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A headline on CBC.ca: Cyberbullying has ‘hugely disproportionate impact on women and girls’. You can read the full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/cyberbullying-has-hugely-disproportionate-impact-on-women-and-girls-1.2731195. Allow me to say this: I don’t get it. Guys, get over it and get over yourselves. Get help. Become better people.
What does cyber bullying get you? Seriously? Does it give you a feeling of power to bully a woman or a girl? Let me tell you, it doesn’t make you powerful. It makes you a creep. And a weak one at that. In your more lucid moments — and I believe you have them — you know that is the case. Does it give you control? First of all, over what? You anonymously intimidated a girl online. What are you in control of? What power do you have? Do you get your jollies making someone cry, or worse? Eat a donut. Trust me, it is much more satisfying!
Look deep into your psyche. I believe you can do it, but if you need help doing so, then get some help. Here’s a good place to start: http://www.cmha.ca/mental_health/getting-help/#.V4ZPdRUrJ1s.
In the long run, cyber bullying does nothing for you: doesn’t make you a better or stronger person. One day you may wake up and regret it, if there is any decency in you. And unless you are totally psychotic or deranged — and I don’t think you are — I believe there is decency in you. So stop it. And if you need help to stop it, get help.
If you are reading this, you are lucid. This would be a good time to come to terms with who you are, and who you can be. And that is the goal, isn’t it? To be the best person you can be. Not some creep stalking or bullying someone online. Look in the mirror and ask yourself why you would be that person, why you would want to be that person. Don’t wait until you grow up and mature. Grow up and mature now. Take a deep breath. You can do it. You can change. Deep down, you don’t want to be a creep. You actually want to be a decent person. Become that person. Become that person today! Do it for your mother, your grandmother, your sister. Do it for yourself. For you.
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