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Posted on 03-18-14 12:24:23 PM Link | Quote
http://wtvr.com/2014/03/17/my-little-pony-backpack-ban/

Same crap in a school, different day and situation.
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Posted on 03-18-14 12:36:40 PM (last edited by StapleButter at 03-18-14 12:38:57 PM) Link | Quote
Despite having humiliated and punched by the school's retards, he still wants to carry that bag? That's what I call being persistent.

What else is there to say? Intolerant people will always be around, but seriously... do you go and punch someone just because you don't like how they're dressed? No. Those idiot kids are taking their shit too far. I hope someday they get a long jail sentence for their idiocy.
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Posted on 03-18-14 02:10:45 PM Link | Quote
Nothing about this story really surprises me. There are always going to be kids who are going to be little assholes. Anything they can pick out that is different from the norm will be a reason to them to make some other kid feel miserable. I shouldn't be exclusive though, adults can be intolerant assholes as well.

The school's decision to tell the kid to leave the bag at home is a cop out. They wanted to defuse the situation as quickly as possible but it really is a cop out.
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Posted on 03-18-14 02:37:06 PM (last edited by Kak64 at 03-18-14 06:09:28 PM) Link | Quote
Preventing people to wear stuff? Sure, it will magically solve all problems. Bleh, they could solved the problem at the root, although I doubt that could have worked. Ugh, Good job..

Meh, what can I say other than that this shit happens all the times. I'll just mention here the past two schools I've been to with no further details...

Anyway, the comment section right there has a... very peculiar thing going on.
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Posted on 03-18-14 06:05:26 PM (last edited by dotUser at 07-06-14 04:04:13 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by me, last week
Kids are assholes. I should know. I was one once.
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Posted on 03-18-14 06:14:29 PM Link | Quote
Back in my day, you'd get punched even if you didn't have a backpack like that.

I also encountered that article separately... my main take from it is it's the school ignoring its duty to provide safe grounds for students to learn on in favor of enforcing a "your fault for being attacked" mentality.

They should really just make it completely disallowed for students to hit or bully other students, then expel the ones who are detected as bullies. Life's too short to tolerate them.
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Posted on 03-18-14 06:54:09 PM Link | Quote
Blame the victim, will they. "The banhammer belongs firmly lodged in the perpetrators' face" is apparently a too hard concept to grasp.
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Posted on 03-18-14 06:54:20 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Lyskar
They should really just make it completely disallowed for students to hit or bully other students, then expel the ones who are detected as bullies. Life's too short to tolerate them.

Exactly this.

Reminds me of the elementary school I've been to when I was a kid. For a while, there was that retarded kid who would attack others for no reason other than he loved attacking and destroying shit. Everyone knew about it, and yet the school did nothing about him other than occasionally giving him petty punishments.

Fucking incompetent idiots. Guess they want to keep everyone in in the name of 'free education for everyone, freedom, equality, etc...'. In the end it doesn't work that well.
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Posted on 03-18-14 09:39:21 PM Link | Quote
Usual scenario playing out again.

Kid is slightly non-conformist.
Other Kids bully the kid because he's slightly non-conformist.
School blames the victim.

*sigh*
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Posted on 03-19-14 11:59:22 AM Link | Quote
The whole idea of "kids will always be assholes" is exactly what causes responses like this- oh yeah, kids will be kids, just get rid of the thing you're bullying over! Whatever, certainly can't change that!

Lyskar has it exactly right- bullies will find any excuse to bully kids they see as vulnerable... getting rid of the lunchbox won't solve anything except now this kid has learned that the authorities will punish you for someone else's actions.
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Posted on 03-20-14 12:13:14 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Nicole
The whole idea of "kids will always be assholes" is exactly what causes responses like this- oh yeah, kids will be kids, just get rid of the thing you're bullying over! Whatever, certainly can't change that!

Lyskar has it exactly right- bullies will find any excuse to bully kids they see as vulnerable... getting rid of the lunchbox won't solve anything except now this kid has learned that the authorities will punish you for someone else's actions.

Bolded for truth.

I definitely think there needs to be actual consequences for bullying. At a lot of schools, bullies seem to get off with a slap on the wrist, if that. And given the sheer scope of bullying in this age of technology (mostly among middle school/high school students, but if the kids aren't taught that bullying is unacceptable at a young age, who's to say they won't stay bullies in their later school years?), it's definitely a problem that needs to be addressed more seriously.

And definitely don't blame the victim for it, of course. So a boy likes a feminine show...why are we punishing him for that, rather than punishing his tormentors for being little shits? It just doesn't make sense to me.
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Posted on 04-10-14 04:19:45 AM Link | Quote
I agree that what they chose is quite wrong. I happen to hate My Little Pony but i definitely wouldn't punch someone because of it or tell them they can't wear it to school anymore.
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