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(WISHTV)   High school freshman girl with Down Syndrome voted homecoming princess by rest of her school. Tag is for both Kimmy and the students who voted for her   (wishtv.com) divider line 157
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2013-09-14 12:11:17 PM  
Kimmay!
 
2013-09-14 12:50:25 PM  
on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.
 
2013-09-14 12:50:25 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Kimmay!


Roger that, we're all done here.  Nothing else to see, citizens, move along.
 
2013-09-14 12:51:06 PM  
Glee did it.
 
2013-09-14 12:52:35 PM  

frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.


It doesn't? you don't think the other students helped the girl have a great evening and feel like she belonged?
 
2013-09-14 12:53:15 PM  

frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.


No need to be so down on this sort of thing.
 
2013-09-14 12:53:30 PM  
Haha, I worked at a place where everybody voted the biggest loser, or someone who was already fired, as the "employee of the year." I imagine this is something like that. Because high school kids aren't really good at empathy or compassion.
 
2013-09-14 12:53:39 PM  

Hankie Fest: Glee did it.


With Helen Mirren doing the character's interior monologue, even.
 
2013-09-14 12:54:16 PM  
Then they dumped pig's blood on her right?
 
2013-09-14 12:54:51 PM  

frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.


This.
 
2013-09-14 12:55:10 PM  
I don't know if the school policy should allow them to reward a stufent's tardiness.

/Kidding!
//Grats to the kids not being jerks
 
2013-09-14 12:55:15 PM  
I wonder if they actually did this as a joke, and are playing it off as something nice.

A few years ago there was a school in Middle Mississippi that did this to a girl with Downs syndrome, and it was all just a big laugh at her expense.
 
2013-09-14 12:55:43 PM  
Everyone get a trophy!
 
2013-09-14 12:56:05 PM  
[some picture from carrie]
 
2013-09-14 12:57:18 PM  
Just when I thought I had started to find a LITTLE faith in humanity, I read the fark comments.
 
2013-09-14 12:57:38 PM  
RTFA.  The cheerleaders helped her get ready for prom.  They were nice to her.

Shockingly, not all people are the assholes you were when you were in school.
 
2013-09-14 12:57:56 PM  
This helps no one? It also doesn't hurt anyone. It's a nice gesture that makes a great memory for that girl.
 
2013-09-14 12:58:42 PM  
Does she have a date?

If so, think she'll go downs on him?
 
2013-09-14 12:58:56 PM  

hardinparamedic: I wonder if they actually did this as a joke, and are playing it off as something nice.

A few years ago there was a school in Middle Mississippi that did this to a girl with Downs syndrome, and it was all just a big laugh at her expense.


Kids are vicious.  That cheerleader who said "we have a class together and she's just great. She brightens my day everyday," is probably a total mean girl and is overcompensating for some previous wrongdoing (or series of them).
 
2013-09-14 01:01:10 PM  

skinink: This helps no one? It also doesn't hurt anyone. It's a nice gesture that makes a great memory for that girl.


...and black people should be hired because they're black, Mexicans should be allowed citizenship because their country sucks and the poor should be given money and food because they're lazy!

Yay for 'Murka!!!
 
2013-09-14 01:01:45 PM  

Kit Fister: Just when I thought I had started to find a LITTLE faith in humanity, I read the fark comments.


No. Some of us have learned that teenagers are satan incarnate, and never as benevolent as the media would have us to believe.

It's not a glass half full or empty kind of thing. It's the glass is completely empty, and has the crust from the last person who had it still on the rim.
 
2013-09-14 01:01:47 PM  
Freshmen don't get proms anyway, their entire system is flawed
 
2013-09-14 01:03:27 PM  
Why do we do this? it's demeaning, and they're only winning because they have a birth defect. It's pretty sick, imho.
 
2013-09-14 01:04:39 PM  
Good for her and all, but how is she a hero?  Did she overcome adversity and pull a family from a burning building or something?
 
2013-09-14 01:04:56 PM  

skinink: This helps no one? It also doesn't hurt anyone. It's a nice gesture that makes a great memory for that girl.


the problem is that she is a down's victim.  her memory will be that she is special, that she deserves special treatment, that people think she is awesome.  That is just not reality, and she will not be able to deal with it like a normal person when the reality of what her life likely will be will set in - or she will continue to live her life in that one moment and never move past it.

Be nice to her.  Be her friend. Be genuine.

But being genuine is not making her homecoming queen, pretending she is truly special, and making her feel like she is more than she is.  This SEEMS like a great idea, but trust me - it will do more harm than any good, and was mostly done for the people that are not her "LOOK HOW NICE WE ARE!  WE MADE THIS TARD HOMECOMING QUEEN!"  Which is exactly what they are actually thinking, because people are selfish assholes.

You ever see the Family Guy episode when Chris asks out the Down's girl, and what an ass she is?  That was closer to reality than you think.  Doing stuff like this is exactly what turns a sweet Down's girl into an entitled asshole that doesn't know any better because as a Down's victim she doesn't have the skills to cope with it.
 
2013-09-14 01:05:03 PM  
While it was very nice that she got voted Homecoming Princess, there's nothing heroic about this story.  It's heartwarming sure, but that doesn't mean these kids did something awe-inspiring or life-saving, or that Kimmy is a hero for winning a popularity contest.  As an aside, it sucks that teenagers not acting like assholes to one another warrants a news article.  I went to high school with a young lady who had Down's syndrome and the Chicago Tribune didn't write any stories about how we treated her like she was just another student, no different than anyone else.
 
2013-09-14 01:05:06 PM  

Primerpony: skinink: This helps no one? It also doesn't hurt anyone. It's a nice gesture that makes a great memory for that girl.

...and black people should be hired because they're black, Mexicans should be allowed citizenship because their country sucks and the poor should be given money and food because they're lazy!

Yay for 'Murka!!!


www.troll.me
 
2013-09-14 01:05:22 PM  
Why do I keep singing the farking Beatles Obla Di Obla Da?
 
2013-09-14 01:09:32 PM  
oh ffs, just take her to Chuck E. Cheese and get her a birthday crown and tell her its homecoming or prom or miss america, it doesn't matter, then all the normal kids can have their real ceremony while she breaks the whac-a-mole game with her retard strength.
 
2013-09-14 01:10:20 PM  
I love how any article about the handicapped really brings out the trolls.
 
2013-09-14 01:10:25 PM  
I think we need to arrange a Very Special Fark Prom to help some of our folks move past high school and open up their bitter, cold hearts.

/and get them drunk
//and laid
///retarded FARK Prom Party!
 
2013-09-14 01:10:36 PM  

Tourney3p0: Good for her and all, but how is she a hero?  Did she overcome adversity and pull a family from a burning building or something?


I've met her.  She overcomes adversity every day of her life and has absolutely no guile, deceipt, hatred, or bitterness in her personality.

Unlike some Farkers, it seems.
 
2013-09-14 01:11:55 PM  

Riff-Raff: She overcomes adversity every day of her life and has absolutely no guile, deceipt, hatred, or bitterness in her personality.


keep letting people do bullshiat like elect her homecoming queen.  this will all change.
 
2013-09-14 01:12:24 PM  

Astorix: I love how any article about the handicapped really brings out the trolls.


Replaced handicapped with any minority or differing from the norm group. Ironically, it'd bring out the exact same people.
 
2013-09-14 01:12:29 PM  
She looks like she's having a good time in this video, riding around in the car, laughing, waving. This sort of story is sweet. Honestly. I'd be skeptical it were middle school, but high schoolers do not necessarily suck.

