Pink wave is well worth riding

Editorial comment applauds Pink Shirt Day and the value for fighting bullying

Pink is the colour of the day, and the issue of dealing with bullying is long overdue.

Gone, thankfully, are the days of simply accepting bullying, thinking there is no way around it, and that we just need to suck it up and take what’s given to us.

The bullys are getting spotted and dealt with on a more frequent than ever basis. It’s been accepted that the perpetrators are in need of help as much as the victims  are.

Events like the pink shirt national show of solidarity are encouraging. They show that there are fewer and fewer incidents that will fly under the radar… where there is attention there can be positive change.

Pink is the colour that says we’ve had enough injustice and enough suffering.

We all know there are enough challenges to deal with in an ever-changing world, without having to deal with an inordinate and crippling amount of fear.

The signs are all around us, especially with occasions like National Pink Shirt Day… that bullying is one day closer to becoming a thing of the past.

Hat off and shirts on to the hundreds of young people in Castlegar who slipped on the flag of tolerance and respect for others.

Hats off also to the many adults in all walks of life who understand that bullying just has to stop.

 

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