Another Victim of Bullying Lady Gaga Doesn’t Care About

This story of a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide last week hasn’t received the same traction in the national media as other similar stories.

A 14-year-old girl whose Facebook page says she loves ” all my haterz” has committed suicide after enduring two years of bullying by her female classmates, her family claims.

Eden Wormer, an eighth grader at Cascade Middle School in Vancouver, Wash., hanged herself Wednesday.

The girl’s family told ABC News affiliate KATU that she committed suicide after two years of being bullied by girls in her class. Wormer’s older sister, Audri, told the station that Eden changed her appearance several times in an effort to fit in, and begged her older sister not to report the bullying because she thought it would only make the problem worse.

Lady Gaga isn’t renewing her calls to make bullying a hate crime, as she did in the wake of Jamey Rodemeyer’s suicide last year. The difference? Do you really need more than one guess? Rodemeyer was apparently bullied for being gay. The girl in the story linked above, was, as far as is known based on report, not gay, just had problems fitting in.

Of course, I’m not saying I think bullying is an issue for the federal government, it’s not. I don’t care what the motivation is. Kids throughout our country’s history have been bullied, and perhaps modern culture exasperates the problem, and the internet gives more avenues for bullying to occur, but this is an issue for parents, teachers, and school administrators, not our members of Congress.

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11 thoughts on “Another Victim of Bullying Lady Gaga Doesn’t Care About

  1. Bob1

    I know bullying has been around for a long time. I had a fight with a bully 68 years ago on our school’s playground. I won. But our teacher and the other teachers in our school were not in any position to do anything about it, because they weren’t on the playground at the time, and they often didn’t witness his abuse and mockery, even of them, when they were out of the classroom. Bullying will be brought to an end or at least brought under control when children are taught by their parents to live in peaceful and respectful ways with their siblings and other individuals. Parents who can’t get along with each other, neighbors who can’t get along with their neighbors, employees who have a hard time respecting their fellow workers and treating them with respect in spite of personal differences cannot teach children to respect others and to live at peace with them. See my post regarding this matter here: http://christianityetc.org/blog/bullying .

  2. bardolf

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41353544/ns/health-aging/t/mean-old-girls-seniors-who-bully/

    Bullying however defined isn’t limited to high school (see above) and has been going on pretty much forever. It is a particular way for certain obnoxious people to establish their place in a social ecology. Like Bob above, I have been in my fair share of fights with ‘bullies’ and with males at least the bullying ends clearly with winning the fight. Girls are much meaner and there is no way to end the bullying with a fight. This makes it go on forever.

    My take on the anti-bullying hype (which will accomplish less than zero) is that

    1. It is a way to increase the power of the teachers and principal over the students (see Rutgers case where a college prank by a jerk, upset his roommate was bringing in an old guy for a romp, invades privacy for 5 seconds and gets 10 years.)

    2 It is a way that incompetent teachers to show they are doing stuff (everything but mastering their subject area and establishing high expectations in those areas). This is why the same teachers are so worried about ‘healthy snacks’ in the class room and a thousand other non-academic things. It makes there job less frustrating.

    1. RetiredSpook

      Like Bob above, I have been in my fair share of fights with ‘bullies’ and with males at least the bullying ends clearly with winning the fight.

      I was only ever bullied once, and that’s the way it ended. The bully and I had been good friends from the time we were 7 or 8, but by the time we were 12 or 13 he had matured much faster than I had, and started to pick on me. One day I’d had enough and punched him square in the nose — blood everywhere. Not too long after that we became friends again.

      1. Bob1

        Winning a fight against a bully may cause him/her to remove you from his/her list of vulnerable targets, but a “bloody” nose will not probably not cure him/her of his/her disrespectful treatment of others. I trust that the influence of your friendship was more beneficial than the blow to his snoot.

  3. Canuckguy

    Bullying is bad and stupid. But why slag Lady Gaga? Can’t expect her to comment on every sad story about bullying. She is a busy lady.

    1. kn

      I agree. I don’t feel like the title of this article is fair at all to Gaga. She is doing what she can to help everyone. I can’t help but feel like the authors here are attacking Gaga when instead they should be going after the bullies.

      1. neocon1

        I don’t feel like the title of this article is fair at all to Gaga. She is doing what she can to help everyone.

        I could give a flying flipping F about gaga, just another liberal azzwipe trying to take away constitutional rights and make everything a crime.

  4. Cluster

    I will share an embarrassing story – years and years ago when my younger son was in elementary school, he was being bullied by an older kid. This went on for a while and I counseled my son to stay away from him, ignore him, or if he wanted to, confront him, but this kid was a little bigger and one year older. This had gone on for quite some time when finally my boy came home crying with a fat lip and a black eye and told me that two of them (brothers) jumped him. I LOST IT. I went out and found the two kids and told them very directly that if they even looked at my kid again that I would burn their F**ing house down and destroy their entire family. After which I had their family come pay a visit, and still being ethered up, I again told them that I will not take any sh*t and if they wanted to dance I was ready. Not long after that I had the cops at my door, and explained the situation – they let me go with a warning but I was prepared to be arrested.

    I can tell you that the bullying stopped and my son and those brothers actually became friends a little later on. I tend to “lose it” when my family is threatened and not real proud of it, but parents need to be heroes for their kids and do whatever it takes to stop it, and trust me – I would have done anything.

    1. neocon1

      my six year old grandson was telling us about the karate boy at the bus stop that was kicking him and others every day.
      Papa :) took the next week training him in the manly art of self defense and ass kicking with implicit instructions NOT to be the aggressor (in the beginning).
      Soon afterwards he proudly stated he had “knocked the kid out” when he got kicked. Come to find out a KO was not in reality but a foot grab followed with a clean punch to the face left the kid on the ground crying.
      END of the bullying……….

      PS
      dirty little secret of PC
      99% of the bullying I encountered or witnessed while I was in HS then the military was black on white. Still is by many accounts.

      OOH RAH Semper Fi……LOL

      1. kn

        To: neocon1 In response to your reply above to mine, Gaga is NOT trying to make a law against bullying. Rather she is trying to empower others.

      2. neocon1

        kn

        hate crimes are laws do try to keep up.
        as for “empowering others” ? get real, some ding dong bimbo entertainer who sings?
        Thats what families are for not hollyweird and the government.

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