Incidentally, it's not hard to find stories like this anymore.

/There are worse trends
 
2013-09-14 01:14:57 PM  
Let's elect her president next
 
2013-09-14 01:16:34 PM  

GrahamManning: Let's elect her president next


Isn't this pretty much how Obama got the job?
 
2013-09-14 01:17:54 PM  

GrahamManning: Let's elect her president next


I'm all for that. She'd be several steps up from what we've had leading the country for the past 60 years or so.
 
2013-09-14 01:18:37 PM  

GrahamManning: Let's elect her president next


browntweedsociety.files.wordpress.com

Why don't we put her in charge?
 
2013-09-14 01:19:53 PM  

Primerpony: GrahamManning: Let's elect her president next

Isn't this pretty much how Obama got the job?


Or Bush depending on your affiliation
 
2013-09-14 01:22:41 PM  
Glass was escorted by Clinton Prairie lineman Zane Cook[pictured below] ..
www.wtsp.com


seriously, though, she will be scarred for life by having had something nice done for her?  She wasn't the queen, she was one of the princesses.  She was one of the focal points, not the main one.  If she goes through life with the idea that she is special, likely she will be a nice girl who isn't willing to be stepped on all day long.  Boo hoo.  Girl at work is a higher-functioning down's syndrome woman.  She is pleasant most of the time, but she is like a toddler most others; one track mind.  She goes from point a to point b by the shortest route possible, and it doesn't matter what or who is in her way, she goes over.

/what you wanna bet "Zane" got his reward later that night?
//giggity
 
2013-09-14 01:28:16 PM  
Can't a feel good story just be a feel good story? I think this is great, and it sounds like this girl is liked by her peers dispite her disability, a disability that can be ostrisizing. And dispite what some of you are saying, teenagers can be good people, not all of them are jerks.
 
2013-09-14 01:29:04 PM  
fark all the haters.  She was probably in her own private Idaho the whole damned night.
 
2013-09-14 01:29:22 PM  
Then they were all like, "Now, it's time to get down........syndrome"

/ I keed
 
2013-09-14 01:33:48 PM  

Walker: Then they dumped pig's blood on her right?


^This
 
2013-09-14 01:34:00 PM  
For the record, I'm not saying anything bad happened here.  I'm glad that she's as loved and respected by her classmates as she is.  I just think the "Spiffy" tag was better-suited to this story than the "Hero" tag.
 
2013-09-14 01:34:40 PM  

tetsoushima: fark all the haters.  She was probably in her own private Idaho the whole damned night.


Really don't expect much sympathy from Fark nowadays. Can't imagine what Fark parties must be like. Just a group with too many bitter people mixed in.
 
2013-09-14 01:37:59 PM  

Coco LaFemme: For the record, I'm not saying anything bad happened here.  I'm glad that she's as loved and respected by her classmates as she is.  I just think the "Spiffy" tag was better-suited to this story than the "Hero" tag.


(In best scruffy voice) second
 
2013-09-14 01:40:48 PM  
Surprised people think the students voted this kid queen as a joke.  We had this same situation at the high school I work at 2 years ago, except the girl was a senior and the students couldn't have been happier that she won.  She was incredibly popular and it seemed that she knew everyone in the school.

At our school, there's been a real push over the last 10 years or so to include the special needs students into the social aspect of the school and not just shove them all in a room in the back of the school and forget about it.  So now most of the special needs kids have a lot of friends in the general ed population.  One of the amazing things is when one of our spec ed kids goes into a gen ed class for a semester.  The other kids will almost fight to sit with them and help them.  This push has removed most of the stigma that used to be associated with the spec ed kids because the gen ed students know and understand them better.  Of course there are a still a few a-holes that make fun of them.

/Special Ed teacher
 
2013-09-14 01:41:49 PM  

Coco LaFemme: For the record, I'm not saying anything bad happened here.  I'm glad that she's as loved and respected by her classmates as she is.  I just think the "Spiffy" tag was better-suited to this story than the "Hero" tag.


I considered that when I submitted it.  But given the fact that she attends a "normal" high school and takes "normal" classes with "normal" teenagers, and given that her classmates chose to do this instead of what we would expect "normal" teenagers to do to her, I thought the hero tag more appropriate.  Not all heroes pull kittens from burning houses.
 
2013-09-14 01:42:23 PM  

largedon: At our school, there's been a real push over the last 10 years or so to include the special needs students into the social aspect of the school and not just shove them all in a room in the back of the school and forget about it. So now most of the special needs kids have a lot of friends in the general ed population. One of the amazing things is when one of our spec ed kids goes into a gen ed class for a semester. The other kids will almost fight to sit with them and help them. This push has removed most of the stigma that used to be associated with the spec ed kids because the gen ed students know and understand them better. Of course there are a still a few a-holes that make fun of them.


this is commendable.  I applaud your school.
 
2013-09-14 01:42:46 PM  

Coco LaFemme: For the record, I'm not saying anything bad happened here.  I'm glad that she's as loved and respected by her classmates as she is.  I just think the "Spiffy" tag was better-suited to this story than the "Hero" tag.


Jesus. If you'd just read TFA from time to time, you'd learn she moonlights as Retarded Wonder Woman. She's only saved the world like a gazillion times.
/Good for her though becoming homecoming princess. It will probably mean a lot more to her than it would to anyone else.
 
2013-09-14 01:42:52 PM  
i1253.photobucket.com
"They're all gonna laugh at you"
 
2013-09-14 01:47:25 PM  
This is so patronizing it isn't even funny.
 
2013-09-14 01:47:42 PM  

Riff-Raff: Coco LaFemme: For the record, I'm not saying anything bad happened here.  I'm glad that she's as loved and respected by her classmates as she is.  I just think the "Spiffy" tag was better-suited to this story than the "Hero" tag.

I considered that when I submitted it.  But given the fact that she attends a "normal" high school and takes "normal" classes with "normal" teenagers, and given that her classmates chose to do this instead of what we would expect "normal" teenagers to do to her, I thought the hero tag more appropriate.  Not all heroes pull kittens from burning houses.


True, and I think heroism does entail more than just risking your life for someone else, but I also think equating treating people like decent human beings with acts of great valor is kind of depressing.
 
2013-09-14 01:49:11 PM  
Yeah subby, she's a real farking hero.
 
2013-09-14 01:51:13 PM  

houstondragon: I don't know if the school policy should allow them to reward a stufent's tardiness.

/Kidding!
//Grats to the kids not being jerks




*shakes tiny fist*

www.commonstitch.com
 
2013-09-14 01:52:53 PM  

Antagonism: Yeah subby, she's a real farking hero.


I have to agree with you Lieutenant Dan.
 
2013-09-14 01:55:23 PM  
Couldn't help but think of this:

cdn.someecards.com

able-bodied/white guilt is a complex dysfunction.  I always say that my family fought for the north, so black people actually owe me.  Maybe they could shine my shoes?

/Que the hatred to show me that im insensitve.  That makes sense.
 
2013-09-14 01:55:46 PM  

calbert: oh ffs, just take her to Chuck E. Cheese and get her a birthday crown and tell her its homecoming or prom or miss america, it doesn't matter, then all the normal kids can have their real ceremony while she breaks the whac-a-mole game with her retard strength.


Do I have to take a window seat for laughing at this?

