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Anita Kanitz
Mar 12, 2021
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
― Desmond Tutu

I am involved here out of my own bitterest experiences. Several female friends were severely harassed and bullied, professionally and privately, and two committed suicide.
My son was massively bullied at a college by the headmaster, class teachers and classmates, so bad that he switched schools before the final exam.
Female neighbors and their children were so massively terrorized by other neighbors that they had to move away, and a young mother of two little girls committed suicide.
Female friends of mine have been bullied, sexually and physically abused in their families.
I myself experienced bullying of my friends by teachers and school management throughout my whole school days, many left school. For the last two years at High School I have been massively bullied myself and threatened with murder and rape.
I had to quit three jobs because of sexual harassment, bullying and bossing.
In addition, I have been stalked, harassed and defamed on the Internet by a woman-hating ex-tenant with all his friends for 17 years.
I have got many death and rape threats, dick picks, rape porns, bestiality porns, BDSM porns and revenge porns about their girls, the badest thing is the online harassment and internet slandering, identity thefts, cyber bullying, gang stalking, it is heinous.
Such crimes must finally be recognized as such and severely punished. There is hardly anything more cowardly and disgusting than bullying and stalking, apart from femicides, genocides and serial murders and serial rapes, which are also nothing else than extended bullying.

The way people treat you, is a statement about who they are as a human being. It is not a statement about you.

books about:

Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age/Robin M. Kowalski (Autor)
Millions of children are affected by bullies each year. Advances in social media, email, instant messaging, and cell phones, however, have moved bullying from a schoolyard fear to a constant threat. The second edition of Cyberbullying offers the most current information on this constantly-evolving issue and outlines the unique concerns and challenges it raises for children, parents, and educators. Authored by psychologists who are internationally recognized as experts in this field, the text uses the latest research in this area to provide an updated, reliable text ideal for parents and educators concerned about the cyberbullying phenomenon.

Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs and Trolls /Carrie Goldberg (Autor)
Nobody's Victim invites readers to join Carrie Goldberg on the front lines of the war against sexual violence and privacy violations as her law firm sues the hell out of tech companies, schools, and sexual predators. Her battleground is the courtroom; her crusade is to transform clients from victims into warriors.

In gripping detail, Carrie shares the diabolical ways her clients are attacked and how she, through her unique combination of relentless advocacy, badass risk-taking, and unique client-empowerment, pursues justice for them all. There is the ex-boyfriend who made fake bomb threats in a client's name, causing a national panic; the girl who was sexually assaulted on school grounds and then suspended when she reported the attack; and the guy who used a dating app to send more than 1,200 men to his ex's home and office for sex. Carrie also shares her own shattering story about why she began her work and became the lawyer she needed.

Riveting and essential, Nobody's Victim is a bold and timely analysis of victim protection in the era of the Internet. This book is an urgent warning of a coming crisis, a predictor of imminent danger, and a weapon to take back control and protect ourselves-both online and off.

Sexual Harassment and Bullying: A Guide to Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable /Susan Strauss (Autor)
Despite headlines that label all harassment among youth as bullying, there is in fact a difference between sexual harassment and bullying. This book discusses the similarities and important differences between the two, offering firsthand accounts from victims and others involved in combating the activities that victimize students. It provides parents, youth advocates, scout leaders, and other concerned adults with practical steps to partner with schools to prevent and intervene on the behaviors to help keep kids safe. The book clearly identifies the steps to take to hold schools accountable when a student has been harassed or bullied, even when the school is not stopping the behavior. Providing examples throughout the work, Strauss helps readers become better acquainted with the various activities that constitute sexual harassment and bullying and what they can do to combat the problem.

Voice of Women: A Survey on Women at Workplace/Mandeep Singh (Autor)
The report is an outcome of a study conducted by surveying about 3200 women across 29 countries. The focus of this study was aimed at understanding the extent of Hostile Behaviors at the Workplace, namely Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Harassment. The findings of the study are quite a read and put a strong question on how welcoming is the corporate worrld actiually readying for the Women workforce. It talks about how women have waded through such situations and what they advise other women who may end up in similar situations in their professional life.

