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Name Calling

This Powerful Story Will Make You Think Twice Before Calling Another Woman A 'Bitch'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.14.2016 | OWN

Life coach Iyanla Vanzant believes in the power of expression, but there’s one thing she will not tolerate in her presence: women name-calling other...

When A Teenager Called My Son A Retard

Melissa Hogan, JD | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents
Melissa Hogan, JD

What does a bully look like? We imagine him bulky and gruff, sinister and sarcastic. He’s the extreme - either poor and defending his self-esteem by...

Why We Shouldn't Call Our Daughters 'Princess'

Shea Curry | Posted 03.16.2017 | Parents
Shea Curry

I'm not even going to put what the Urban Dictionary described for the word princess, but let's assume that it is a definition none of us moms would want to describe our precious little girls.

Is the Repellent Mockery of Others the New American Norm?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Why are most articles written with sentences in the declarative instead of the interrogative structure? Is it because people prefer to be told what to think instead of being asked to think? If yes, could this preference explain some of the seeming madness going on in America today?

Moving Past Hatred with One Simple Rule: No Name Calling

Tim Suttle | Posted 10.29.2016 | Religion
Tim Suttle

A few years ago I ran across Brene Brown's TED talk on shame (me and about 6 million other people). The video provoked me to read Brown's work, and I spent a few years working through her academic research, books, and articles.

5 Words My Ex Uses to Describe Me

Shandra Carlson | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Let's be clear. With any broken relationship comes some element of pain. We are created for connection, not disconnection. The story behind the breaku...

How To Stop Letting Other People's Labels Define You

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.19.2015 | OWN

One day when my daughter Lizzy was just 3, she came to me crying after a spat with her sister. "Katie called me a stupidhead!" Lizzy said through sobs...

Non-Reactive Listening

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jules and Sue came into marriage counseling clueless as to why there was so much pain and suffering in their relationship. After listening to each of ...

Is Chris Christie a Shoo-In for Re-election?

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Pre-election measurements strongly favor Gov. Christie's re-election despite that party ID favors his opponent in a state which has trended Democratic for 30 years, and which Christie won with less than 50 percent of the vote in 2009.

If Republicans Were Barbies

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy

For some reason, male Republicans are obsessed with nicknaming their female political opponents with the nickname "Barbie." The latest target is Texas...

What Men Call Me When I Ask for What I Want

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 09.25.2013 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

It's an old story that hasn't changed enough. Men can be aggressive and abrasive and earn respect, but women get called names when we stand up for ourselves, even nicely.

An Open Letter To My 'Nerd' Son

good men project | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents

Written by Joanna Schroeder for The Good Men Project Dear Izz, The hardest thing to do, as a parent, is to let your kid go out into the world o...

Republican To Bill Maher: 'Right-Wing' Is An Insult

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy

On Friday night, Bill Maher hosted his first show of President Obama's second term. But based on the panel discussion which included the liberal forme...

Tackling Name Calling On The School Field (VIDEO)

Eliza Byard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliza Byard

Megan Rapinoe represents what is possible when LGBT athletes are supported and respected, but it's heartbreaking to think of the potential excellence still being wasted by fear, and the barriers that that fear poses to the health of students who would rather skip school than go to gym.

Spilled Milk: It's No Name-Calling Week... You Moron

William Lucas Walker | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

Being the victim of name-calling, especially at a young age, typically results in feelings of isolation. Feelings some children won't share with their parents unprompted. Lead the way.

A Lesson in Kindness

Eliza Byard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliza Byard

When addressing school climate issues in education reform, it is far too easy to focus exclusively on the negative, the bias, the bullying, the violence we all agree must end.

8 Ways To Stop Your Preschooler From Name-Calling

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, When my 3-year-old is angry or frustrated with me, which is pretty often these days, she calls me names like "stupid poo-poo head." I h...

The "I'm Rubber, You're Glue" Gambit

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Last week, Sen. Charles Grassley called President Obama stupid. If you're going to go out on a limb and call the President of the United States "stupid" -- especially one educated at Harvard -- you should be really careful about writing something like, "Bcause Am ppl r not stupid."

National No Name Calling Day

Nikki Luongo | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Nikki Luongo

On January 25th, students in Massachusetts will participate in a No Name Calling Day in which they will sign pledges not to partake in bullying. I'm asking that everyone wear black and that we stand together to put an end to bullying.

I've Been Called Worse

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 02.12.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

If you try to stop being a people-pleaser and get called a bitch, do an honest appraisal. If you've done nothing to deserve it, take it as a sign you're making progress.

They Can't All Be Idiots!

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What has been lost in public discourse is the use of hard facts to make the point we want to get across. Reporting is too often simply the restating of what someone else says without checking the facts.

Middle school is tough on friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I have been best friends since the first grade. Now we're in middle school. This new charter school opened u...

Jason Linkins

True/Slant Cautions Writers Against Name-Calling | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

True/Slant is cracking down on name-calling -- or at least name-calling that's not sufficiently Proustian -- according to a memo sent out by editorial...

An End to Name-Calling?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Some will say "No Name-Calling Week" is more accurately called "PC Police Week." After all, an offensive term over the dinner table might be applauded in a rap song.