Bullying is a growing problem in the world today, and every year we hear more and more incidents coming up of bullying in schools everywhere. Bullying doesn’t stop in school, though, it extends out into the world outside of school and even into the virtual world of the internet.
Bullying doesn’t tend to follow any kind of rhyme or reason, it’s merely the exertion of power over those who are weaker or stand out as unusual. Pink Day is a day dedicated to beating the bullies and breaking the cycle that creates and perpetuates this damaging behavior in schools.
History of Pink Day
Pink Day was established in 2007 after a pair of students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, saw one of their fellow students at Central Kings Rural High School being bullied for no other reason than that they were wearing a pink shirt.
In a stroke of brilliance, these two got together and decided to show support for the student and take a stand against bullying by getting everyone at their school to wear a pink shirt the next day. Pink Day was created to stomp out all bullying and spread understanding, and it’s a concept spreading throughout the world.
5 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE COLOR PINK
It was in Jack London’s book “John Barleycorn” that an alcoholic first hallucinated “pink elephants,” a phrase that is often referred to today in 12-step groups.
“Pinking shears” do not change the color of the garment they’re used on, but rather denote the decoration of a hem with a zigzag pattern, a meaning of “to pink” (or, pierce with holes) from the Middle Ages.
We don’t need no education
The famous trip-rock band Pink Floyd’s name was chosen by their original lead singer, Syd Barrett, as a conflation of two old-time blues artists’ names, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
In the MTV video for the 1997 Aerosmith song “Pink,” a portion had to be edited out because it briefly showed a woman’s bare breast.
Not Homer Simpson
If the word “pink” hasn’t always been around, the color has, with the phrase “rosy-fingered dawn” appearing in Homer’s “Odyssey” in approximately 800 BCE.