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2013-02-15 10:46:55 AM  
5 votes:
Seriously. I got my ass kicked all the time. I was teased and harassed for being a fat kid, smart, and nerdy. (Yes, the anime and video games might have helped). I couldn't fight back because the other kids were fit and much faster. They'd punch me and run off, and then laugh when I'd give chase.

Got fed up. Put cayenne pepper in a little container, got off the bus first, turned around and threw the pepper in the face of my long-time assailant, and then beat his ass while he was stuck in the doorway. First time I ever won a fight. It was also, coincidentally, the last time I ever *had* to fight. The assholes left me alone after that. I couldn't best them with physical prowess, so I had to even the odds and fight dirty.

Of course, this was 1993. It was a different time.

Charles.
2013-02-15 10:37:45 AM  
5 votes:
you MUST teach your kids to fight back!  if you dont stand up for yourself, its going to happen again and again
2013-02-15 10:17:10 AM  
4 votes:
Nickcole Whitfield, of Wilkinsburg, said her son, Aisa, 13, attends Wilkinsburg Middle School.

Well there's your answer to why he gets the shiat kicked out of him all the time.
2013-02-15 10:34:22 AM  
3 votes:
...and the kid that refused to fight back will probably still be suspended for fighting.
2013-02-15 10:43:29 AM  
2 votes:
A few points that are consistent in every bullying case I've ever seen:
1. The parents of the kid that threw the punches are just as disgusting and vile as the bully himself.  If you wonder where he learned his craft from, it's his parents.
2. Nancy boy needs to learn to stick up for himself.  He's only proven that he can take a beating.  Get some aikido/jujitsu lessons.  Twice the damage, half the effort.  When your attacker is recovering from compound fractures, he'll be reminded to not fark with you again.
3. Rest assured, the school will do one of two things:  Ignore the situation completely, or punish the wrong child.
2013-02-15 10:37:28 AM  
2 votes:
I got news for you kid, if you lay down and take it, every asshole in school is going to pound the shiat out of you. Why? Because you allow it to happen. You need to man up and stop being such a farking little pussy. If the bullies know you're going to go apeshiat on them if they fark with you, they will leave you alone. If you lay down with your ass in the air your going to get raped in it. You can be the victim or you can farking man up and stop getting your ass beat. Yes, the kid that did it should be put in jail, and expelled, and the kids that just sat there filming it should get suspended for just watching and not helping you, but in the end, you are by yourself. Walk softly, don't fark with people, go about your business, but make it clear that you won't stand for people to do this, and will fight back. Otherwise, you're destined to be a human punching bag.

/my 2 cents.
2013-02-15 10:36:12 AM  
2 votes:
I hate watching this because I couldn't stomach it if it happened to my son.  If it did, I'd have to do the same to the other boy's father (for raising such an asshole) and then pour sulfuric acid down his gullet.
2013-02-15 10:35:14 AM  
2 votes:
Speaking strictly from my own experiences in middle and high school, the only thing that prevented further harassment from the fighting types was a concerted effort on my part to hurt them badly enough the first time that consideration was required before engaging in additional physical violence.  Not sayin' I didn't get my ass kicked, because I did. Just sayin' I usually only got my ass kicked once.

No intervention required on the part of parents, school administration or the police.
2013-02-15 10:31:49 AM  
2 votes:
Wilkinsburg? Say no more.
2013-02-15 10:30:56 AM  
2 votes:

Teknowaffle: Nickcole Whitfield, of Wilkinsburg, said her son, Aisa, 13, attends Wilkinsburg Middle School.

Well there's your answer to why he gets the shiat kicked out of him all the time.


Anyone could tell that is a geeky/Aspergers kind of name.  Might as well have named him "Beat me."
2013-02-15 09:55:09 AM  
2 votes:
The kid refusing to fight back is not that unusual.  My oldest son went through this exact same thing, only nothing ever changed because no video to prove his story.  In fact, I am surprised they aren't going after the kid filming since filming in bathrooms is a big no-no and then still suspend the kid getting his butt handed to him for participating in the fight.
2013-02-15 03:03:40 PM  
1 votes:
No we really don't need to teach kids to "fight back" we really need to teach bullies that there are serious consequences to bullying. Why? Well because in the real world there is. You go and beat someone up as an adult, you go to jail if you are lucky. If you are unlucky, they may just shoot you. Kids need to learn that bullying has consequences before those consequences are something that can screw up your life.
2013-02-15 01:09:11 PM  
1 votes:
I didn't see any bullying.  All I saw was assault and battery and it should be treated accordingly.

