battle of the bullies

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My son Troye Sivan told us he was gay at 14. It made me nervous - I’d heard horrific stories of homophobic bullying and kids being suicidal at school. What’s worse is our education system won’t fight it - Malcolm Turnbull hasn’t renewed Safe Schools funding.

Gay teens are 14 times more likely to kill themselves in Australia. Despite this, most schools won’t opt in to the program unless it’s made compulsory - it’s frightening.

Troye was was terrified but needn’t have been - his coming out video went viral and we couldn’t be prouder of him. But Troye was lucky. Thousands of gay teens battle aggressive intimidation, exclusion and even attempts of suicide.

To exclude anti-LGBTQI bullying programs from schools is beyond cruel. I’d like to think all parents would fight for a system that makes their child feel safe, not worthless.

Please sign and share my petition for the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Education Minister Simon Birmingham to extend the funding for Safe Schools and make it compulsory for all schools to have the revised program.

Team Valor: 

* Uses their strength to protect younger Pokemon trainers from bullies 

* Gets really excited about Pokemon battles

* Tries to better themselves and learn from their mistakes so they can get stronger 

* Acts like they don’t like Team Mystic but secretly admires their knowledge about Pokemon 

* Friendly rivals between Team Mystic 

* Good friends with Team Instinct

Team Mystic: 

* Acts cold but is actually nice

* Gets excited to share their knowledge about Pokemon/ Is a cute nerd 

* Gives advice to new players

* Thinks Team Valor can get a bit obnoxious at times but admires their fighting spirit

* Friendly rivals with Team Valor 

* Is on good terms with Team Instinct and sometimes helps them out with evolving Pokemon. 

Team Instinct: 

* The mom/dad friend of all the teams

Tends to take care of Team Valor when they get into trouble

* Is always there when friends are in need

* Admires Team Mystic for their knowledge on Pokemon evolving and frequently asks them questions

* Gets excited when their Pokemon egg hatches and shows Team Mystic

* Is good friends with both Team Valor and Team Mystic 

boomtanknotboombox  asked:

☭ ((from Sides))

Battle intro:  What, no better half today? 

Victory: Bully Standards will always get what they deserve. 

Defeat: Guess I should be glad I didn’t order the two-for-one special… 

Assist: Team Aegis is here to help! …Okay well. One piece of it, anyway… 

Taunt: Where I’m from you’ve got a really stupid helmet design. I guess some things really are a universal constant.

Reacting to Taunt: Yeah yeah keep running your mouth, you big bully

Flee: This is a waste of my time. You don’t even go here!

Reacting to Flee: Yeah you’d better run, Autobot!

Tie: I don’t care if it’s poor sportsmanship, I’m not shaking your hand and if you pat me on the head I will remove it from your arm.

Perfect Victory: And that is what happens when you underestimate us Minicons 

Finishing Move: It’s a bit cliche, but let’s turn this up to eleven

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Everybody has a fight, everybody has a battle, everybody has something that people bully them about or everyone’s been stepped on at one point or another and that song [“Be Alright”] is sort of just like… you’re gonna be alright.

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When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? Or do you stare at yourself, pinching your fat away, lifting up your butt, pushing in your boobs, wishing you looked like a VS supermodel? It’s hard to be content with the shape of your body when people are constantly telling you how fat you are. The backhanded compliments, the mean comments, the cyber bullying - all of this messes with us…and it hurts. What if getting flat abs and bigger boobs was as easy as a click. What if you could stop all the hate and just photoshop yourself right now, in real life? What would you change?

Please share this video to battle body shaming and cyber bullying.

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It’s super uplifting and really empowering and the thing I love the most about that song is that it really does make you feel like everything’s gonna be alright. So cheesy ‘cos that’s the line of the song but it really does make you feel that- it makes me feel that way. And I wanted to make my fans feel that way as well because everybody has a fight, everybody has a battle, everybody has something that people bully them about or y’know, everyone’s been stepped on at one point or another.

Figured out why I can’t ship Y with absolutely anyone (she’s interacted with so far).

I do want to ship her with someone, but can’t if only because she’s sorely missing something in her life and everyone has yet to give her any:

Emotional support.

Being bullied at the Sky Trainer academy and having absolutely no friends there? Y just grit her teeth and stayed, because she still refused to walk down the path her mother laid out for her.

Horribly depressed because her mother is missing and the last time they saw each other they had a terrible argument? Her friends are aware she’s in pain but can’t think of anything to help her, and she had to break herself out of her funk while battling her school bully.

Sees her mother struck down and unconscious? Jumps out to defend her but f*cks up in her fury? As soon as she and her friends are free, she tells her friends exactly where their priorities should lie and what they have to do despite wanting to stay by her mother’s side.

Absolutely p*ssed at best friend for doing something incredibly stupid? Instead of cutting loose and yelling at him, which would result in him clamming up, she calmly tells him exactly why he was stupid and how much he worried her.

So yeah, every time Y’s emotionally struck down, she’s essentially forced to pick herself up because no one, not even her friends (who she loves and love her in turn), helps her out in that regard.

I doubt we’ll see it in the XY chapter, if only because we’re running out of time with SM around the corner, but I want for her to just admit to someone how tired she is. The stuff she’s been dealing with even before Vaniville Town got destroyed was pretty emotionally draining. Maybe someone in the SM chapter will lend her an ear and a shoulder. Poor girl needs it badly.

