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2013-02-04 06:27:11 PM
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doglover: Cortez the Killer: Not to nitpick, but wouldn't bullying situations get better for anybody after they grow up, no matter what the situation was that caused the bullying?

But then gays would just be normal people and they'd have to give back navel gazing as a career option.

You'd no longer be able to say that people who didn't like you were homophobic because you're a special and unique snowflake and deserve everyone's acceptance and the limelight for your brave decision to tell people about your sex life. Instead you'd be just another normal kid who was bullied in highschool because you weren't 100% median.


The only reason gays are "special" in terms of the bullying issue is that  gay youth are 5 times more likely to commit suicide than their straight counterparts and 20-40% of homeless youth are LGBT (presumably due to being thrown out of their homes).  The big difference is that while your average dork can get love and comfort at home, many queer kids are bullied in their homes, in their community and in their churches, in addition to being bullied in school.

The entire point of the It Gets Better Project is to connect depressed kids to queer adults that will convince them to survive until they're 18 where they can finally enjoy the "normal people" status that adults will grant them.  That's it.
2013-02-04 05:20:21 PM
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Not to nitpick, but wouldn't bullying situations get better for anybody after they grow up, no matter what the situation was that caused the bullying? Not trying to downplay the LGBT community and how they are treated by cowardly shiatfarktards. I'm just saying, I was bullied as a child and it got better. I was just bullied because I had asshole alpha mail dipshiats in my neighborhood that liked to assert their authori-tie
2013-02-04 05:16:55 PM
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Well, duh. I was bullied as a kid, too - but when I hit fifteen, shot up to 6'4" and put on 50 lbs. and acquired a testosterone-influenced personality, the bullying stopped in a New York second.
Bullies are cowards - they don't like victims who hit back.
2013-02-04 07:30:22 PM
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jso2897: Wholesale Ass: LucklessWonder: Wholesale Ass: Maybe if you weren't gay there wouldn't be a problem.

In light of your log in name, this comment overflows with hilarity.

You are not going to get anywhere with me. I promise.

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A Smile in His Lifetime

Mokugen was never known to smile until his last day on earth. When his time came to pass away he said to his faithful ones: "You have studied under me for more than ten years. Show me your real interpretation of Zen. Whoever expresses this most clearly shall be my successor and receive my robe and bowl."
Everyone watched Mokugen's severe face, but no one answered.
Encho, a disciple who had been with his teacher for a long time, moved near the bedside. He pushed forward the medicine cup a few inches. That was his answer to the command.
The teacher's face became even more severe. "Is that all you understand?" he asked.
Encho reached out and moved the cup back again.
A beautiful smile broke over the features of Mokugen. "You rascal," he told Encho. "You worked with me ten years and have not yet seen my whole body. Take the robe and bowl. They belong to you."



My gaydar is magnetic.
2013-02-04 07:11:49 PM
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LucklessWonder: Wholesale Ass: LucklessWonder: Wholesale Ass: Maybe if you weren't gay there wouldn't be a problem.

In light of your log in name, this comment overflows with hilarity.

You are not going to get anywhere with me. I promise.

Don't flatter yourself, sweetie, you are far below my standards.

/also, assuming you are male, I don't swing that way.


I voted your shiat, funny, because you are.
2013-02-04 07:06:34 PM
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LucklessWonder: Wholesale Ass: Maybe if you weren't gay there wouldn't be a problem.

In light of your log in name, this comment overflows with hilarity.


You are not going to get anywhere with me. I promise.
2013-02-04 07:05:31 PM
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some_beer_drinker: Wholesale Ass: Maybe if you weren't gay there wouldn't be a problem.

i'm not sure you understand how that works


Cumming from you I'd agree.
2013-02-04 07:05:06 PM
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Wholesale Ass: Maybe if you weren't gay there wouldn't be a problem.


In light of your log in name, this comment overflows with hilarity.
2013-02-04 06:40:43 PM
1 votes:

doglover: EVERYONE gets bullied in high school. The more different you are, the more you get bullied. If 30% of people are gay, they're gonna get picked on. If 30% of people aren't gay, conversely, THEY'LL get picked on instead. You see this in places like Provincetown, where life for straights is analogous to life for gays in the south.


2/10
2013-02-04 06:00:32 PM
1 votes:

Counter_Intelligent: Paging No Shiat Sherlock.  That's true for a lot of people.  But one's responses learned from earlier bullying don't go away, and that profoundly affects social interaction throughout life.


You need to stop doing the wrong thing.
2013-02-04 05:57:21 PM
1 votes:
Paging No Shiat Sherlock.  That's true for a lot of people.  But one's responses learned from earlier bullying don't go away, and that profoundly affects social interaction throughout life.
2013-02-04 05:46:37 PM
1 votes:

doglover: You'd no longer be able to say that people who didn't like you were homophobic because you're a special and unique snowflake and deserve everyone's acceptance and the limelight for your brave decision to tell people about your sex life.


Sounds like someone's an expert on other people's lives.
2013-02-04 05:46:06 PM
1 votes:
What's not getting better?  This thread.
2013-02-04 05:38:51 PM
1 votes:
Maybe if you weren't gay there wouldn't be a problem.
2013-02-04 04:42:33 PM
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High school students who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual tend to face higher rates of bullying in school than their heterosexual peers. But a new study suggests that things get better for these young people, with harassment declining as they get older and leave school.

Well one would farking hope so!
 
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