Why Sexual Assault is Acceptable: Do Not Let The Title Fool You

  Written by Jenn Sadai           As a woman who has been sexual assaulted by various men throughout her life, it breaks my heart that it’s more than just tolerated, it’s actually accepted. The #MeToo movement may have taken down its share of powerful men, but they were only the tip of the iceberg. Countless other well-known men have long lists of accusers, including the President of the United States, and justice is not even being {Read More}

Marine and Army Vet Takes On Bullying And Suicide Awareness

Interview by Dana Jacoviello James Salsman, a Marine and Army Vet, actor, cancer survivor, and one of our Bullies Keep Out advocates sat down to chat about his extensive experience with bullying and suicide awareness. Check out what he had to say below: Dana Jacoviello: To begin, have you ever personally experienced any form of bullying or any form of hate in your life? James Salsman: Yes, I was bullied as a kid growing up. I was bullied from elementary {Read More}

Honoring History

Written by Jenn Sadai Our history is our greatest asset. It holds all mankind’s impressive achievements, as well as the biggest blunders and most shameful secrets from our past. It shows how our world has survived and progressed over time. The good and bad aspects of our history should always be studied and honored. That’s not the same thing as honoring historic individuals who contributed to the worst moments in our history. We can’t sweep the horrors of slavery under {Read More}

Sticks, Stones, And Words

Written by Mandi L. Fields It is difficult to watch the events that occurred on August 12th in Charlottesville, Virginia. To know that such racism and hatred still exists in America can be soul-crushing. Our country watched in horror as racial slurs were chanted by torch-wielding, self-proclaimed, white supremacists, counter-protestors were wounded and killed by a domestic terrorist in a speeding car, and two officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed near the scene. It sounds like a sad {Read More}

Labels

Written by Vicki Tiller I recently watched a truly powerful video by Prince Ea. He speaks and writes about inspirational and motivational content and believes the answer to every problem on the planet can be answered by love. The particular video I watched was entitled ‘I’m NOT Black, You are NOT White’ and discusses through poem, how the terms we call ourselves such as black and white are just labels. Society teaches us what to call people. We didn’t come {Read More}

Dear Abuser, Or I Could Say Mom

Written by Anonymous For years I wondered what would I say to the woman who gave birth to me if I ever had the chance to release my feelings and emotions completely. What would I say to the biggest bully in my world. Would I yell and scream? Probably not, because that is what she did for years. I prefer normal and calm conversation, but by association, I did fall into that for a while years back. I tried my {Read More}

Cyber Bullying In Fandoms

Written By Vicki Tiller Being part of an online community is great, especially when you share the love of a particular thing and this can be anything from a television show, film, musical band, book or just about anything really. I am part of a fandom (a community brought about by the shared love of something especially in TV, music and film) who all shared the love of a particular television programme. The rewards for being part of that fandom {Read More}

I Just Need To Pee!

Written by Jenn Sadai Public fear over allowing transgender individuals to use the washroom they identify with is completely unfounded. In fact, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union and National Center for Transgender Equality, there is no statistical evidence of Transgender individuals participating in any harassment or violence in public washrooms. On the other hand, there are many reported incidents of transgender people being physically and sexually assaulted in public washrooms. Throughout history, homosexual and {Read More}

Is History Repeating Itself?

Written by Jenn Sadai In the last month or so, many people have compared President Trump’s actions with the most heinous leader of all time, Adolf Hitler. The comparison comes from the fact that Hitler blamed the Jews for the loss of World War I and Trump is blaming terrorism on specific Muslim-majority countries. Although there are some similarities, it’s not really fair to compare Trump’s intentions with Hitler. I’m pretty confident Trump is not planning on slaughtering every Muslim {Read More}

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right!

Written by Jenn Sadai I’m embarrassed to admit the horrific level of bullying that is happening in my own backyard. I’m from a relatively small city in Canada that only makes the national news when we do something awful. Our most recent shame was a viral video of teenagers verbally and physically abusing a nineteen year old woman with special needs. If you’re not aware of the video evidence of this particular bullying incident, it went viral due to the {Read More}

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