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2014-03-21 06:50:54 PM  
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Quit taking it out on the bullied kids, assholes.
 
2014-03-21 06:51:12 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Expel the bullies? That's a little extreme


As I've suggested before:
1st strike: Detention, mandatory parental meeting. If parents seem shady or otherwise likely to have caused the bullying behavior, proceed directly to CPS.
2nd strike: Suspension, mandatory meeting with parents as above. Explain 3rd strike is buh-bye.
3rd strike: Expulsion.

If bully engages in physical violence with anyone, 2nd step should automatically include a referral to juvenile authorities and CPS. If the bully cannot be corrected, as so many claim, then the appropriate places for the bully are either juvenile detention or a mental health facility.

Also, all records on the bullies specific actions are not protected by privacy as they involve another child. Make it clear to bully's parents that the records can and will be forwarded to the victims parents for civil or criminal legal proceedings.
 
2014-03-21 06:52:10 PM  

nburghmatt: GanjSmokr: nekom: FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.

Yeah, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean it's a grand idea.

Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

after being raped does she go back to the same rapey neighborhood wearing the same rapey skirt?

that would make your comparison more valid.


Wow, what a nasty little troll this one is.
 
2014-03-21 06:54:40 PM  
Different:
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Different:
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Different:
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Different:
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Different:
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More than 3 Million people in the US work in fast food, so this is normal:
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When you tell your kids to be "normal" instead of outstanding or exceptional, this is the future you set them up with. All this "proud nail gets hammered flat" is utter bullshiat that the lower nails tell themselves to rationalize why they aren't doing better, it is an excuse and a poor rationalization, not a way of thought that leads to successful adulthood.
 
2014-03-21 06:57:12 PM  
The real hero here is Glenn Beck.
 
2014-03-21 06:57:44 PM  

Old Man Winter: The real hero here is Glenn Beck.


Stopped clock rule.
 
2014-03-21 06:58:31 PM  

K3rmy: real_headhoncho: blatz514: corq: So...Pony Thread?

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Um, no

I'm going with Pony Thread.
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Second hand ponying has awful consequences on those too young

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The school was just thinking in the best interests of the child.


Thank you, I had been looking for these (to, uh...  to terrorize pony threads with, honest!  Why...  why's everyone looking at me like that?)
 
2014-03-21 06:59:52 PM  

hardinparamedic: So are you defending an author who defends and justifies Genocide because he doesn't like humanity?


I'm pretty sure Fark is 70% misanthropes by body weight.

/Some humans suck
//And they want everyone to believe everybody is like that so they don't feel so alone in their suckiness
 
2014-03-21 07:00:20 PM  

firefly212: Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:


More than 3 Million people in the US work in fast food, so this is normal:


When you tell your kids to be "normal" instead of outstanding or exceptional, this is the future you set them up with. All this "proud nail gets hammered flat" is utter bullshiat that the lower nails tell themselves to rationalize why they aren't doing better, it is an excuse and a poor rationalization, not a way of thought that leads to successful adulthood.


Teaching him to be different is not going to make him get ahead in life. Quite frankly the best way to deal with this would be uniforms. Everybody looking the same with no variety alliwed. Your there to learn not to be special.
 
2014-03-21 07:01:05 PM  
Did someone say Pony Play?

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2014-03-21 07:11:44 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: nekom: Crotchrocket Slim:
How is having a kids' show backpack at all comparable to inciting racial strife? This is a retarded stretch even for Fark, and I've made more than my fair share of retarded stretches of logic on Fark.

It isn't.  That's not the point.  The point is that even though bullying is wrong and shouldn't exist, in the real world it DOES.  Kids can be absolutely godawful and that's just a reality of life.  It's just a risk mitigation situation.

I still don't see how having this backpack makes him a target, unless there is a group of people whose identity or family has been oppressed by MLP fans.


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Check your privilege, ableist scum.
 
2014-03-21 07:15:15 PM  

shamanwest: nekom: GanjSmokr:
Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

No, the crime is always the fault of the perpetrator.  That doesn't mean it isn't a stupid idea.  If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?

I'm going to do this in all caps because that was the most farking idiotic piece of shiat ball-licking jackassery I have ever read.

