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(Boston Globe)   Phrases soon to be banned from Massachusetts schools: "four eyes", "you dress like a girl", "you dance like a spastic monkey"   (boston.com ) divider line
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2009-11-15 11:30:07 AM  
Let's face it, bullying is not the harmless establishment of a social pecking order that many people think it is (people who have never been bullied, mind you). It's a form of torture, involving the infliction of pain for the sole purpose of inflicting pain. The threat of pain is then used to extort, and the victim knows that the bully is NOT bluffing due to previous encounters. If continued long enough, the victim begins to automatically take the path of least resistance in all parts of life, leaving him open to exploitation to anyone who thinks that by not saying no, he's actually saying yes.

Anyone who thinks that getting stuffed into a locker is harmless has never been stuffed into a locker.
 
2009-11-15 11:52:55 AM  
meep.
 
2009-11-15 12:06:08 PM  

SilentStrider: meep.


Reported.
 
2009-11-15 12:07:25 PM  

SilentStrider: meep.


Meep meep,

I'm meeping to meep meep-eep to meep my meep about your meep
on last meep. I'd like to meep you in the meep meep, you meep
meeping meep meep.

Meep,
Meep Meep Esq.
 
2009-11-15 12:10:42 PM  

mythias2600: SilentStrider: meep.

Reported.


bring it. I'll meep them up.
 
2009-11-15 12:11:19 PM  
Chicks in glasses are hot.
 
2009-11-15 12:12:08 PM  

SilentStrider: mythias2600: SilentStrider: meep.

Reported.

bring it. I'll meep them up.


That's it. I'm going to forward this to the police. What do you have to say now, eh?
 
2009-11-15 12:16:38 PM  
Whoever proposed this is a wicked retahded kahweah.
 
2009-11-15 12:24:08 PM  
Hey Snowflake -

Who are you going to cry to during summer vacation?
 
2009-11-15 12:28:47 PM  
That's just retarded.
 
2009-11-15 12:31:14 PM  
mythias2600: That's it. I'm going to forward this to the police. What do you have to say now, eh?

the police have better meeping things to do than to deal with me saying meep.


/meep.
 
2009-11-15 12:32:52 PM  
Our future. I weep for it.
 
2009-11-15 12:33:15 PM  
meep
 
2009-11-15 12:34:42 PM  
Is "you dance like Elaine Benes!" acceptable?
 
2009-11-15 12:35:30 PM  
At first they came for the meepers, but I said nothing because I did not meep...
 
2009-11-15 12:36:22 PM  
You fight like a dairy farmer!
 
2009-11-15 12:36:45 PM  
Wouldn't it be much easier to just stop having children?
 
2009-11-15 12:37:28 PM  
I'm not sure why people would think a school would do anything to stop bullying, since schools are more or less run by people who did the bullying themselves when they were younger. People like that are drawn to professions where they can continue to make people's lives miserable, which is something an educator can do with impunity.
 
2009-11-15 12:38:16 PM  
FTFA

Another case that has drawn attention concerns a 12-year-old autistic boy from Cape Cod who went to his first dance at his school last year.

Dancing by himself, the seventh-grader moved awkwardly, but he was having the time of his life. "He's no dance star, but he really gets into the music,'' said his mother, Theresa Jackson, who chaperoned the dance and asked that her son's name not be used.

Wow, anyone with a room temperature should be able to see through Ms. Jackson's clever ruse.
 
2009-11-15 12:39:16 PM  
What about, "Hey red!"
 
2009-11-15 12:41:22 PM  
I have a 10yo daughter who, until about the last few years, went to public school in Watertown MA. Then my ex-wife moved up to Marblehead MA, an upscale and supposedly "intellectual" town.

My daughter went from a school system with less money, less "prestige", but more culturally and racially diverse, and IMO more real, active people who actually gave a shiat. Watertown did a fantastic job of dealing with bullies, putting a stop to it early, teaching both kids prone to being bullies and bullied better ways of dealing with things.

Marblehead? Uptight, self important coonts with more money than common sense. They talk a good game about dealing with this sort of thing, but the fact of the matter is kids from wealthy families with all the best clothes and who go on the best vacations are snotty little farks, and the school administrators don't view mocking a child for not being rich as being "bullied". They also wouldn't even DREAM of actually confronting the wealthy parents about their precious little snowflakes.

Fortunately my daughter is brilliant, hard working, and knows how to throw a right hook. She also knows better than to let little farkers like that get to her. But it would still be nice to see schools actually DO something about abuse in schools.
 
