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Let's speak up against bullies

Published on Apr 20, 2014 11:33 AM
 
The book A Certain Exposure has struck a nerve with some readers, who wrote in with their own stories as victims or witnesses. -- FILE PHOTO: EPIGRAM BOOKS

Last week, I reviewed a novel about bullying by Singapore writer Jolene Tan. The book A Certain Exposure has struck a nerve with some readers, who wrote in with their own stories as victims or witnesses.

As someone who has been bullied and has witnessed bullying in schools and workplaces, I found myself also revisiting old memories and becoming increasingly angry.

I was angry not only at the bullies of the past but at myself, for being cowed, for not speaking up for myself or the others I saw harassed.

Why do we watch and not step in to stop bullies?

 
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