Important Reminder:

All of these “artistic freedom” arguments sound just like when people try saying “freedom of speech” to cover up their ignorance. Just because you have the “freedom”, that doesn’t give you a platform to practice racism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, thinphobia, or pedophilia without consequences. Yes, call-out culture is bad. Bullying is absolutely horrible, and a lot of people don’t understand where the limit is, but to rebel against it by producing work in attempts to “battle” bullying isn’t the proper manner, nor is it effective. It’s causing more frustration and it DOESN’T make your art any less wrong. Identity erasure is a serious issue and there’s no wonder why people get incredibly angry when they see a character that FINALLY breaks traditional roles and stereotypes being forced right back into them. You’re not “making a statement”. You’re not even defending the girl who tried to harm herself. You’re missing the entire point. The issue wasn’t with “artistic freedom”, it was with bullying. If you really want to defend and stand up for her, try taking a stand against bullies and mobs made for hate, not perpetuating hate through images that are harmful and offensive.

i had a dream about neds declassified school survival guide. ok so it was prom nigjt or whatever and ned is guarding the punch table bc the bully guy whatever his name was is planning on spiking the punch. he keeps acting like hes going to spike it or makes movements that look like hes spiking it and then ned fucking loses it because bully guy keeps fucking pulling that shit and just pushes everything off the table in a rage. then he runs outside the building so the teachers dont catch him. he hides behind a dumpster and then bully guy sits next to him and opens up a can of yellow paint and starts throwing it at ned and he starts throwing it back at him. bully guy is losing the paint battle and angrily keeps calling ned a fucking liberal

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Nora stood finally alone (or so she thought) in Beacon’s locker room. Today, she’d gone up against Cardin Winchester and defeated him easily. He’d made the mistake of underestimating her height and aiming too low when he went in to swing. This left his torso open to a swing from Magnihild. She’d grinned and giggled with glee as she watched the school bully fly across the arena like a golf ball, not stopping till he smashed into the wall.

But the battle hadn’t left the poor Valkyrie unmarked. She knew that the bully’s brutish mace had made impact with the left side of her rib cage and again with the left side of her face as he was lifted off the ground. As she pulled off her tight combat top, she winced and inhaled sharply as her fingers brushed against that side of her body. She walked over to the locker room’s only mirror to look herself over, wearing only her skirt and sports bra, and discovered dark purple bruising starting to fade in against the pale skin on both her ribs and cheekbone.

She groaned softly and rested her forehead against the cool glass of the mirror. She hated getting hurt; it made her feel weak and vulnerable which she loathed above all things. Professor Goodwitch may have declared her the victor of the match, but looking at herself now all she saw in her reflection was a loser. She thudded her forehead gently against the mirror as she grumbled. “Stupid, stupid, stupid…”

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Whether they’re in a posh London school or in the slums of Kenya, in the midst of war or in a battle against bullies, kids take playtime very seriously.

That’s what photographer James Mollison learned after spending five years photographing school playgrounds around the world. The project began in 2009, and took him to more than 50 schools in 17 countries.

The photos are featured in Mollison’s newest book, Playground, which was published in April by Aperture Foundation. They expose some of the inequalities between schools in higher- and lower-income countries. Maybe even more importantly, they give readers a glimpse into the relationships and stories that unfold at recess — all over the world.

Mollison says he was inspired by his own childhood memories. He was born in Kenya and grew up in Oxford, England. “I was thinking back to my childhood, and I realized that all of my memories were from the playground,” he says. “It had been this place of fun and games, but also [a place] with scary moments.”

Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

Photo credit: Courtesy of James Mollison

An Important Message, Regarding The Loss of Daniel Kyre

I just recently discovered Cyndago, through Markiplier. I enjoyed them and their humor so much. But, now, hearing of the death of a beloved band member, relative and friend, I am truly heartbroken. As of this, I will deeply regard and bow my head to Daniel, as he has lived a good life. If I haven’t even watched him and Cyndago play, I still send my deepest sympathies.

I myself am recently having a battle with Anxiety, ADHD, and even Depression, as well as many years I’ve been bullied, and I encourage all who are battling it as well:

Don’t give up. You won’t fall to an illness that has infected you, and gives you terrible situations. If you have a talent, or anything that calms you down or you enjoy doing, use the energy that comes from the symptoms you experience and channel it to do what you do best. Don’t give in to suicide. Suicide is NOT THE ANSWER. Please, if you are suicidal or thinking of suicide, STOP. Stop and think of those around you, who love you. And remember; The worst things happen to the best of us. We can get through this. Whatever you do, don’t give in to suicide. Ask for help, call the nearest suicide hotline, talk to family or friends. Don’t give in. Be your own superhero. Conjure your own Patronus. Don’t think things are hard. You are possible. You were put on this planet for a reason. You have a purpose. We all have flaws, but flaws can be used to help you. They are both curses and gifts. If they seem to kick you in the ass, you kick back. Fight for your right to be on this planet. People will love you for who you are. You will be loved for being YOU.

Again, I send my deepest regards to markiplier and cyndagoofficial. Daniel will be with us forever and beyond time’s reach.

This has been a message from North.

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When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? Or do you stare at yourself, pinching your fat away, lifting up your butt, pushing in your boobs, wishing you looked like a VS supermodel? It’s hard to be content with the shape of your body when people are constantly telling you how fat you are. The backhanded compliments, the mean comments, the cyber bullying - all of this messes with us…and it hurts. What if getting flat abs and bigger boobs was as easy as a click. What if you could stop all the hate and just photoshop yourself right now, in real life? What would you change?

Please share this video to battle body shaming and cyber bullying.