*snort*
 
2013-09-14 01:57:29 PM  
I don't have a problem with them electing her to be a homecoming princess. It may very well be that she is a well liked girl at the school. And after all, home coming princess is not much more than a popularity contest. I do have an issue with some of the other things schools and organizations have done for down kids in attempts to make them 'special'. I'm specifically thinking of the kid that scored a touchdown in a high school game. The condescending attitude of the players, even if they did it with the best of intentions, just makes me feel creepy. While we want to believe that the kid never realized that his 'achievement' was simply a staged event, what if he did? How would you feel if you knew that your proudest moment was just something provided by others out of pity? I think down syndrome kids would be better served by being encouraged to succeed at something, no matter how small,on their own. It may not be as thrilling as a football 'touchdown', but it would be real, and they would be rightfully proud of the achievement.
 
2013-09-14 02:06:11 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Kimmay!


Flawless Victory.
 
2013-09-14 02:06:24 PM  
Pity gets a hero tag?
 
2013-09-14 02:08:38 PM  

frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.


I'm sure it helps her to keep her chink up.
 
2013-09-14 02:09:09 PM  

Dinki: I think down syndrome kids would be better served by being encouraged to succeed at something, no matter how small,on their own. It may not be as thrilling as a football 'touchdown', but it would be real, and they would be rightfully proud of the achievement.


this is a much better distillment of my feelings and very well stated.  making this girl a princess simply because she is a down's victim is just more of the "everyone gets a trophy" bullshiat.
 
2013-09-14 02:10:17 PM  
All too often this is just a setup to laugh at them. If this was genuine, though, good for them.
 
2013-09-14 02:11:36 PM  

calbert: oh ffs, just take her to Chuck E. Cheese and get her a birthday crown and tell her its homecoming or prom or miss america, it doesn't matter, then all the normal kids can have their real ceremony while she breaks the whac-a-mole game with her retard strength.


Clear. Concise. Well written.
 
2013-09-14 02:11:54 PM  
Dance monarchies are retarded.
 
2013-09-14 02:13:39 PM  
couldn't all this just be avoided by "Detecting Down's syndrome in the unborn fetus".
/i'm sure she forgot about it while it was still happening.
//i'm sure at some point her genes will continue to pollute the pool.
 
2013-09-14 02:13:48 PM  
I know this is fark and all, but some of yall are being real assholes about this. Just saying.
 
2013-09-14 02:14:14 PM  

frepnog: skinink: This helps no one? It also doesn't hurt anyone. It's a nice gesture that makes a great memory for that girl.

the problem is that she is a down's victim.  her memory will be that she is special, that she deserves special treatment, that people think she is awesome.  That is just not reality, and she will not be able to deal with it like a normal person when the reality of what her life likely will be will set in - or she will continue to live her life in that one moment and never move past it.

Be nice to her.  Be her friend. Be genuine.

But being genuine is not making her homecoming queen, pretending she is truly special, and making her feel like she is more than she is.  This SEEMS like a great idea, but trust me - it will do more harm than any good, and was mostly done for the people that are not her "LOOK HOW NICE WE ARE!  WE MADE THIS TARD HOMECOMING QUEEN!"  Which is exactly what they are actually thinking, because people are selfish assholes.

You ever see the Family Guy episode when Chris asks out the Down's girl, and what an ass she is?  That was closer to reality than you think.  Doing stuff like this is exactly what turns a sweet Down's girl into an entitled asshole that doesn't know any better because as a Down's victim she doesn't have the skills to cope with it.


I think you need the Force or something to be able to mold another human being, tard or not, using only the power of your mind.
 
2013-09-14 02:15:54 PM  

mafiageek1980: I know this is fark and all, but some of yall are being real assholes about this. Just saying.




More than usual.
 
2013-09-14 02:17:05 PM  
....a lot of people in this thread seem mad that they weren't something as important to civilization as Prom King/Queen.

In my day the Prom Queen had to WORK for her title. Do you know hard it is to blow that many athletes?!?

Seriously though, good on them. Hope she and everyone else had an awesome night.
 
2013-09-14 02:19:02 PM  

Por que tan serioso: I think you need the Force or something to be able to mold another human being, tard or not, using only the power of your mind.


ever had any experience with an abused spouse, or an abused child?  Often the abuse is all mental and psychological.  It can completely change who a person is.

don't be stupid.
 
2013-09-14 02:19:17 PM  

mafiageek1980: I know this is fark and all, but some of yall are being real assholes about this. Just saying.


You sound downy.
 
2013-09-14 02:20:54 PM  

megarian: In my day the Prom Queen had to WORK for her title. Do you know hard it is to blow that many athletes?!?


How do you know this girl DIDN'T do that?
 
2013-09-14 02:22:19 PM  

hardinparamedic: megarian: In my day the Prom Queen had to WORK for her title. Do you know hard it is to blow that many athletes?!?

How do you know this girl DIDN'T do that?


HA!

Okay, okay....ya got me.
 
2013-09-14 02:24:10 PM  

Antagonism: mafiageek1980: I know this is fark and all, but some of yall are being real assholes about this. Just saying.

You sound downy.


Oh wow. I am sooo offended about your attempt at a joke.
 
2013-09-14 02:24:56 PM  

Astorix: mafiageek1980: I know this is fark and all, but some of yall are being real assholes about this. Just saying.

More than usual.


it isn't that.  it is just this - what happens when the next function comes around, and she ISN'T included?  Then she wonders why, after all, I'm Special, they made me princess last time.  And then the next time comes around, and she isn't included and she gets mad.  And then the next time, and the next, and before long you have a bitter little girl that can't understand why people can not recognize her as Special, and before you know it a sweet little girl is transformed into a bitter asshole that hates regular people.

Trust me, regular people get very tired of dealing with the "special", especially when they don't have to.  How many of these people are going to make it a point to remain this girl's friend after school?  My guess is - few.  Regular people move on, have lives, and forget all about that one nite when they let a down's victim feel like part of the group, while she will still be living in that moment, that one moment when everyone cared - and is wondering why no one cares anymore.
 
2013-09-14 02:32:16 PM  
friendsofzara.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-14 02:32:56 PM  
largedon:

At our school, there's been a real push over the last 10 years or so to include the special needs students into the social aspect of the school and not just shove them all in a room in the back of the school and forget about it.  So now most of the special needs kids have a lot of friends in the general ed population.  One of the amazing things is when one of our spec ed kids goes into a gen ed class for a semester.  The other kids will almost fight to sit with them and help them.  This push has removed most of the stigma that used to be associated with the spec ed kids because the gen ed students know and understand them better.  Of course there are a still a few a-holes that make fun of them.

/Special Ed teacher


It was like this at my high school, however it was tough on the school. The school was in a rather well off area compared to the others in the district, so they sent the special needs kids there. We had all sorts of ranges of functioning, from "mildly autistic" to "can do nothing but make squealing noises" There was a family who put a pretty big burden on the school though. To atone for sins, they collected special needs kids like Ash collected Pokemon, and then put the onus of educating them on the local school, which was a school of about 400. Having one family putting in 12 special needs kids along with about a dozen others, all with varying needs was trying to the staff. Not to mention dealing with the constant budget cuts because the schools in poorer areas of the district were the ones that needed enough janitors, lightbulbs, and so on.

The students really stepped up and were good to the kids. Having grown up with the mentally handicapped my life due to my uncle being severely handicapped, it made me proud of my fellow students.
 
2013-09-14 02:34:58 PM  
She wore a rhinestone tiara and carried a dozen long-stemmed potatoes.

Someone had to do it!
 
