Nov 8, 2012

Herradicate H8! November 8th

Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.
Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog. 
In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.
I want to add  my support to this cause, I've never been a victim of bullying myself but have always battled against it. I hate bullying because it is the most cruel way to atack others. I've always stand and will always stand between bully and their victims. My mother always recall how at the age of two I would stand for my (older) brother to defend him. It is the most cruel way to attack the weaker, because the adults would laugh, and think "they're just children",  that makes it an unpunished way to hurt others, I'm saying unpunished! But I've seen adults and children rewarding for their bullying, and I've even seen adults encouraging their children to be bullies. Disgusting. What we do, express our opposition to this awful practice, is nice, but not enough. We shall denounce this practice, and more importantly we must teach our children all we state here today, and teach them by the word and the example, to be open to diversity, and that attacking others is just not right!

8 comments

  1. Gorgeous shade and great post !!

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  2. I say as Vicky, such a great post! Everything you wrote is so true and also so important! Bullying is never okay in any circumstances.

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    1. Thanks Gelig!I saw your post about No H8, I've loved it.
      xxx

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  3. I was deeply impressed by this post! So much wisdom that I`ve found in your words!
    And I regret that this disgusting practice of bullying take place everywhere regardless of the country and language. It must not be this way

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    1. Thanks Elena! Please note that the first three paragraphs were provided by the blog Herradicate H8 http://eradicateh8.blogspot.nl/, to be used by all bloggers that adhere to this cause. Eventually I added a 4th paragraph with my own experience.

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  4. Beautifully well worded and what a fantastic cause. Its wonderful to see that blogs and communities can crack down on something that sadly happens all too often. Wish I had known about this on the day because its something close to my heart and something I hope one day will no longer have to happen. xx

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    1. Thanks Ithfifi, I also think is an important cause. And if you want you can! There is not need to wait for an specific date to be against something really bad. Bullies do not attack according to the calendar, so your post will ALWAYS be relevant!

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