This issue continues here: RIP Gay Victims of Abuse: Will YOU Wear Purple on October 20th?
My heart goes out to everyone who suffers from teasing and bullying. They are forms of persecution, and it’s treated far to lightly in our culture when its targeted at children and teenagers. Teenagers are already going through a difficult transition point in their lives, a point at which they are establishing their identity. It’s an especially vulnerable time to be subject to attacks on that identity.
This isn’t the first time this has happened. As a culture, we need to become more tolerant and compassionate towards each other especially when we differ and most especially towards children and teenagers who are still developing.
What are your thoughts on teasing, bullying, and persecution? What do you think we as a culture can do in light of this epidemic? Do you think it’s an epidemic?
- Ellen’s Emotional Plea: Stop Teenage Bullying (huffingtonpost.com)
- It’s Time to End Teenage Bullying (ellen.warnerbros.com)
- Congratulations, Media: You’re Actually Ignoring Anti-Gay ‘Experts’ In Reporting Bullying Suicides (queerty.com)
- Rutgers Student’s Death Has Ellen DeGeneres Devasted [Video] (realestateradiousa.com)
- Ellen DeGeneres Speaks Out Against Teen Bullying In Wake Of Surge In Gay Youth Suicides (popcrunch.com)