2013-09-14 02:42:54 PM  

mafiageek1980: Antagonism: mafiageek1980: I know this is fark and all, but some of yall are being real assholes about this. Just saying.

You sound downy.

Oh wow. I am sooo offended about your attempt at a joke.


Don't let fark get you down, man.
 
2013-09-14 02:44:32 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Pity gets a hero tag?


^ This x1000.
 
2013-09-14 02:47:22 PM  
There's something about this that really feels off to me. I mean sure, it's a nice story, but it seems more like a way for the other kids to feel better about themselves than any real appreciation of this girl as a person. It feels soulless, like the school was doing what they thought inclusive people would do, without really understanding what that means in a broader context.
 
2013-09-14 02:49:55 PM  

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: Couldn't help but think of this:

[cdn.someecards.com image 425x237]

able-bodied/white guilt is a complex dysfunction.  I always say that my family fought for the north, so black people actually owe me.  Maybe they could shine my shoes?

/Que the hatred to show me that im insensitve.  That makes sense.



Your post seems oddly appropriate for this thread.
 
2013-09-14 02:54:59 PM  

frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.


Being retarded doesn't make you a hero.
 
2013-09-14 02:58:55 PM  

hardinparamedic: Kit Fister: Just when I thought I had started to find a LITTLE faith in humanity, I read the fark comments.

No. Some of us have learned that teenagers are satan incarnate, and never as benevolent as the media would have us to believe.

It's not a glass half full or empty kind of thing. It's the glass is completely empty, and has the crust from the last person who had it still on the rim.


That's just like, your own baggage man has nothing to do with this story.  There are some good kids in the world.  Just because you don't believe it does not mean it isn't true.
 
2013-09-14 03:00:20 PM  

hodet: There are some good kids in the world.


and very few of them attend middle\high school.

/just saying.
 
2013-09-14 03:02:33 PM  

MemeSlave: Being retarded doesn't make you a hero.


As you and others have already proven.  But being retarded and not letting other retards bring you down to their level does make you a hero.
 
2013-09-14 03:10:08 PM  

Riff-Raff: But being retarded and not letting other retards bring you down to their level does make you a hero.


does she have the capability to understand that?
 
2013-09-14 03:16:53 PM  
gee, pretend to like her for a day, then go back to treating her like cr*p the other 364 days of the year.  Hero tag?
 
2013-09-14 03:17:07 PM  

frepnog: Riff-Raff: But being retarded and not letting other retards bring you down to their level does make you a hero.

does she have the capability to understand that?


Does it matter?  She is a human being who does not understand what it means to be malicious or cruel.  She enjoys life to its fullest every day, finding joy in things none of us would notice.  Maybe she's the way humanity is supposed to be and the rest of us who are farking up the planet are all one chromosome shy.
 
2013-09-14 03:19:56 PM  

frepnog: skinink: This helps no one? It also doesn't hurt anyone. It's a nice gesture that makes a great memory for that girl.

the problem is that she is a down's victim.  her memory will be that she is special, that she deserves special treatment, that people think she is awesome.  That is just not reality, and she will not be able to deal with it like a normal person when the reality of what her life likely will be will set in - or she will continue to live her life in that one moment and never move past it.

Be nice to her.  Be her friend. Be genuine.

But being genuine is not making her homecoming queen, pretending she is truly special, and making her feel like she is more than she is.  This SEEMS like a great idea, but trust me - it will do more harm than any good, and was mostly done for the people that are not her "LOOK HOW NICE WE ARE!  WE MADE THIS TARD HOMECOMING QUEEN!"  Which is exactly what they are actually thinking, because people are selfish assholes.

You ever see the Family Guy episode when Chris asks out the Down's girl, and what an ass she is?  That was closer to reality than you think.  Doing stuff like this is exactly what turns a sweet Down's girl into an entitled asshole that doesn't know any better because as a Down's victim she doesn't have the skills to cope with it.


Oh, you mean that that can't happen to normal good-looking girls?


/also came for the Carrie references
//Stephen King was an awesome storyteller. Don't read much of his stuff these days. For a while actually. Pre-Delores Claiborne
 
2013-09-14 03:20:00 PM  
BTW, why are you argueing about what Fark tag this story should have got? Fer Chrissakes, it's a tag for a story on a News Aggregator site, not a presentation of a Purple Heart to the girl. You people are petty.
 
2013-09-14 03:20:35 PM  

Riff-Raff: frepnog: Riff-Raff: But being retarded and not letting other retards bring you down to their level does make you a hero.

does she have the capability to understand that?

Does it matter?  She is a human being who does not understand what it means to be malicious or cruel.  She enjoys life to its fullest every day, finding joy in things none of us would notice.  Maybe she's the way humanity is supposed to be and the rest of us who are farking up the planet are all one chromosome shy.


If that was so, then mankind would have accomplished exactly dick-all in the grand scheme of things.  A race of retarded people would pretty much get nothing done.  The only reason the retarded get anything done NOW is because the able enable it.

Stop hating your own species, dude.  We are capable of great horrors, but we are capable of great things as well, and the great outweigh the horrible.
 
2013-09-14 03:22:07 PM  

Resident Muslim: Oh, you mean that that can't happen to normal good-looking girls?


of course it can, but they know exactly why they are being assholes.
 
2013-09-14 03:32:26 PM  

Resident Muslim: //Stephen King was an awesome storyteller. Don't read much of his stuff these days. For a while actually. Pre-Delores Claiborne


read 11/23/63  It's great
 
2013-09-14 03:32:43 PM  
frepnog: ..  the problem is that she is a down's victim.  her memory will be that she is special, that she deserves special treatment, that people think she is awesome.  That is just not reality..

How jaded are you that you think it's simply not possible that her classmates think she's awesome?
 
2013-09-14 03:37:43 PM  

GrahamManning: Freshmen don't get proms anyway, their entire system is flawed


It said homecoming. There is usually a dance.
 
2013-09-14 03:38:40 PM  

Deedeemarz: It said homecoming. There is usually a dance.


Too bad all she could do was the Sped.
 
2013-09-14 03:38:58 PM  

Archae hippy: How jaded are you that you think it's simply not possible that her classmates think she's awesome?


Said this before - when her time at school is done, the amount of people she attended school with that will keep thinking she is awesome will fall to few to none.  I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it.  They don't think she is "awesome".  They think she is SAD and they make themselves feel good by doing things for her because most people are just not that altruistic - ESPECIALLY middle\high school kids.  Trust me - if it was more acceptable to pull her hair and call her retarded, THAT is what they would be doing - just like it was before the current trend of making the retarded feel "special".  Maybe not be right, but it is what it is, man.  If it was truly selfless - it would never make any headlines, it would just happen.  But no, "LOOKIT US AND HOW NICE WE ARE TO THIS RETARDED GIRL!  AREN'T WE JUST GREAT??"
 
2013-09-14 03:46:55 PM  

GrahamManning: Resident Muslim: //Stephen King was an awesome storyteller. Don't read much of his stuff these days. For a while actually. Pre-Delores Claiborne

read 11/23/63  It's great


Will keep it in mind.

Thanks.
 
2013-09-14 04:16:45 PM  

frepnog: Archae hippy: How jaded are you that you think it's simply not possible that her classmates think she's awesome?

