How to stop verbal abuse & bullying

My dear friend Trista Hendren has shared this again & so I shall too. It’s a piece I wrote about how to stop others from verbal abuse & bullying. They are lessons I learned from being a woman, from political activism & in working in a male-dominated environment. If you suffer from others trying to push you around or put you down & don’t know the skills to end that, then you might be interested in this. It’s not so much aggressiveness training as how to stand on your self-respect because you cannot be at peace with yourself in a hardscrabble world if you don’t demand respect–first by not blaming yourself for abuse.