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Is "bullying" a strong enough word for what happened to Amanda Todd?

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Amanda Todd


The story of Amanda Todd has dominated headlines around the world for a number of days now, and with it a renewed outcry for an end to bullying. But Fazeela Jiwa argues that "bullying" is too broad a term to accurately describe what happened to Todd. In a column for the Georgia Strait, she wrote:

"'Bullying' glosses over structural reasons for violence--reasons like race, gender, ability, and sexuality, among a myriad of insidious social hierarchies."
Jiwa spoke with Betsy Trumpener about her concerns.

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