Said this before - when her time at school is done, the amount of people she attended school with that will keep thinking she is awesome will fall to few to none.  I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it.  They don't think she is "awesome".  They think she is SAD and they make themselves feel good by doing things for her because most people are just not that altruistic - ESPECIALLY middle\high school kids.  Trust me - if it was more acceptable to pull her hair and call her retarded, THAT is what they would be doing - just like it was before the current trend of making the retarded feel "special".  Maybe not be right, but it is what it is, man.  If it was truly selfless - it would never make any headlines, it would just happen.  But no, "LOOKIT US AND HOW NICE WE ARE TO THIS RETARDED GIRL!  AREN'T WE JUST GREAT??"


Which is more important, giving this little girl who by your own admission will have difficulties in the "real world" a happy memory, or these kids being authentically altruistic?  Most people  want to feel good about themselves, its just that high school students are generally more shameless in how they do it.  What would you have preferred to have happened in this situation?
 
2013-09-14 04:20:07 PM  
You've got to look your best tonight,You tubby little parasite,'Cause there's a lovely lady and she's waiting for you.And though her pretty face may seemA special person's wettest dreamBefore you get to see it there are things you must do.We'll try a tie and boutonniere of yellowOr a rose that shows that you're a classy fellowWith the posh panache of Jefferson at MonticelloBusting out a mile with style.I know you just can't wait to stareAt all that luscious orange hairBut, boy, before you touch a single curl,You must impress that ultra bloomin',All-consumin', poorly groomin'Down's Syndrome girl.On any normal day you reekAs if you're on a farting streak.Your finger's up your nose And you are dripping with drool.But if you want a lady's love,You're better off by smelling ofA gentleman's cologne instead of sneakers and stool.A squirt, a spurtOf something just for EllenAnd you'll see, that sheWill find you so compellin'And she does, becauseThe only smell that she'll be smellin'Won't be coming from your bum.(farts)You wanna take that little whoreAnd spin her on the dancing floor,But boy, before you do a single twirl,You must impress that effervescing,Self-possessing, no BS-ingDown's Syndrome girl.Her eyes are emerald portalsTo a secret land of loveAnd her smile is like the sweetest summer flower.Her kiss is so invitingAnd her hugs are so delighting,And what makes them really niceIs that they've got a little spice,Because they're tighter than a viseAnd they go on for an hour.(Stewie and Chris tap dance)My boy, between the two of us,We'll get you on that shorty busAnd then you're gonna take it for a whirl.Now go impress that super-thrilling,Wish-fulfilling, Yoo-Hoo spilling,Ultra-swinging, boner-bringing,Gaily singing, dingalinging,Stupefying, fortifying,As of Monday, shoelace tying,Stimulating, titillating,Kitty-cat impersonating,Mega-rocking, pillow-talking,Just a little crooked walking,Coyly pouting, booby-sprouting:For some reason always shouting,Fascinating, captivating,Happiness and joy creating...(glass shatters)Down's Syndrome Girl!
 
2013-09-14 04:21:30 PM  
i257.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-14 04:23:06 PM  

frepnog: Riff-Raff: But being retarded and not letting other retards bring you down to their level does make you a hero.

does she have the capability to understand that?


She lacks 'legal' capacity. Someone said something about Chucky Cheese. Perfect.
 
2013-09-14 04:23:55 PM  
That's great, but not "Hero" tag great. Let's not dilute its meaning, subby.
 
2013-09-14 04:24:16 PM  

frepnog: Archae hippy: How jaded are you that you think it's simply not possible that her classmates think she's awesome?

Said this before - when her time at school is done, the amount of people she attended school with that will keep thinking she is awesome will fall to few to none.  I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it.  They don't think she is "awesome".  They think she is SAD and they make themselves feel good by doing things for her because most people are just not that altruistic - ESPECIALLY middle\high school kids.  Trust me - if it was more acceptable to pull her hair and call her retarded, THAT is what they would be doing - just like it was before the current trend of making the retarded feel "special".  Maybe not be right, but it is what it is, man.  If it was truly selfless - it would never make any headlines, it would just happen.  But no, "LOOKIT US AND HOW NICE WE ARE TO THIS RETARDED GIRL!  AREN'T WE JUST GREAT??"


...damn.  You are seriously the single most bitter, cynical person I've ever met.  I especially love the "I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it."  No, I DON'T know it.  Every single person with Downs that I've ever met has been a happy, friendly person, and the kids with Downs that I went to school with all had huge social circles because people  genuinely liked them.  We weren't friends with them because we pitied them, we were friends with them because we actually enjoyed their company.  And, shockingly, we stayed friends with them after high school was over.

The fact that it made headlines doesn't mean the kids were looking for headlines.  The local papers sent someone to cover homecoming at my high school every year, because the sports section dedicated a page or two every day to local high school sports.  And I was from Portland, Oregon, which is far larger than Frankfort, Indiana.

Your adamant contention that teenagers as a whole are vile creatures completely incapable of even a glimmer of basic human decency or genuine friendship for the disabled says far more about you than it does about the high schoolers in the article.
 
2013-09-14 04:24:44 PM  

Riff-Raff: frepnog: Riff-Raff: But being retarded and not letting other retards bring you down to their level does make you a hero.

does she have the capability to understand that?

Does it matter?  She is a human being who does not understand what it means to be malicious or cruel.  She enjoys life to its fullest every day, finding joy in things none of us would notice.  Maybe she's the way humanity is supposed to be and the rest of us who are farking up the planet are all one chromosome shy.

hear, hear.
 
2013-09-14 04:37:20 PM  

frepnog: Astorix: mafiageek1980: I know this is fark and all, but some of yall are being real assholes about this. Just saying.

More than usual.

it isn't that.  it is just this - what happens when the next function comes around, and she ISN'T included?  Then she wonders why, after all, I'm Special, they made me princess last time.  And then the next time comes around, and she isn't included and she gets mad.  And then the next time, and the next, and before long you have a bitter little girl that can't understand why people can not recognize her as Special, and before you know it a sweet little girl is transformed into a bitter asshole that hates regular people.


And before you know it, she goes to farmers market with an AR-15 strapped to her back to "make a point".
 
2013-09-14 04:38:00 PM  

Lachwen: frepnog: Archae hippy: How jaded are you that you think it's simply not possible that her classmates think she's awesome?

Said this before - when her time at school is done, the amount of people she attended school with that will keep thinking she is awesome will fall to few to none.  I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it.  They don't think she is "awesome".  They think she is SAD and they make themselves feel good by doing things for her because most people are just not that altruistic - ESPECIALLY middle\high school kids.  Trust me - if it was more acceptable to pull her hair and call her retarded, THAT is what they would be doing - just like it was before the current trend of making the retarded feel "special".  Maybe not be right, but it is what it is, man.  If it was truly selfless - it would never make any headlines, it would just happen.  But no, "LOOKIT US AND HOW NICE WE ARE TO THIS RETARDED GIRL!  AREN'T WE JUST GREAT??"

...damn.  You are seriously the single most bitter, cynical person I've ever met.  I especially love the "I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it."  No, I DON'T know it.  Every single person with Downs that I've ever met has been a happy, friendly person, and the kids with Downs that I went to school with all had huge href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7933351/86472776#c86472776">Lachwen : frepnog: Archae hippy: How jaded are you that you think it's simply not possible that her classmates think she's awesome?