2009-11-15 12:43:23 PM  

Saborlas: Let's face it, bullying is not the harmless establishment of a social pecking order that many people think it is (people who have never been bullied, mind you). It's a form of torture, involving the infliction of pain for the sole purpose of inflicting pain. The threat of pain is then used to extort, and the victim knows that the bully is NOT bluffing due to previous encounters. If continued long enough, the victim begins to automatically take the path of least resistance in all parts of life, leaving him open to exploitation to anyone who thinks that by not saying no, he's actually saying yes.

Anyone who thinks that getting stuffed into a locker is harmless has never been stuffed into a locker.


You sound like a small, defenselss victim with no self esteem.
There are support groups to deal with your issues.
 
2009-11-15 12:45:16 PM  
How about, "Your mother wears Army boots?" Oh wait, that's more of a reality today and actually very cool.
 
2009-11-15 12:46:08 PM  

John Buck 41: Our future. I weep meep for it.


FTFY
 
2009-11-15 12:46:56 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Saborlas: Let's face it, bullying is not the harmless establishment of a social pecking order that many people think it is (people who have never been bullied, mind you). It's a form of torture, involving the infliction of pain for the sole purpose of inflicting pain. The threat of pain is then used to extort, and the victim knows that the bully is NOT bluffing due to previous encounters. If continued long enough, the victim begins to automatically take the path of least resistance in all parts of life, leaving him open to exploitation to anyone who thinks that by not saying no, he's actually saying yes.

Anyone who thinks that getting stuffed into a locker is harmless has never been stuffed into a locker.

You sound like a small, defenselss victim with no self esteem.
There are support groups to deal with your issues.


You sound too fat to stuff in a locker.
 
2009-11-15 12:48:26 PM  
I always stood up to bullies. Then they go for easier prey. And I've kicked the shiat out of a few of them too, for bonus fun. Nothing like walking up behind them in a crowded hall and slamming their faces into their own locker door. The more dangerous bullies I just avoided altogether until they lose interest. There's a science to it.
 
2009-11-15 12:50:21 PM  
The secret to dealing with bullies is to join their Boy Scout troop.

Then, just wait for the first camping trip, and set fire to their tent.

/if we don't teach problem solving in schools, where will our children LEARN?
 
2009-11-15 12:59:57 PM  

Hector Remarkable: AbbeySomeone: Saborlas: Let's face it, bullying is not the harmless establishment of a social pecking order that many people think it is (people who have never been bullied, mind you). It's a form of torture, involving the infliction of pain for the sole purpose of inflicting pain. The threat of pain is then used to extort, and the victim knows that the bully is NOT bluffing due to previous encounters. If continued long enough, the victim begins to automatically take the path of least resistance in all parts of life, leaving him open to exploitation to anyone who thinks that by not saying no, he's actually saying yes.

Anyone who thinks that getting stuffed into a locker is harmless has never been stuffed into a locker.

You sound like a small, defenselss victim with no self esteem.
There are support groups to deal with your issues.

You sound too fat to stuff in a locker.


Low hanging fruit, blah and blah.

/not fat
 
2009-11-15 01:04:08 PM  
In Massachusetts, the bullies usually run for state-level public office.

/not all win
//those become lobbyists
 
2009-11-15 01:04:59 PM  
img2.timeinc.net

/First thing I thought of.
 
2009-11-15 01:06:14 PM  
I meep for humanimeep
 
2009-11-15 01:07:01 PM  

John Buck 41: Our future. I weep for it.


I meep for it.
 
2009-11-15 01:07:37 PM  

John Buck 41: Our future. I meep for it.


Fixed that for you :D
 
2009-11-15 01:08:36 PM  
gah, beaten by a half a minute.
 
2009-11-15 01:11:20 PM  
The worst is when you finally stand up to a bully, and get suspended for hitting back first. I often made things worse by telling them they were doing it wrong. My only suspension out of school was when I told my principal he was a miserable failure at his job.
 
2009-11-15 01:11:41 PM  
unchellmatt

"Marblehead? Uptight, self important coonts with more money than common sense. They talk a good game about dealing with this sort of thing, but the fact of the matter is kids from wealthy families with all the best clothes and who go on the best vacations are snotty little farks, and the school administrators don't view mocking a child for not being rich as being "bullied". They also wouldn't even DREAM of actually confronting the wealthy parents about their precious little snowflakes."

I grew up and then worked in in one of the more prosperous towns in MA and am pretty comfortable saying that the richer the town, the more hypocritical they are about these things. A co-worker that lives in Andover has complained repeatedly to the school there about his daughter receiving racial taunts.

