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Episode 3: Not All Wounds are Visible

The homework for the episode:
Pete: Dazed and Confused (film)
Martha: Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher (YA novel)
Calee: Hjørdis (mini series on Netflix – 4 half hour episodes)

In our third episode, things get a little dark as your hosts discuss bullying in all its ugly forms, including but not limited to: the differences between girls and boys, adult-on child bullying, adult-on-adult bullying, our culture’s fascination with real-life bullying, and how our society has normalized bullying in a really discomfiting way.

Content warning for discussions of depression, suicide, violence. And your hosts would like to remind you that if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, help is available to you and you are not alone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Depression lies and you are not alone.

Your podcasters’ credentials:
Pete: The Weeds podcast
Martha: Rose Buddies podcast
Calee: Outlander on audiobook, written by Diana Gabaldon and narrated by Davina Porter

Mirriam Webster Dictionary’s Definition of Bullying:

Definition of bully

plural

bullies

  1. 1a :  a blustering, browbeating person; especially :  one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable <tormented by the neighborhood bully>

    bullied ; bullying

    1. transitive verb
    2. 1:  to treat (someone) in a cruel, insulting, threatening, or aggressive fashion :  to act like a bully toward <bullied her younger brother>

    3. 2:  to cause (someone) to do something by means of force or coercion <was bullied into accepting their offer>

    4. intransitive verb
    5. :  to use language or behavior that is cruel, insulting, threatening, or aggressive

Bullying – Additional Material
A Few Good Men (film)
Back to the Future (film)
Butter by Erin Jade Lange (YA novel)
Carrie by Stephen King (novel, 1976 film, 2013 film)
Glee 1.20, “Theatricality” (tv series)
Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling
Heathers (film)
Hurricane Bianca (film)
Mean Girls (film)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Beck Albertalli (YA novel)
Stranger Things 1.06, “The Monster” (Netflix tv series)
Supernatural 4.13, “After School Special” (tv series)
Zootopia (film)

Our theme for our next episode is going to be: Reboots and Reimaginings. Enjoy doing your homework!

Your homework for March 1:
Pete: The Magicians 1.01 (streaming on Netflix)
Martha: Riverdale pilot (streaming on the CW)
Calee: Sailor Moon: Crystal 1.01 (streaming free on Crunchyroll)

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