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snappylt

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"Missing" Carolyn Hax column?
« on: September 05, 2013, 01:26:40 PM »
I'm wondering if anyone here can solve a minor Internet mystery for me.

Yesterday I was reading an advice column at the Washington Post online.  At the bottom of the page there was a list of links to other suggested articles.  One link was to "Carolyn Hax: Family members fail to close ranks against bully", but when I clicked on that link it just went back to the main Carolyn Hax column page, NOT to that particular column.  Odd.

I tried searching (yesterday) for the column on DuckDuckGo and Google.  I found links that were supposed to lead to the column, but when I clicked on each link, each led to the Hax main page, again NOT to the column itself.

I'm guessing that the column was published for a few hours and then removed for whatever reason.

Two questions:

1.) Did anyone here read the actual column before it was pulled (if indeed it was withdrawn)?

2.) Can anyone with better search skills than I find the actual "Family members fail to close ranks against bully" column?


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Re: "Missing" Carolyn Hax column?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 01:38:36 PM »
I can read it on Social Reader, but it doesn't look like it is up on Washingtonpost.com anymore. I can PM you the column if you would like.

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Re: "Missing" Carolyn Hax column?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 05:17:01 PM »
Please PM it to me as well, thanks.
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Re: "Missing" Carolyn Hax column?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 05:43:35 PM »
Me three?
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Re: "Missing" Carolyn Hax column?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013, 06:55:00 PM »
Oh my goodness! someone is finally saying what I've been saying all my life.

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The key to any bullying situation isnít the bully or the victim. Itís the witness. When witnesses stand up, step in, say ó in word or deed ó that nastiness wonít be tolerated in this crowd, then bullying stops.

I single-handedly removed two girls from the list of "those bullied consistently" by verbally counter-attacking the people who said rude things to them. That taught me a lot.

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Re: "Missing" Carolyn Hax column?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2013, 08:09:17 PM »
Oh my goodness! someone is finally saying what I've been saying all my life.

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The key to any bullying situation isnít the bully or the victim. Itís the witness. When witnesses stand up, step in, say ó in word or deed ó that nastiness wonít be tolerated in this crowd, then bullying stops.

I single-handedly removed two girls from the list of "those bullied consistently" by verbally counter-attacking the people who said rude things to them. That taught me a lot.

That was a key element of the anti-bullying program at my sons' elementary school. The kids were taught about what to do as witnesses -- if the weren't comfortable in speaking up then and there, they needed  to at least go to the victim and say "I'll go with you to report this." The bullying itself often isn't about the apparent victim; it's more about the witnesses. Those are the ones the bully is really trying to control. Taking away that tacit support is key to stopping the bully.
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