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PINK SHIRT DAY, WEDNESDAY FEB 27

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SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 23:18


Wednesday Feb 27 is Pink Shirt Day, aka Pink Day, in Canada


It is a day to celebrate anti-bullying, and the end of ALL bullying and harassment


Everyone is asked to wear a pink shirt or top to show you are against bullying.


It is getting to be a HUGE event, most schools plan events, and the kids wear pink tops and T-shirts.

Special T-shirts are designed and sold for about $10 (£5), with the money being used to promote anti-bullying

Well-known sports personalities and other famous people wear pink shirts, etc, and make videos and ads promoting anti-bullying.


I shall be wearing a pink top on Wednesday



Will any of you?????

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 23:18

More importantly ........................



will you all help to stamp out bullying and harassment???

Lyndi

Lyndi Report 24 Feb 2013 23:22

Don't think we have such a day here in UK, but I am all for stamping out bullying xx

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Feb 2013 23:30

I think it's a great idea Sylvia. Anti-bullying week here is held in November. I believe.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 23:43

RR


it is indeed anti-bullying week ......... but with Pink Shirt Day as the main event.


There is also much activity leading up to it.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 25 Feb 2013 13:24

I certainly agree with anti-bullying.....but I've just thrown my pink t-shirt out.... :-(

AnotherCanuck

AnotherCanuck Report 25 Feb 2013 19:30

Hi Sylvia....We're all systems go re wearing Pink on Wednesday!
Lots of events planned up here in the N/West, girls & I will be actively participating.
Take care....K/Regards from A/Canuck ;-)

Linda

Linda Report 25 Feb 2013 22:25

Sylvia... I think that is a brilliant idea. I am all for stamping out bullying of any kind wherever it occurs.

I will be wearing pink on Wednesday :-D

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 01:24

Cyn


if I'd only known!

I bought a brand new top on Saturday, pink .................. I could have posted it to you.


But then, it would probably be too large for you!!



A/Canuck .......................

I no longer have school-aged, or even university-aged, children at home ................... but I will be wearing pink on Wednesday


Linda ...............



thank you

Berona

Berona Report 26 Feb 2013 05:09

We don't have that here, Sylvia, although the subject of bullying is very much in our faces all the time.We have no special day for it, but it is in the news constantly.
We do, however, have a similar pink day, but ours is for Breast Cancer - and many people wear pink or at least buy a pink ribbon buttonhole from sellers acting on behalf of the Breast Cancer Research charity.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 05:54

Berona


we also have a Wear Pink Day for breast cancer, but it is much later in the year .......... October or November, I think.

Then you are asked to wear anything pink ............. even shoe laces or dye your hair.


The anti-bullying one specifically says wear a pink shirt or top....
i think pink was chosen because the initial calls were to stamp out bullying of girls by boys ............ so pink means supporting girls.


But it has spread to become much bigger than that, and to encompass ALL bullying, of males and females

Gins

Gins Report 26 Feb 2013 08:30

Its a great idea, anything that helps raise awareness has got to be good.

I dont have anything pink, except my PJs........shall I wear them on Wednesday!

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 09:08

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

KenSE

KenSE Report 26 Feb 2013 10:09

According to Wiki:
"The original event was organized by David Shepherd, and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, who bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a male student named Charles McNeill was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school."

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 26 Feb 2013 10:23

My OH got bullied at work so I met the miscreant after work in the car park.
I am 2m high and weigh 100kg.
Problem sorted.

fwiw I quite often wear a pink shirt - I like the color.

The problem with bullies is that they are basically mad so being "against bullying" will not usually change much. imho bullying behaviour in young children at school should be picked up and sorted at an early stage. It would save the social services & police no end of time and money later. Not to mention the army.

Sometimes bullies get into high places eg no.10, NHS usually by bullying. They get there because most people want an easy life, keep their job and are not very brave. So bullies prosper and they always will.

Until somebody takes them down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txXrZ2Wg-VA

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 26 Feb 2013 10:38

Come to think of it the GRU boards used to be Bully HQ for years though they seem mostly to have pushed off to richer pastures (FB, Twitter ? ). Maybe GRU should make the background pink for the day, 2 mins of coding lol.

<3

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 19:23

Ken


Thank you for that!

I had forgotten that that was how it started, and why pink was chosen.

It was huge news here in Canada at the time.




OH has worn pink, or pinkish coloured, shirts for many years!

He had / has no concerns about it .................... and has never received any bullying


I think the first one he had was in the 1970s ................ he wore it with a white tie .......... which turned out to be an absolute magnet for spaghetti sauce :-D :-D

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 19:27

Rollo ............


there is still some bullying occasionally on GR Boards, including, so I have been told, by pm. Always has been, I think. And people have left because they have been sickened by seeing it happen.

Hopefully, it will become less in time.

There is of course much, much more on FB, Twitter, etc.



In fact, we have this past weekend had an extremely promising young (22) female tennis star retire (!) from pro tennis.

She had reached # 38 in the rankings at the end of 2011, and then had to take leave last year for a few months to cope with major depression caused partly by the bullying she got on Twitter

If you can believe it ................... she won when some gamblers had bet on her to lose, so they said extremely nasty things on her Twitter account.

She came back late last season, but no longer had the "fire" to continue.


Unfortunately, like most youngsters these days, she watched Twitter etc constantly.


She has now cancelled all such accounts, and is determined to recover ........................ but I doubt whether she will return to tennis, and the public life.

Gins

Gins Report 26 Feb 2013 20:00

In my opinion...intelligence rules over violence

I come from the 'fighting Irish'......all it created, was more violence

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 27 Feb 2013 13:06

I cannot find a pink shirt but I shall wear one in spirit.