Bullying is not good. The victim is often ridiculed, tormented and occasionally psychically abused. It can also have negative effects on the aggressor. Take Jaide, a young girl who ended up on the wrong side of her victim’s fist.
A video of the two girls fighting has been circulating on Twitter today. The video depicts one girl named Jaide and another girl who is frequently called “b*tch.”
The bully’s antagonistic name calling eventually makes the other girl snap and she starts throwing punches.
At the start of the fight the bully asks: “If I touch you, will you hit me?”
The bully touches the other girl and then, well, she gets her answer.
— Jacqueline (@_JackieJohnson_) February 1, 2013
Throughout the fight, Jaide makes excuses as to why she’s losing to her victim. She can’t seem to fathom that this “b*tch” is getting the upper hand on her.
— Jimi Hendrix ツ(@JakarM) February 1, 2013
— BasketballGod™ (@Thirst22) February 1, 2013
Now, the fight video goes on for “three rounds.” Either one of the girls could have walked away and really, by round three, it’s unclear who the bully in this situation really is. Of course, now that the fight’s over and the video is on the internet it’s pretty clear as to who the bully really is: The internet.
I’m not excusing Jaide for her actions and I’m not saying she didn’t provoke her beating. But when she shows up to school on Monday… Well, she’s going to know what it feels like to be on the other end of a school bully.
What do you think of the video? How would you handle this situation?