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‘If You Ignore Them, They’ll Go Away’ Is Horrible Advice

Why I’m glad I spoke up.

Photo by Will Porada on Unsplash

Warning: This article mentions bullying and mental health struggles. If that will bother you, please skip it.

When I was a kid, I was often told to “just ignore” bullies. I was told that if you ignored them, they would eventually “go away.” The justification was that if I refused to react to their…

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Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie

College instructor who writes about life, pop culture, and growing up working-class.