Tuesday, March 30, 2010

483- PHOEBE PRINCE....YOUR SOUL IS IN HEAVEN!........

A) Our care and love go to Phoebe, a 15-year-old freshman from Northhampton, MA. Phoebe was from Ireland and attended South Hadley High School. This beautiful girl was mocked by students...they stalked her, they harrassed her. Two males have been charged with statutory rape. And, on January 14th, she hanged herself at home....bless her beautiful soul!
It appears that no school officials will be charged in any way with this senseless death. And, after her death, some caring students posted, on Facebook, a tribute to Phobe. That, readers, had some extremely sicko persons posting sickening words about Phoebe on Facebook, after her death.
This is now 2010...think back...how has our American society evolved...and even why? And I'll be the first to proclaim...what is happening to our beloved and great American society?.....

B) Phoebe was the cruel victim of BULLYING by a group of peers. Our society is beginning to talk about bullying out in the open during the past couple of years. This Sociology guy feels it is time for national discussions and resolutions...NOW! Bullying not only includes the physical aspects but the psychological intimidation of this serious social problem. Don't forget, too, that not only are the youth affected BUT adults!
YOU think back in your life, please, and even now. I'll wager that you knew, know someone in your adult life that was, is a victim of bullying....?

C) But let's get to the very core of how to solve it.....

D) A recent paper stated that the 'bullied' should calmly talk with the 'bullier'?...that the 'bullied' should not condem or get even with the 'bullier', but get the 'bullier' to talk, get to know the "billied'? This sounds like too much BULL to me!

E) WAIT.....after pondering since her death, this sociology educator realizes that the school administration SHOULD be held responsible and accountable, in some legal way, also, for the death of this tormented girl! She was only 15, from another country and culture. The principal and others within the school KNEW what was going on and did not protect her!!! Now, they're rationalizing and making excuses to protect themselves, to cover their own selfish tushes.

2 comments:

tjolsoone said...
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"the squire's way" said...

I so agree, tjolsoone. And don't forget about and how "adults", cowards, also bully, too!