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Online Articles About Sports Excesses
Articles Dealing With School Harrasment by Jocks
This section is devoted to coverage of issues surrounding the harrasing behavior by jocks which was particularly brought to light in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School Tragedy. The creator of this site condemns the tragic use of violence that was used by the two confused young men in Colorado. In order to prevent further tragic occurrences of this type, we must look at all the causes which led up to the violence. Not least of these is the daily violence, harrassment and abuse that outsiders must often face which leads to the hopelessness that results in desperate acts. Below are sites and articles dealing with the harrasment by jocks:
Article: "Dissecting Columbine's Cult of the Athlete" This is a good article that exposes in detail the excessively exalted status that athletes had at Columbine High School, which ofetn placed them above the rules.
Brutality In Our Schools (Retreived from an internet archive.) An article by a former high school athlete who tells of the abuse her fellow athletes inflicted on one of her unathletic friends. Very poignant and well written.
Article: "Could Columbine Happen In Galesburg?" A local webzine asks whether Columbine happen in their local community, and makes some important observations about school clique culture.
"Hug a Freak Today" Another alternative point of view about the Columbine incident.
The Wrestler Who Cried Rape (Retreived from an internet archive.) An article detailing a shocking incident of abuse perpetrated by a high school wrestling team on a less jockish student.
The Terrors of Dodgeball
(Retreived from an online archive.) This is a serious criticism about the abusive nature of Dodgeball as played in school physical education classes.
National Coalition Against Violent Athletes
Support this non-profit organization to counter and oppose violent athletes.
High School Outsiders Speak Out About Harrassment
- Slashdot: Voices From Hellmouth
- A site started in 1999, in the aftermath of the Columbine incident, organized to tell the untold story of school outsiders and the real life harrassment they endure.
- High School Underground
- (Retreived from an internet archive.)A site created in the wake of the Columbine massacre to facilitate high school outsiders with speaking out about their views
Links to Sites Devoted To Exposing and Ending Bullying