Posts in category "Anti-Bullying Begins in First Grade"

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2014: Star Wars Is For GIRLS Too

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2014: Star Wars Is For GIRLS Too
On Friday, December 19, 2014, we invite you to celebrate the fifth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Here’s how you can celebrate: Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related on December 19. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a... Read more »

Photo Contest for Anti-bullying Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day Tomorrow

Photo Contest for Anti-bullying Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day Tomorrow
On Friday, December 13, 2013, we invite you to celebrate the fourth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it... Read more »

San Diego Comic-Con to feature Anti-Bullying Panel!

San Diego Comic-Con to feature Anti-Bullying Panel!
Have you or someone you love been a target of bullying? Join this life-changing discussion on how to overcome bullying, and learn strategies to create witnesses and allies out of bystanders. SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON END BULLYING! RESPONDING TO CRUELTY IN OUR CULTURE Sunday, 7/21/13, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4 NOH8 makes its first-ever Comic-Con appearance,... Read more »
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Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper? Star Wars fans worldwide join to build a Halloween costume for one lucky little girl.

Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?  Star Wars fans worldwide join to build a Halloween costume for one lucky little girl.
In November of 2010, the international community of Star Wars fans rallied to defend my first-grade daughter Katie, who was being taunted by the boys at school because she was a girl who loved Star Wars, which was apparently “only for boys.” The support was instant and effusive, and Katie quickly regained her confidence as... Read more »

Ever Been Bullied? Tell Your Story and Reassure Others That They Are Not Alone.

Today is the launch of an international video project called Team Bullied. We all hear terrible stories about bullying.  One of the most devastating forms of bullying is cyberbullying.  It is a relentless campaign of hate, and its victims suffer cruelly. Today, you can participate in the writing of a new campaign — a story... Read more »

Taunting: "Please Don't Call Me Piggy; It Hurts My Feelings"

During dinner last week, K orchestrated a conversation so that she could tell us about something that was on her mind. “Let’s go around the table and tell something about our day,” she suggested. “Great idea,” Andrew said.  “Do you want to go first?” “Yes,” K replied. At that moment, C asked for more “agua”... Read more »
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Dear Lego, I Have A Girl

Dear Lego, I hear you have created some new Ladyfigs for girls.  The slimmed down, “attractive” Ladyfigs can play in pre-created scenes such as at a café or beach. There is an awesome one called “Olivia’s Inventor’s Workshop,” where Olivia does chemistry, robotics and complex math, but the truth is that the vast majority of... Read more »

When Mommy and Daddy Are Mean Online

When Mommy and Daddy Are Mean Online
When Mommy and Daddy are Mean Online As parents hear more and more about the tragic consequences of cyberbullying, we wring our hands and wonder, how can we get the kids to stop beating each other up online? Maybe we should first ask how we can get ourselves to stop attacking others online.  Bullying is... Read more »

Pink Is Not the Enemy. Stereotypes Are.

There is a growing faction within the girl-empowerment movement that expresses disdain and scorn for all things pink and princess.  Supporters of young girls are increasingly pitting rough and tumble tomboys against tutu-wearing, glitz-loving girly girls. Why can’t girls be both? Pink is not the enemy.  Labels are. To understand how pink has evolved into... Read more »
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R2D2 cake and spaceship cake for Katie the Star Wars Girl

The finished R2D2 cake!
September 10th is Katie’s birthday.  Last year, two months after she turned seven, she was taunted at school for being a Star-Wars-loving girl, and the geek community gave her a ton of love and support.  This year, when I asked her what kind of birthday cake she wanted me to make, she replied without hesitation,... Read more »