A must read for leadership teams to understand their Women workforce and a must read for Women who are trying to build a Career in the corporate world today.

Bye Felipe: Disses, Dick Pics, and Other Delights of Modern Dating/Alexandra Tweten (Autor)
After one too many hostile dating app encounters, Alexandra Tweten set up the Instagram account @ByeFelipe, a place for women to protest the horrors of online dating, and to share stories and screenshots of their own experiences. Three years later, the account has become a forum where women can fight back against the men who have made them uncomfortable, scared, and embarrassed -- and to laugh at the appalling men they encounter.

The name of Bye Felipe is a nod to the "Bye Felicia" meme, which Urban Dictionary defines as a cool dismissal of a noxious person. In that spirit, the book helps women navigate the perils that come with swiping right and provides practical steps to overcome the harassment rampant in the dating app ether. Blending humor, feminist theory, and solidarity, this "field guide" provides profiles of the worst types of guys (also known as "Felipes") -- from the classic fat shamer to the mansplainer to the surprise sociopath -- answers questions like "How do I react when a guy sends me a dic pic?," and gives women the tools they need to take control of their dating life. With stories, screenshots, and Riot Grrrl-esque graphic art throughout, Bye Felipe empowers women to stand up for themselves and uphold the confidence and self-worth Felipes try so desperately to steal.

Bullies in the Family: A Guide to Stopping Family Bullying/Johanna Sparrow (Autor)
There are some people that you’re just not going to like or get along with, and unfortunately, they may be in your family. Most of the people I know seem to have a certain family member that causes gatherings to end on a sour note no matter how good of a time everyone has been having. The rest of the family pulls together to attempt to calm this person down, but it never seems to work. As a result, several family members end up confused, disrespected, and bullied before the night is over. We all know who they are and find them unpleasant to be around.

The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us/ Martha Stout Ph.D. (Autor)
Who is the devil you know?

Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband?
Your sadistic high school gym teacher?
Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings?
The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own?

In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too.

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people—one in twenty-five—has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in twenty-five everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt.

How do we recognize the remorseless? One of their chief characteristics is a kind of glow or charisma that makes sociopaths more charming or interesting than the other people around them. They’re more spontaneous, more intense, more complex, or even sexier than everyone else, making them tricky to identify and leaving us easily seduced. Fundamentally, sociopaths are different because they cannot love. Sociopaths learn early on to show sham emotion, but underneath they are indifferent to others’ suffering. They live to dominate and thrill to win.

The fact is, we all almost certainly know at least one or more sociopaths already. Part of the urgency in reading The Sociopath Next Door is the moment when we suddenly recognize that someone we know—someone we worked for, or were involved with, or voted for—is a sociopath. But what do we do with that knowledge? To arm us against the sociopath, Dr. Stout teaches us to question authority, suspect flattery, and beware the pity play. Above all, she writes, when a sociopath is beckoning, do not join the game.

It is the ruthless versus the rest of us, and The Sociopath Next Door will show you how to recognize and defeat the devil you know.

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Dallas Hayes
1 year ago
This is bad all around

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Long Dick
1 year ago
this shit is disgusting

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madelyn noah
1 year ago
blackface is fucking racist

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1 year ago
Stop racism

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Nomsa Mankazana
1 year ago
I'm tired of idiots

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Oghenemairo Abugo
1 year ago
I'm signing because this is senseless and unacceptable. Anyone who needs outrage to stay relevant and discrimination to feel better about themselves is pitiful and needs to rethink their lives.

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Sava Tigabe
1 year ago
Black lives matter!!!!!

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Cam Benton
1 year ago
Fuck this dude

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Kenan Slemmermann
1 year ago
They should own up to their mistakes and publicly apologise.