Monday, January 25, 2016
Bullying and Hate Crimes Among Women
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Bullying is a pervasive problem worldwide. From unkindness in families to mass-killings in terror attacks, the power and rage of the adversary have been unleashed on humanity. "...And in those days Satan had great dominion among men, and raged in their hearts; and from thenceforth came wars and bloodshed; and a man’s hand was against his own brother, in administering death, because of secret works, seeking for power." Pearl of Great Price; Moses 6:15.
In men bullying usually takes the form of physical abuse, but among women and girls it is more likely to be psychological.
We need to be so careful in our interactions that we are not purposefully or inadvertently bullying, injuring or demeaning others by our words and actions. You may find this article is helpful in identifying behaviors that are classified by the author as "girl-on-girl crimes," it seems that sticks and stones may break your bones but that words may indeed hurt you. Take a few minutes to read this and assess your personal safety and that of those you love.