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Because I think it really comes down to this
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So today is Spirit Day. I don't really have any purple to wear, nor anyone to see me wearing it. Bullying has been pretty exhaustively discussed on the internets the last few weeks (although I liked this post the best); I don't really want to get into any of the hows and whys. I was mildly tormented throughout my entire grade-school career, not nothing near as bad as a lot of people had to endure. And the one thing I've figured out from that experience, for absolute sure, is that bullying is able to happen when good people do nothing.

So it doesn't really matter to me what "reason" bullies decide on when they start picking on you. They don't think you're the "right" gender, the right orientation, the right color, the right size; I don't really care. What I'm telling you now is that I'm not going to just stand here anymore. Everyone always says, "Well, it's none of my business." Bullying will be my business now. If I see someone giving you shit, I will tell them to cut that shit out, and we'll take it from there. And if you aren't the one being bullied, and you're standing next to me, I hope you'll back me up. I hope you would do the same for me.

That's my contribution today.

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As someone who was harassed/taken advantage of throughout elementary school, middle school, and a good bit of high school because of childhood Selective Mutism and the resulting social awkwardness, I have about zero tolerance for any kind of bullshit oh-it's-not-so-bad crap regarding bullying. The assholes who did things to me and expected no retribution for it can burn in hell for all I care. It doesn't matter if they were truly vicious or just bored and decided that bothering the girl who never talked would be entertaining for a few minutes. They were terrible people and I wish nothing but justice upon them, and if I ever have the misfortune of seeing any of them again, I will not hesitate to walk up to them and tell them exactly what I think about them.

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