When I was 13, I was 6'1", 185 lbs, bigger and stronger than most adults, and surprisingly, a smaller kid tried to bully me.  It's called the "big man's dilemma".  Get picked on by a smaller kid, fight back and you're the bully, take it and you're a pussy.  I tolerated him for a while until he started getting very aggressive one day.  I grabbed him by the throat, lifted him off his feet and held him up against a wall.  I told him if he ever even looked at me funny again he was going to find out how strong I really was.  I let him go and he staggered off.  He never came anywhere close to me again and no one else ever gave me a hard time after that either.

My son had a similar experience.  A "friend" continually harassed and bullied him until one day he's had enough and attack him.  It took three other kids to pull him off.  No suspensions issued as the other kid had a moment of clarity and said, "I deserved that".  Never got picked on again.

Fight back if you can, but always make it's obvious the other person was in the wrong.   Something like this
2013-02-15 11:24:06 AM  
1 votes:

dj_bigbird: Bullying is an evolutionary/biological imperative. It's a way for the strong to weed out the weak from the gene pool (or for the weak to find the strength to fight back and become one of the strong). If the bullying were carried to its logical conclusions, these weaklings would be destroyed and they wouldn't pollute the gene pool.  Females see the dominance of the strong ("bullies") and want to mate with them, thus producing a stronger offspring.


Or the weak to gang together in large groups, producing civilization.
2013-02-15 11:05:06 AM  
1 votes:
Why aren't we educating these kids enough to know how to avoid cameras?

Our schools are failing.
2013-02-15 10:53:05 AM  
1 votes:

Psycoholic_Slag: Knucklepopper: In before the "Well, that sure as shiat never happened to me in school! I dealt with my bullies by giving them a proper ass-kicking!" Oh wait.

Yes, because every kid ever bullied just stood there and took it.  Not one kid ever fought back. Ever.


I'm proof that some do stand up. It can just take time.

I was bullied pretty consistently from age 7 through my sophomore year of high school. Same guy. Teachers never intervened, and my mom's answer was always to ignore it. He was always taller than I was, mean as a rattlesnake and dumb as a hammer.

Well, it continued to high school. Early sophomore year, the school football coach saw me working out some frustrations on a punching bag, and invited me to try out for the school boxing club. I made the squad. Varsity. I may not have the fastest footwork in the world or the fastest hands, but I can hit like a Mack truck.

May of that year, my bully made his reappearance. We'd been in different classes all year, I hadn't seen him in about four months. He cornered me in the weight room, and demanded twenty bucks or he'd kick my ass.

Something snapped in my head. I told him to go ahead if he wanted, but he wasn't getting my twenty. I was saving up to go to Jamboree that summer- I needed that 20.

He hit me once- a crap shot that hit right where neck meets shoulder. I hit him twice. One was a straight shot to the gut, the other at the angle of the jaw. I heard a crack.

I found out later, much later, that I gave him a hairline jaw fracture. Making it better, he got expelled the next day- the school's discipline board was meeting to expel him for drug possession/dealing and theft.

Do many stand up? No. This one did, though.
2013-02-15 10:51:01 AM  
1 votes:

A Shambling Mound: I was not Rambo delivering righteous beat-downs to the big bad bullies. I was a scrawny little dork biting, scratching, kicking and generally just trying to make them work for it. I can't say I've ever "won" a fight, but most of the kids that picked fights with me didn't do it again. To be fair though I don't think anyone wins a fight, either you get beat up or you're a barely evolved ape that has to hit people to feel better. No winners there.


It's been a few years, but I'm pretty sure this was the basic premise to Call of the Wild.
2013-02-15 10:42:31 AM  
1 votes:
Not to be mr tough guy... but that kid doing the beating will continue to do the same thing only as he grows into a man will actually be capable of REAL damage...     I vote for a bullet to the head to save everyone abuse and time and money.
2013-02-15 10:39:29 AM  
1 votes:
Ever notice in these Fark threads, you never find a story where someone got their ass beat and that was the end of it? There's always some made-up revenge story where they came out on top.
2013-02-15 10:38:13 AM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I think our society would benefit enormously if we implemented a national policy requiring the ritual sacrifice on television of one local news reporter per day.


But it must be in a gladiatorial fashion.

/Blood for the Blood God
2013-02-15 10:37:27 AM  
1 votes:
And the attacker is wearing black military style assault shoes.  We need common sense legislation to curb this kind of shoe violence.
2013-02-15 10:36:39 AM  
1 votes:
Would have been less horrific if he fought back.

www.wwuh.org
2013-02-15 10:32:59 AM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I think our society would benefit enormously if we implemented a national policy requiring the ritual sacrifice on television of one local news reporter per day.


Yeah, because opening a portal to Hell through which can pour Daemons would be such an improvement, when the laws of physics and morality are thrown aside and we're all shouting and killing and revelling in joy.

/Ia Ia
2013-02-15 09:59:16 AM  
1 votes:
I think our society would benefit enormously if we implemented a national policy requiring the ritual sacrifice on television of one local news reporter per day.
 
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