Firstly I apologise for the link to this story being one to The Daily Mail.
Within a few seconds of reading this article, my mental response was…
“Well, the Bullies won then didn’t they. They got what they wanted”
Let me be clear at the start that I’m not holding the girl herself under the spotlight. At that age, the pressures are too many to be clear. But somewhere along the line I believe there has been a defeat. I suppose the bigger question here is, did the girl herself truly deep down want to have surgery or was the bullying itself and the demands upon her by the bullys to ‘do something about it or forever be pestered’ play a major part in any desire for surgery?
If she only feels confident now after bullies have done such a hatchet job on her self esteem over the years that she had to go and have $40,000 surgery (albeit payed for by a charity) then in my view this is society yet again pandering to the vile demands of bullies, rather than demanding that the bullys don’t succeed.
Yet the article appears to be painting the outcome in a different light, I believe.
I’m not even sure the foundation which payed for this, may realises that this could be a victory for bullies as I’m sure their intentions were good as gold.
What is your reponse to the article?