In light of my citation
of Timothy Noah's recent column
about awareness wristbands, Scott sent me a link to another example of awareness wristbands backfiring: Apparently an antibullying wristband in England has caused a wave of bullying
--bullies assuming that those wearing the wrist bands are afraid of being bullied and are, therefore, perfect targets. Perhaps I'm too horribly cynical, but the fact that the people who created this campaign are amazed at this result indicates to me that perhaps different people ought to be in charge of curbing bullying.