I let it ruin the rest of my evening, then I woke up the next morning feeling like I'd been run over emotionally by a truck.
They lied when they said that going to the principal would resolve it. It's okay, though, I turned out fine.
I wish more kids would leave the most oppressive setting they’ll likely face in their lifetime, and realize that life really starts after high school.
name calling
The follow-up story to what happened after my friend's boyfriend completely unleashed on me.
The worst part? We're sharing a vacation house for the next four months.
I used to feel humiliation recalling all of it — like I’d somehow deserved the bullying — but now I just feel sadness for that poor girl I used to be.
Most of what I wanted was a reaction, because it indicated that I was the boss of SOMETHING. The bigger the reaction, the more fun the game was for me.
being fat all over the internet
Fat-hating bullies make me teeth-grittingly angry. I think they make this fat news anchor in Wisconsin angry as well.
When I was being bullied as The Fat Kid, there was a part of me that would have leapt at the chance to erase my body and replace it with a different one. But there was also a part of me that deeply resented the suggestion that I should have to change myself to fit in.

Jan 7, 2014 at 3:00pm | 216 comments

For any girl who has a steady bully, wishing death upon that person is a daily/nightly ritual. But when it actually happens, the last thing you feel is relief or happiness.
rehtaeh parsons
My daughter killed herself 16 months after being gangraped. This week, a company thought it was a good idea to use her picture in a dating ad.
Some adults seem to think bullying is the natural order of things.
If you’re trying to raise a compassionate person who treats other people well, a nice talk about being nice to other people is not going to do anything but convince the kid she’s gotten away with her bad behavior.
The stuff middle school kids say is a thousand times worse than the worst things I hear adults utter even in the darkest rage. Kids of that age seem to have a unique imagination for language and its ability to cause misery.
online personal attacks
I took to writing stories about vengeance, about stabbing my friends with whatever was near to hand; pencils in the classroom, sporks in the cafeteria, a ruler in the hallway while classes were changing. I walked around with vivid images in my head of tearing those girls' faces off.
My job is straight out of '1984,' plus I’m being bullied. Between the cameras and the nepotism and the unwavering fear factor, I’m shocked I’ve made it this long.
A familiar prank made the news this week as a Detroit teen was voted on the Homecoming court as a "joke." Who has this not happened to?

Sep 28, 2012 at 5:00pm | 112 comments

"Words hurt. Words can kill," says the mother of Rachel Ehmke, the 13-year-old seventh grader who committed suicide last week after being "slut shamed" and bullied.

May 11, 2012 at 4:36pm | 99 comments

the internet
Don't worry, this is not another "are women funny?" thing, because ZZZZZ. This is something else entirely. )