Said this before - when her time at school is done, the amount of people she attended school with that will keep thinking she is awesome will fall to few to none.  I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it.  They don't think she is "awesome".  They think she is SAD and they make themselves feel good by doing things for her because most people are just not that altruistic - ESPECIALLY middle\high school kids.  Trust me - if it was more acceptable to pull her hair and call her retarded, THAT is what they would be doing - just like it was before the current trend of making the retarded feel "special".  Maybe not be right, but it is what it is, man.  If it was truly selfless - it would never make any headlines, it would just happen.  But no, "LOOKIT US AND HOW NICE WE ARE TO THIS RETARDED GIRL!  AREN'T WE JUST GREAT??"

...damn.  You are seriously the single most bitter, cynical person I've ever met.  I especially love the "I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it."  No, I DON'T know it.  Every single person with Downs that I've ever met has been a happy, friendly person, and the kids with Downs that I went to school with all had huge social circles because people  genuinely liked them.  We weren't friends with them because we pitied them, we were friends with them because we actually enjoyed their company.  And, shockingly, we stayed friends with them after high school was over.

The fact that it made headlines doesn't mean the kids were looking for headlines.  The local papers sent someone to cover homecoming at my high school every year, because the sports section dedicated a page or two every day to local high school sports.  And I was from Portland, Oregon, which is far larger than Frankfort, Indiana.

Your adamant contention that teenagers as a whole are vile creatures completely incapable of even a glimmer of basic human decencyLachwen: frepnog: Archae hippy: How jaded are you that you think it's simply not possible that her classmates think she's awesome?

Said this before - when her time at school is done, the amount of people she attended school with that will keep thinking she is awesome will fall to few to none.  I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it.  They don't think she is "awesome".  They think she is SAD and they make themselves feel good by doing things for her because most people are just not that altruistic - ESPECIALLY middle\high school kids.  Trust me - if it was more acceptable to pull her hair and call her retarded, THAT is what they would be doing - just like it was before the current trend of making the retarded feel "special".  Maybe not be right, but it is what it is, man.  If it was truly selfless - it would never make any headlines, it would just happen.  But no, "LOOKIT US AND HOW NICE WE ARE TO THIS RETARDED GIRL!  AREN'T WE JUST GREAT??"

...damn.  You are seriously the single most bitter, cynical person I've ever met.  I especially love the "I could be wrong - but I am not, and you know it."  No, I DON'T know it.  Every single person with Downs that I've ever met has been a happy, friendly person, and the kids with Downs that I went to school with all had huge social circles because people  genuinely liked them.  We weren't friends with them because we pitied them, we were friends with them because we actually enjoyed their company.  And, shockingly, we stayed friends with them after high school was over.

The fact that it made headlines doesn't mean the kids were looking for headlines.  The local papers sent someone to cover homecoming at my high school every year, because the sports section dedicated a page or two every day to local high school sports.  And I was from Portland, Oregon, which is far larger than Frankfort.

I finally had to push the ignore button. I guess some people have not an ounce of human decency left in them, so can't possibly see anybody else having any decency in them. I'm glad there have been a few kind hearted posters in here because I was truly worried we were truly in a race to the bottom.

 
2013-09-14 04:50:35 PM  
Stories like this let me swell the ranks of my ignore list and my favorites list at the same time. And oddly, after each one, I see fewer and fewer assholes in the comments sections.

Is this social Darwinism, Fark edition?
 
2013-09-14 05:00:55 PM  

Dinki: I don't have a problem with them electing her to be a homecoming princess. It may very well be that she is a well liked girl at the school. And after all, home coming princess is not much more than a popularity contest. I do have an issue with some of the other things schools and organizations have done for down kids in attempts to make them 'special'. I'm specifically thinking of the kid that scored a touchdown in a high school game. The condescending attitude of the players, even if they did it with the best of intentions, just makes me feel creepy. While we want to believe that the kid never realized that his 'achievement' was simply a staged event, what if he did? How would you feel if you knew that your proudest moment was just something provided by others out of pity? I think down syndrome kids would be better served by being encouraged to succeed at something, no matter how small,on their own. It may not be as thrilling as a football 'touchdown', but it would be real, and they would be rightfully proud of the achievement.


That's what has me feeling uneasy about so many of these stories too.  TFA was just a popularity contest, but so many of the other similar stories aren't, and surely some of those kids know exactly what's going on.  Seems to me just including kids in the normal population of kids (so, odds are, spectator at the football game, unofficially cheerleading with friends in the stands, going for pizza afterwards etc) is more... genuine.
 
2013-09-14 05:16:13 PM  

frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.


As opposed to how much more a normal girl is helped when she wins right?
 
2013-09-14 05:17:33 PM  

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: Couldn't help but think of this:

[cdn.someecards.com image 425x237]

able-bodied/white guilt is a complex dysfunction.  I always say that my family fought for the north, so black people actually owe me.  Maybe they could shine my shoes?

/Que the hatred to show me that im insensitve.  That makes sense.


thatsthejoke.jpg

These kids voted for her for the same reason white people voted for obama.  It's a cleansing in their minds.  It gives them an out everytime they do something unsavory for the next 2 years.  "But I voted for debby downser!"  Will be their internal coaching every time they think about a stinky homeless person or steal a handicapped spot.

In other words, I CALL SHENANIGANS!!
 
2013-09-14 05:18:43 PM  

hardinparamedic: I wonder if they actually did this as a joke, and are playing it off as something nice.

A few years ago there was a school in Middle Mississippi that did this to a girl with Downs syndrome, and it was all just a big laugh at her expense.


this

I'm always suspicious of the student's motives in these situations.
 
2013-09-14 05:45:16 PM  
The story gave me hope.

Oh, and you farkers that are worried about Kimmy thinking she is special have forgotten the most important thing.

Everyone is special.
 
2013-09-14 05:53:31 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Kimmay!


you bastard.
 
2013-09-14 06:06:25 PM  

salimanmanbebobjo: The story gave me hope.

Oh, and you farkers that are worried about Kimmy thinking she is special have forgotten the most important thing.

Everyone is special.

 She's retarded.

/Aisle seat, please.
 
2013-09-14 06:46:36 PM  

ReapTheChaos: frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.

As opposed to how much more a normal girl is helped when she wins right?


A normal girl at least gets laid
 
2013-09-14 06:51:29 PM  
Some high schools need to be burned to the ground with the students and faculty inside.  They are rotten to the core and there doesn't seem to be anyway to fix them.  I'm referring to those schools with multiple suicides each year because of bullying while the teachers and administrators turned a blind eye because deep down they thought it was ok to fark with that gay little heathen.

Then there are schools like this that restores my faith in our young people.  There is hope.
 
2013-09-14 07:00:48 PM  

OgreMagi: Some high schools need to be burned to the ground with the students and faculty inside.  They are rotten to the core and there doesn't seem to be anyway to fix them.  I'm referring to those schools with multiple suicides each year because of bullying while the teachers and administrators turned a blind eye because deep down they thought it was ok to fark with that gay little heathen.

Then there are schools like this that restores my faith in our young people.  There is hope.


What about the schools with Down syndrome prom queens AND bullying?  Should we only burn, say, the west wing, and part of the gymnasium?
 
2013-09-14 07:09:17 PM  
Did they really have to use the word "special" in the headline?
 
2013-09-14 07:46:18 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.

It doesn't? you don't think the other students helped the girl have a great evening and feel like she belonged?


Uh, they perhaps should have made her feel like she belonged every day she went to school.

OTOH I guess it's memorable and a bunch of kids got to feel special because they did something nice.

I can't even remember who was prom queen at my high school.  Yeah, we had prom queens, not princesses but I guess that was before queen meant a gay dude.
 
2013-09-14 07:51:50 PM  

salimanmanbebobjo: Everyone is special.


