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News reader stands up to the bullies

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Hopeforever Fri 05-Oct-12 07:38:59

Not sure if you have seen this

An American newsreader responds to an email accusing her of being irresponsible to present the news as she is overweight

A wonderful piece about how to stand up to the bullies but also how, as parents, our throw away words can cause our children to become bullies too

WanderingWhistle Fri 05-Oct-12 07:49:16

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flyoverthegoldenhill Fri 05-Oct-12 07:57:56

JenniferLivingstone for president
Now thats inspiring !

TheOneWithTheHair Fri 05-Oct-12 08:05:14

That was great. Well done to her.

PackItInNow Fri 05-Oct-12 08:12:38

Calm, cool, collected and very dignified in her response.

Brilliant response. I actually imagined her shrugging her shoulders and just saying "F* you mate, I don't give a rat's arse what you think of me".

As long as she can do the job well that's all that matters.

LesleyPumpshaft Fri 05-Oct-12 08:44:51

Good for her! I think her response was dignified, but I also can't help thinking that even responding to that idiot gave him more attention than he deserved.

YouMayLogOut Fri 05-Oct-12 09:52:43

Well done to her!

quirrelquarrel Fri 05-Oct-12 10:12:33

It was a good response and she turned it round in a really good way, to give advice. Although, easier said than done, as always with that kind of thing.

But this kind of thing would never ever have been picked up on at my school. Ofsted "outstanding", laminated bullying procedure up in every classroom, teachers couldn't give a shit as long as the troublemakers weren't tossing pens at them. As someone who's been bullied, this kind of thing wouldn't even have registered on my mind. This would have been one of the neutral-ish comments. I would even have been grateful for the mildness of it. She has every right to call it bullying but it sits uncomfortably with me somehow.
Irrational reaction, sorry, it was a very ignorant and unpleasant email, but that's very low key "bullying". It was private for one thing. I would have rather she'd drawn attention to the point that he tries to divert attention from the nastiness of it by couching it in fake concern, very sneaky and underhand.

SoleSource Fri 05-Oct-12 11:19:02


Omg she is 100% coorect

Obesity is a problem and I weigh waaay over20 stones. I am killing myself.

Hopeforever Fri 05-Oct-12 13:46:37

Interesting that the USA have an anti bullying month.

We now have a governor at school with responsibility to see the anti bullying policy becomes active not just words on paper. Much needed position sadly

poopnscoop Fri 05-Oct-12 16:01:15

Wonder wonderful wonderful... brilliantly said!!!

Hopeforever Fri 05-Oct-12 16:30:11

Sorry, this was meant to be in chat blush

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