Fashion Activities and Community Well-Being
FASHION ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY WELL-BEING
FashionActivities and Community Well-Being
FashionActivities and Community Well-Being
Bullyingis a social behavior that involves the infringing on the rights ofother people based on physical, political or social potency. A bullydenies others the opportunity to enjoy their rights by limiting theirfreedom of expression or movement (Klein, 2013). In the modern world,there is an increasing number of bullying cases reported in differentsocial settings. The video clips from Dateline, MyKids Would Never Bullyexpress heartbreaking stories of bullying. Different children arebullied in a variety of ways that leads to low self-esteem, suicideattempts and the tendency to lose hope in life. The video clipspresent the reality of bullying and address the role of bystanders inbullying. Bystanders routinely support bullying and they fail to takeaction against any behavior that suggests bullying. The girls in thevideo clips represent the hopelessness in bullying and how much thesociety needs to do in order to fight against bullying. It does notonly affect the direct victims, but it also affects the whole socialorder.
Iwas once a victim of bullying in school where I was totally deniedthe chance to express myself and belong in the society. I felt likethe society had rejected me. I was small bodied and could alwaysbecome the victim of the strong and large bodied students in ourclass. During break time, they could force me to walk behind them onthe corridors and call me names. My small body and my incapacity toretort back at their lame insults made it worse. The best I could dowas keep to myself and snoop at the insults from the bullies andlaughs from my friends. Efforts to report their actions were met bytheir stiff threats to beat me up and throw me out of the class. Atfirst, it was simple, and I thought they could give up picking on meand embrace me with warmth and love. I figured it was the first stageof building our relationship as strangers at school and that it willone day turn into brotherhood filled with love and care. However, thebullying persisted and forced me to sacrifice every single bit ofhappiness that I could decipher from the school life.
Basedon my experience, I can only define bullying as a barbarous act tomake other people feel less and incapable. Diversity is an aspectthat cannot be eroded from the society. However, bullies exploittheir position in social ranks to make the weak and less opinionatedlook bad. In MyKid Will Never Bully,girls are significantly affected by the selfish acts of theircolleagues against their physical, social and emotion perspectives(2017). Fat girls are called names and they are denied theopportunity to appreciate themselves and enhance their self-esteem.
Theelements of culture that lead to bullying range from the tendency toestablish ranks in the society to the over-praising of strength andpower. The society allows us to divide ourselves into distinctivegroups that identify with common characteristics (Martocci, 2015). Itis likely that one group will feel less powerful than the other andend up being exploited at the expense of the power of the othergroups. Short people, for instance, are often bullied in the society.The society perceives shortness as a form of incapacity instead of anelement of human nature.
Bullyingspreads in all sectors in the society. In the fashion world, it islikely for the small bodied, short or less competent personalities tobe bullied. Bullying is not limited to schools or organizations butsubdues the whole society. It is a mentality that can be developed inany social setting with an aim to censure the weak and demonstratelame preconceived social stereotypes. In my fashion world, the bestroutine is to question the mentality that promotes the oppression ofother as a way to show potency and power. We would rather engage ourefforts in designing new fashions and shaping the world into abeautiful place.
Klein, J. (2013). Thebully society: School shootings and the crisis of bullying inAmerica`s schools. NewYork: New York University Press.
Martocci, L. (2015). Bullying:The social destruction of self.
Dateline (April 4, 2017). MyKid Would Never Bully. NBC News.
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