... Which is another way of saying no one is.
 
2013-09-14 07:55:47 PM  
i268.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-14 08:05:27 PM  

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: OgreMagi: Some high schools need to be burned to the ground with the students and faculty inside.  They are rotten to the core and there doesn't seem to be anyway to fix them.  I'm referring to those schools with multiple suicides each year because of bullying while the teachers and administrators turned a blind eye because deep down they thought it was ok to fark with that gay little heathen.

Then there are schools like this that restores my faith in our young people.  There is hope.

What about the schools with Down syndrome prom queens AND bullying?  Should we only burn, say, the west wing, and part of the gymnasium?


It means there is some hope for that school because bullying hasn't become an accepted part of the institution.  Unless voting the special needs kid as prom queen was an elaborate joke.  Then burn baby burn.
 
2013-09-14 08:11:33 PM  
Patronizing bullshiat. As a lifelong body-cripple, I wouldn't have accepted such a disgusting handout. I went to my prom, I danced my broken ass off, and I had a great time and I did it on my own... with my date. :)
 
2013-09-14 08:13:54 PM  
s21.postimg.org
 
2013-09-14 08:47:14 PM  

RKade: Patronizing bullshiat. As a lifelong body-cripple, I wouldn't have accepted such a disgusting handout. I went to my prom, I danced my broken ass off, and I had a great time and I did it on my own... with my date. :)


Yeah. I tend to feel this way, too. It feels like patronizing mush to me. Is it nice for the girl? Probably, and I guess that's worth something, but it's not genuine. It's a manufactured honor for someone they see as "different but special".

On the other hand, homecoming court is total bullshiat anyway, so whatever. If the preps want to hand the crown to someone to make themselves all feel better, rather than fighting over it themselves, I guess that's a step toward humanity for them.
 
2013-09-14 08:47:44 PM  

RKade: Patronizing bullshiat. As a lifelong body-cripple, I wouldn't have accepted such a disgusting handout. I went to my prom, I danced my broken ass off, and I had a great time and I did it on my own... with my date. :)


'xactly.  My sister has CP as a result of being a premie.. these handouts are either elaborate pranks or pity.  Either way, anyone WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS WTF THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT would see this as anything but heroic.  It's mean or guilt induced.  Not heroic.
 
2013-09-14 08:52:00 PM  

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: RKade: Patronizing bullshiat. As a lifelong body-cripple, I wouldn't have accepted such a disgusting handout. I went to my prom, I danced my broken ass off, and I had a great time and I did it on my own... with my date. :)

'xactly.  My sister has CP as a result of being a premie.. these handouts are either elaborate pranks or pity.  Either way, anyone WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS WTF THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT would see this as anything but heroic.  It's mean or guilt induced.  Not heroic.


Pretty much this. While this kind of thing gives people warm and fuzzies, in reality it's done out of pity, or because they want to subtly insult this girl.
 
2013-09-14 08:57:40 PM  

Lord Farkwad: [s21.postimg.org image 640x425]


I knew it was a matter of time until someone here picked up a picture of my daughter.
 
2013-09-14 08:58:41 PM  
my question is why such a person is in "high school" to begin with?
then again, it is US public education, so it's not like a high school diploma is beyond her capabilities.

/no, you can't have a music class, and your science labs are going to be under supplied... we need to buy iPads for the speds.
 
2013-09-14 09:18:50 PM  
Hero tag? Really?
 
2013-09-14 09:19:48 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat.  IT HELPS NO ONE.

It doesn't? you don't think the other students helped the girl have a great evening and feel like she belonged?


And the next day they went back to ignoring her and making 'tard jokes behind her back.
 
2013-09-14 09:20:37 PM  

Plinth: Lord Farkwad: [s21.postimg.org image 640x425]

I knew it was a matter of time until someone here picked up a picture of my daughter.


childrenwithmicro.org
 
2013-09-14 09:22:26 PM  
I don't know when this "everyone is special" crap started but I do recognize that we have gotten worse as a result of it. If we are all the same then how do you work out the ones who need strict attention and more specialized education? I blame the South and their overcompensation of liberal educational ideals and always will.
 
2013-09-14 10:38:35 PM  

hardinparamedic: Plinth: Lord Farkwad: [s21.postimg.org image 640x425]

I knew it was a matter of time until someone here picked up a picture of my daughter.

[childrenwithmicro.org image 485x359]


You want creepy, just google "myah walker something awful."

/and oh so sad on many levels
//in 100% sincerity
 
2013-09-14 10:49:12 PM  
This thread sure brought out the dicks!
 
2013-09-14 10:53:59 PM  

hardinparamedic: Plinth: Lord Farkwad: [s21.postimg.org image 640x425]

I knew it was a matter of time until someone here picked up a picture of my daughter.

[childrenwithmicro.org image 485x359]



Gooble-gobble, gooble-gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
 
2013-09-14 10:58:45 PM  
You know what? That's a fantastic idea. Let's just pretend that people with Down Syndrome don't actually have it. We can give them a cool job directing traffic, pay off a prostitute to act as their spouse, the whole works!

We did it! We defeated Down Syndrome!

/these kids are using a mentally disabled person for their own benefit, but that's pretty much what you would expect from high schoolers.
 
2013-09-14 11:28:32 PM  

Novart: You know what? That's a fantastic idea. Let's just pretend that people with Down Syndrome don't actually have it. We can give them a cool job directing traffic, pay off a prostitute to act as their spouse, the whole works!

We did it! We defeated Down Syndrome!

/these kids are using a mentally disabled person for their own benefit, but that's pretty much what you would expect from high schoolers.


Making someone a prom princess is a far cry from pretending they don't have Down's.
 
2013-09-14 11:54:34 PM  
Glass was escorted by Clinton Prairie lineman Zane Cook.

$5 says that this young man also escorted her to a hotel room, ripped that dress off of her, threw her naked and ready body onto the bed, then banged her so hard that extra chromosome falls out of her anus.
 
2013-09-15 12:22:21 AM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: Glass was escorted by Clinton Prairie lineman Zane Cook.

$5 says that this young man also escorted her to a hotel room, ripped that dress off of her, threw her naked and ready body onto the bed, then banged her so hard that extra chromosome falls out of her anus.


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I don't think she's "ready" for anything, you're farked up
 
2013-09-15 12:26:58 AM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Kimmay!


Sweet Jesus I laughed so hard I snorted.


I'm so going to hell...
 
2013-09-15 12:36:40 AM  

Lord Farkwad: [s21.postimg.org image 640x425]


♫ WHY DO THEY ALWAYS HERP-A-DERP!?!?!?!? WHY DO THEY ALWAYS HERP-A-DERP!?!?!?!?!? ♫
 
2013-09-15 12:56:52 AM  
So she's voted Homecoming Queen just because she's a tard? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
 
2013-09-15 06:28:27 AM  

Unoriginal_Username: frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat. IT HELPS NO ONE.

It doesn't? you don't think the other students helped the girl have a great evening and feel like she belonged?


This reeks of children improving their behaviour just before Christmas. Afterwards 99.9% of the people who voted for her still won't give her the time of day and the 0.1% already interacted with her. On the scale of good deeds this ranks just above liking an image macro against bullying. But only because this took some actual effort. It would have ranked higher if there was some actual sustained effort, now she belonged but people won't like her better tomorrow.

She'll have her hopes up and feel good now, and then she'll be in for the plunge when she finds out that no, not everyone wants to be her friend. They just voted for her because they wanted to feel good about themselves or because of peer pressure.

