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A few books and articles we like and why:





BULLY IN SIGHT by Tim Field

WHY:
We agree with Tim Field that bullying (in all its manifestations) is the single most important social issue of the day. Tens of thousands of copies of “Bully In Sight,” by Tim Field, anti-bullying campaigner, have been sold in 30 countries. His information comes from first hand experience. He himself had been a victim of workplace bullying and, as a result, he suffered a breakdown. Before his death from cancer at the age of 53, he became and remains a world authority of bullying.

ELEMENTS OF ARGUMENTATION, A Text and Reader by Annette T. Rottenberg

WHY:
This book has been an invaluable source of information in helping us to understand false accusations and argumentation. One feels empowered by the ability to take apart the bullies' unfounded claims. It is helpful in identifiing exactly where they are coming from and why.

THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON, How to Thrive When The World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

WHY:
Highly sensitive people are often targeted by bullies. (See "eanie meanie") Also they are apt to feel the bullying more intensely and have more serious long-lasting side effects unless they understand the nature of bullying and that they were chosen as targets for their positive characteristics- not because they are weak.

PACEM IN TERRIS, ENCYCLICAL OF POPE JOHN XXIII
ON ESTABLISHING UNIVERSAL PEACE IN TRUTH, JUSTICE, CHARITY, AND LIBERTY
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_xxiii/encyclicals/documents/hf_j-xxiii_enc_11041963_pacem_en.html

WHY;
It covers a lot of ground for persons seeking individual human rights and dignity. ".... man has a natural right to be respected. He has a right to his good name..."

THE VERBALLY ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP by Patricia Evans

WHY;
They shed a lot of light on the topic with lists of identifying traits and characteristics

THE NO ASSHOLE RULE: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't by Robert I. Sutton

WHY:
This book goes a long way in empowering those who are bullied in the workplace. Dr. Sutton offers concrete ways to deal with workplace bullies. The book has gotten high praise from its readers.

Smart, But Feeling Dumb:
The Challenging New Research on Dyslexia—And How It May Help You by Harold N. Levinson

WHY;
Adults with dyslexia, (a group known to have been targeted by bullies,) have said, that the author had gotten their feelings & symptoms right.

Oprah's Ugly Secret By Peter Birkenhead http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2007/03/05/the_secret/

WHY;
Hooray for fearless writers! Peter Birkenhead exposes “The Secret's" blame-the-victim mentality. “With survivors of Auschwitz still alive, Oprah writes this about "The Secret" on her Web site, "the energy you put into the world -- both good and bad -- is exactly what comes back to you.”

We agree with expert Tim Field "Bully On Line" that targets of bullying are not responsible for their bullies’ actions directed at them. Neither do we believe that persons are to blame for their cancer diagnosis or other serious illness, persons who have lost a child, victims and survivors of Katrina, those targeted by racial and other discrimination, those abused by religious figures, therapists, teachers or other authority figures, or persons in a position of public trust and so on, caused their circumstances.


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