Words Hurt More than Actions

Topics: Bullying, Abuse, Verbal abuse Pages: 3 (1032 words) Published: October 3, 2013
Words Hurt More Than Actions
No person should be allowed to verbally harass another. It is wrong to bully someone and say they did it because of their strong moral or religious belief. If they have something to tell another person it should be something their doing wrong, like if they stole something, and not because of how the person is (sexual orientation, religion, etc.). Michigan should not of have passed this bill because verbal abuse is worse than physical abuse. The state is practically giving students permission to talk bad to their classmates just because they don’t like them, but they can get away with it because of this. Michigan needs new anti-bullying bills that would actually work in suppressing or better yet eliminating any sort of bullying.

Everyone in America does have the freedom of speech, but it also has its limits. This freedom is to be used to discuss ideas that people may find distasteful or that they are against for. This bill is allowing students to violate the 1st Amendment to say terrible things to others. People think that physical bullying is worse than verbally bullying, but it is not. Sometimes words hurt more than actions. And when those kids are being told these horrible words like faggot, fat ass, or whatever it sticks to their brain, it stays embed into their memory. They cannot do anything but take those words and stay silent because many of them don't have the courage to stand up for themselves. It really brings down their self-esteem; sometimes so low that they even go as far as committing suicide because they can't take it anymore. These kinds of actions create psychological problems among kids some in which cannot be fixed by visiting a psychologist. Too many have died because of this, all of them were important and who knows if they could of have cured a disease or of fixed the economy, in the future, but because of one person they have left this world. If the state of Michigan wants to see an increase in their teen...
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