/Cynic?
//Only a little
 
2013-09-15 07:27:41 AM  

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"They're all gonna laugh at you"


Came for the Carrie reference, laughing hysterically waiting for the resulting apocalypse.
 
2013-09-15 11:42:38 AM  

DerAppie: Unoriginal_Username: frepnog: on the one hand, cool for giving a person a nice nite.

on the other...

STOP DOING THIS shiat. IT HELPS NO ONE.

It doesn't? you don't think the other students helped the girl have a great evening and feel like she belonged?

This reeks of children improving their behaviour just before Christmas. Afterwards 99.9% of the people who voted for her still won't give her the time of day and the 0.1% already interacted with her. On the scale of good deeds this ranks just above liking an image macro against bullying. But only because this took some actual effort. It would have ranked higher if there was some actual sustained effort, now she belonged but people won't like her better tomorrow.

She'll have her hopes up and feel good now, and then she'll be in for the plunge when she finds out that no, not everyone wants to be her friend. They just voted for her because they wanted to feel good about themselves or because of peer pressure.

/Cynic?
//Only a little


Somebody else said the same thing up thread.  I asked them what would have been a better outcome in this situation, which they never got back to me on.  Since you're here now, maybe you can answer.  What would you have preferred to have happened here?
 
2013-09-15 12:26:28 PM  

tetsoushima: Somebody else said the same thing up thread. I asked them what would have been a better outcome in this situation, which they never got back to me on. Since you're here now, maybe you can answer. What would you have preferred to have happened here?


What I would have preferred? Genetic screenings. But we can't have that because of "You know who else did eugenics?" Let us then look at the case at hand. TFA is rather short on details so I'm just going to make some wild guesses about how I think this went down.

1. The autistic girl has some friends who like her
2. Those friends pity her for what she is and isn't so they want her to have a nice evening (even if they wouldn't describe it like that).
3. They lobby for people to vote for her and people either agree to vote for her out of apathy, amusement, self righteousness or some other reason. But not because they are her friends, because no matter how kind and loving Kimmy is, no way that most of the school considers her a friend in anything other than the facebook meaning of the word.
4. She has a nice night
5. Wakes up the next day and suddenly all those nice people who voted for her still don't care a bit more than they did before

So what should have happened? Her friends should have simply taken her along to the party and have had a nice night by themselves. Kimmy would have had a nice memory of the night with her friends and she'd at least know what she was dealing with. No politics, no snickering, no feel good moments for the other students. Just Kimmy and her friends. Like 90% of the other people at the event. And then, years later, there won't be a Kimmy with an exaggerated view of how people view her but a Kimmy who is more down to earth and aware of her abilities and her shortcomings.
 
2013-09-15 03:06:06 PM  

DerAppie: whargarbl

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lolwut? She's not autistic. She shouldn't be pitied at all, especially if she functions high enough to go to a regular school.

They've been screening for and aborting kids with Downs for YEARS. It doesn't require genetic screening and is not somethig that is passed on due to genetics. It's because old women shouldn't fark. Now that I think about it, Downs is the #1 reason why abortion needs to stay legal.
Anyway, your was about the most farked up post I have ever read on Fark. You have some serious issues and should consider seeking some spiritual guidance, which should not be confused with religion.
 
2013-09-15 03:53:46 PM  

cretinbob: lolwut? She's not autistic. She shouldn't be pitied at all, especially if she functions high enough to go to a regular school.


Sorry, made a typo. As in, typo'd a different word instead of the one I wanted. Errors do happen. Anyway, just because she "shouldn't" be pitied doesn't mean that people don't. Chances are the one reason they elected her is because she does have Downs. Not because she is such a great person.

They've been screening for and aborting kids with Downs for YEARS. It doesn't require genetic screening and is not somethig that is passed on due to genetics. It's because old women shouldn't fark.

I never claimed it was hereditary. I merely insinuated (quite clearly) that they should check during pregnancy to see if there are serious disorders present. And then, well, I for one would not opt to raise a child with Down Syndrome,

Now that I think about it, Downs is the #1 reason why abortion needs to stay legal.

With you on that one.

Anyway, your was about the most farked up post I have ever read on Fark. You have some serious issues and should consider seeking some spiritual guidance, which should not be confused with religion.

Okay, just point out which part is the farked up part.

Paragraph 1: The part where I admit to be in favour of eugenics by way of screening embryos for genetic/chromosomal defects and find it sad that Hitler gave the procedure such a bad name?

It isn't as if I'm suggesting we go around killing people or force abortions on women. Just that the screening is standard and that there is a very serious talk with the parents. We have the ability and there is no reason why people shouldn't know what they are getting into. A child might be a joy in life, but a child with severe mental issues is a burden for life (again, even if people don't call it that. I'm sure parents enjoy spending 5 hours a day each making sure their 30 year old doesn't eat the laundry detergent etc).

Paragraph 2: The part where I make some wild assumptions that most kids in the school don't actually care about Kimmy and treat it like a feel good moment in which they can help "the poor girl" achieve something? I went to a school of just 2500, if there was a Downs kid transferring into my year there I wouldn't run to befriend him/her. I'd go "meh." Even more so if (s)he was in years below me. I didn't care for 99.99% of them so justifying ignoring one more would be pretty easy.

Or maybe paragraph 3: The part where I say that Kimmy's friends should have just been her friends and not try and push her into the spotlight? Because, as I already claimed, most people in that school really don't care about her and just look at it as a feel good moment at best and a joke at worst. And the whole distorted view of how people view her thing. Especially the distorted view thing.
 
2013-09-15 03:56:41 PM  

DerAppie: but a child with severe mental issues is a burden for life (again, even if people don't call it that. I'm sure parents enjoy spending 5 hours a day each making sure their 30 year old doesn't eat the laundry detergent etc)


BTW, not saying this is Kimmy, considering that she is at a normal high school she'd probably be able to live at least with a degree of autonomy.
 
2013-09-15 04:46:20 PM  

DerAppie: tetsoushima: Somebody else said the same thing up thread. I asked them what would have been a better outcome in this situation, which they never got back to me on. Since you're here now, maybe you can answer. What would you have preferred to have happened here?

What I would have preferred? Genetic screenings. But we can't have that because of "You know who else did eugenics?" Let us then look at the case at hand. TFA is rather short on details so I'm just going to make some wild guesses about how I think this went down.

1. The autistic girl has some friends who like her
2. Those friends pity her for what she is and isn't so they want her to have a nice evening (even if they wouldn't describe it like that).
3. They lobby for people to vote for her and people either agree to vote for her out of apathy, amusement, self righteousness or some other reason. But not because they are her friends, because no matter how kind and loving Kimmy is, no way that most of the school considers her a friend in anything other than the facebook meaning of the word.
4. She has a nice night
5. Wakes up the next day and suddenly all those nice people who voted for her still don't care a bit more than they did before

So what should have happened? Her friends should have simply taken her along to the party and have had a nice night by themselves. Kimmy would have had a nice memory of the night with her friends and she'd at least know what she was dealing with. No politics, no snickering, no feel good moments for the other students. Just Kimmy and her friends. Like 90% of the other people at the event. And then, years later, there won't be a Kimmy with an exaggerated view of how people view her but a Kimmy who is more down to earth and aware of her abilities and her shortcomings.


 I didn't really get the position, now I see where you're coming from.  I agree with some of it, not all of it, which is fine.  I appreciate your honesty and civility.
 
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