I discovered the Backbone Zone the other day when one of their posters showed up on my Tumblr feed. It was a little shocking because its message was so blunt, but it definitely left a mark on me.
According to the Backbone Zone website, "Everybody has a backbone. The Backbone Zone is a project to help students find theirs, and to give them tools to confront gender-bullying, sexual harassment, and sexist and homophobic language when they see and hear it."
I think that this is a great way to send a message to young people: a message that says it's not okay to be hateful. Although we live in a world where this talk is tolerated, it should not be encouraged or ignored. I believe this talk should be stopped before it even starts.
What do you think of this message?