Pink Shirt Day is for all of us because bullies need love too

The heartening proactive work of Pink Day or Pink Shirt Day is underway in the GTA. It was inspired by classmates in Nova Scotia standing up for a fellow student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. So the activities ask us to be friends, not bullies.


The tricky part is that bullies need love too. Psychiatrists tell us their behaviour is about their need for self esteem. They go about getting it the wrong way of course and some of them are hard to help, much less like. But that’s the challenge.