October isn't National Bullying Awareness Month. It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Taking away from the importance of a disease like cancer for what could be considered a 'social disease' is morally corrupt, in my point of view. People don't die from bullying, unless they off themselves because of said bullying. And let's be real...if someone feels the need to commit suicide as a means of coping with bullying, rather than sticking up for themselves and fighting back, that person's outlook on their own life and their own self worth is skewed from the start, and not solely the fault of the bully.
I hate this anti-bullying movement. It's only another method for everyone to coddle those who don't need it. I was bullied throughout (and when I say throughout, I mean the entirety of my middle and high school years) my youth for being overweight. Yeah, I even was the victim of violence by schoolyard bullies. But those beatings made me stronger. Those words and taunts made my skin thicken. And when enough was enough, I fought back...and slowly but surely, those bullies went away. And I was left, stronger for my trials, and not because any kind of anti-bullying movement was trying to protect me from life.