and women, female bullies tend to go after their own kind, targeting other women more than 70 percent of the time. My guess is that some women who want to feel…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 11, 2009
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