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Old 04-08-2012, 12:34 PM
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Yeah, I dont see discussing celebrities, politicians, etc on a forum (even if saying mean stuff) as bullying. It may be mean but to me bullying is about someone forcing said opinion, or meaness I guess you could say, onto the person directly. Directly in person, through phone calls, letters, emails, etc.
Exactly.

The internet is not collectively Arizona, so I reserve the right to say whatever mean, catty thing I want about whoever I feel like, but that goes double for people who "welcome" those comments by being in the public eye. I'm not stalking them, sending them letters, harassing them. I'm saying it to people they don't know, they will never meet them, they often are not even within thousands of miles of them. That doesn't even constitute as cyber-bullying.


For the record to answer a question above, no, a person saying they don't agree with homosexuality or gay marriage isn't bullying. They have the right to express their jadedness just like the rest of us. Tormenting goes just a bit further than that, I think we can all agree.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:32 PM
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As Lilavati pointed out in a previous post, we already have laws for adults bullying other adults. Harassment, defamation of character, libel, assault. But there is still this attitude of "kids will be kids" (and especially "boys will be boys") that a lot of people still have, thus bullying between minors isn't taken as seriously as it should be.

Also, just look at how the media portrays bullying as a normal part of school. Every show, every movie about high school kids and under has a bully. Even a lot of movies with adults in them have a bully that the hero bests by the end. It is literally shoved down our throat that bullying is "expected" in life and it needs to stop.
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