BTW: Am I the only one that thinks it strange that the anti-bullying bill is supported by Microsoft? What concern is it of theirs?
 
2009-11-15 01:18:43 PM  

aerojockey: I'm not sure why people would think a school would do anything to stop bullying, since schools are more or less run by people who did the bullying themselves when they were younger. People like that are drawn to professions where they can continue to make people's lives miserable, which is something an educator can do with impunity.


You sound fat like you got busted for smoking in the bathroom a lot.
 
2009-11-15 01:20:20 PM  

Bukharin: Chicks in glasses are hot.


farm3.static.flickr.com

I like your style.
 
2009-11-15 01:22:46 PM  
Oh, and another thing: If you read the CompuServe ad from 1983, you'll find that Email is a trademarked term. Please send your pennies to Columbus, Ohio. Thank you.
 
2009-11-15 01:23:45 PM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: aerojockey: I'm not sure why people would think a school would do anything to stop bullying, since schools are more or less run by people who did the bullying themselves when they were younger. People like that are drawn to professions where they can continue to make people's lives miserable, which is something an educator can do with impunity.

You sound fat like you got busted for smoking in the bathroom a lot.


As someone who got busted smoking in the ladies room, not getting a kick out of your statement. Who gives a shiat? We move on.
Many years ago I ran into a cheerleader that was always a biatch to me in highschool. She was divorced, selling lipstick at Nordstrom, and morbidly obese - very unhappy.
 
2009-11-15 01:24:36 PM  

karlo: gah, beaten by a half a minute.


look again
 
2009-11-15 01:24:51 PM  
meep?

i38.tinypic.com
 
2009-11-15 01:31:28 PM  

Saborlas: Let's face it, bullying is not the harmless establishment of a social pecking order that many people think it is (people who have never been bullied, mind you). It's a form of torture, involving the infliction of pain for the sole purpose of inflicting pain. The threat of pain is then used to extort, and the victim knows that the bully is NOT bluffing due to previous encounters. If continued long enough, the victim begins to automatically take the path of least resistance in all parts of life, leaving him open to exploitation to anyone who thinks that by not saying no, he's actually saying yes.

Anyone who thinks that getting stuffed into a locker is harmless has never been stuffed into a locker.


As someone who has been shoved into lockers before, the proper solution is to haul off and deck the asshole as hard as you can. Watching the kid who'd been bullying you duck into different hallways to avoid you is all the self-confidence boost needed to get over the bullying.

/YMMV
 
2009-11-15 01:33:01 PM  

The AlbinoSaxon: John Buck 41: Our future. I weep meep for it.

FTFY


I knew that was coming eventually.
 
2009-11-15 01:47:33 PM  
.peeM

(sorry, dyslexic.)
 
2009-11-15 01:48:09 PM  

Saborlas: Let's face it, bullying is not the harmless establishment of a social pecking order that many people think it is (people who have never been bullied, mind you). It's a form of torture, involving the infliction of pain for the sole purpose of inflicting pain. The threat of pain is then used to extort, and the victim knows that the bully is NOT bluffing due to previous encounters. If continued long enough, the victim begins to automatically take the path of least resistance in all parts of life, leaving him open to exploitation to anyone who thinks that by not saying no, he's actually saying yes.

Anyone who thinks that getting stuffed into a locker is harmless has never been stuffed into a locker.


I blame ineffective disciplinarians. Bullies don't care about getting time out. Detention is an annoyance. Suspensions are just free days to hang out at home and watch TV. And if someone does stand up to a bully (be it their bully or just a good samaritan) they get punished. The system screams for vigilante justice (by being wholly ineffective and in most cases apathetic), but immediately squashes any hope of peace by veritably lynching said samaritan.

I crossed swords with my vice principle (not principal, because he was not my pal!) on many occasions due to stuff like this. I give credit to the actual principal though for letting me sort out a bully once.
 
2009-11-15 01:49:29 PM  
I have a list of every person who bullied me growing up in Rockville, Maryland, especially at Robert E. Peary High School (class of 1980). One by one I'm coming for you. You'll never know where. You'll never know when. It's payback time, motherfarkers.
 
2009-11-15 01:52:00 PM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: I have a list of every person who bullied me growing up in Rockville, Maryland, especially at Robert E. Peary High School (class of 1980). One by one I'm coming for you. You'll never know where. You'll never know when. It's payback time, motherfarkers.


dude. You have issues.
 
2009-11-15 01:56:14 PM  
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/hot
 
2009-11-15 01:56:39 PM  
children should be seen and not heard, ban talking until they turn 18.
 
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