THERE IS A BIG farkING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEARING A SHIRT OR EMBLEM DESIGNED TO OFFEND OR HARASS A MINORITY GROUP AND HAVING A MOTHER farkING PONY BACKPACK.


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2014-03-21 07:16:03 PM  
The school is idiotic for blaming the victim. The parents are idiotic for making the kid a victim.,
 
2014-03-21 07:18:00 PM  
I came expecting a thread littered with adults attempting to justify the physical abuse of an elementary school child over liking a certain cartoon. I was not disappointed.

I'm glad the school got their heads out of their rear ends on the matter. Hopefully the media attention will keep the parents of the bullies more apt to keep their kids under control.
 
2014-03-21 07:18:16 PM  

jso2897: To me, having special rules for kids regarding issues like bullying os poor preparartion for life - I feel that as much as possible, kids should operate under rules similar to those they wil face and have to function under as adults.
Like real life.
In real life, nobody tells you what backpack you can carry around - and if you pick one others find ridiculous, you can expect to suffer mockery.
On the other hand, in real life, people who verbally harrass co-workers because they don't like their backpacks get fired, and people who beat other people because they don't like their backpacks go to jail.
What we do now is coddle the victim and overprotect them, and exercise absurd lenience toward the bullies, who are rarely held to anything resembling an adult standard of behavior.
It's a dirty little secret, but most of us who have been to school know that the school administrators  use bullies as a second line of enforcement - a way of cracking down on non-conformists who don't fall under their official rules.


So.  What were saying here is give the kids a gun and have him "stand his ground?"
 
2014-03-21 07:18:36 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: firefly212: Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:


More than 3 Million people in the US work in fast food, so this is normal:


When you tell your kids to be "normal" instead of outstanding or exceptional, this is the future you set them up with. All this "proud nail gets hammered flat" is utter bullshiat that the lower nails tell themselves to rationalize why they aren't doing better, it is an excuse and a poor rationalization, not a way of thought that leads to successful adulthood.

Teaching him to be different is not going to make him get ahead in life. Quite frankly the best way to deal with this would be uniforms. Everybody looking the same with no variety alliwed. Your there to learn not to be special.


Yay, no variety allowed! Seriously, you've confused beating kids down with helping them to succeed. If your idea of success is attaining the average, and nothing different... then you just go out and be the best burger-flipper you can be.  Some people weren't meant to fit in, and the world would be a much worse place if their parents and society had successfully beaten them into conformity.

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2014-03-21 07:18:52 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Pappas: Whoever tried to ban the backpack should be fired, along with any other faculty who supported it.

Anyone who thinks to solution to bullying is to make the victim change something about themselves doesn't need to be working around children. Period.

You couldn't be more wrong. There is nothing wrong with teaching him conformity. Be unique on your own time kid.


How Chairman Mao of you!
 
2014-03-21 07:20:07 PM  

jso2897: To me, having special rules for kids regarding issues like bullying os poor preparartion for life - I feel that as much as possible, kids should operate under rules similar to those they wil face and have to function under as adults.
Like real life.


Exactly. Not being allowed to carry your MLP backpack is pretty similar to the office that enforces a shirt/tie/slacks dress code.  Even my naked Bettie Page tie was off-limits.  Not a perfect analog, to be sure, but best to teach the child that under some circumstances, you're not permitted to create a distraction.  Parochial schools are a better on that count.

In real life, nobody tells you what backpack you can carry around

Nope.  But they can make ya wear some boring-ass shiat.  And possibly even a paper hat.

 - and if you pick one others find ridiculous, you can expect to suffer mockery.

Or in some cases, give you a very wide berth.

On the other hand, in real life, people who verbally harrass co-workers because they don't like their backpacks get fired,

Er, no.

 and people who beat other people because they don't like their backpacks go to jail.

Okay, can't much deny that.

What we do now is coddle the victim and overprotect them, and exercise absurd lenience toward the bullies, who are rarely held to anything resembling an adult standard of behavior.

There's the bit that puzzles the snot outta me.  But...

It's a dirty little secret, but most of us who have been to school know that the school administrators  use bullies as a second line of enforcement - a way of cracking down on non-conformists who don't fall under their official rules.

Normally I'd say your tin-foil hat needs another layer, but this would explain some nuisance I had in high school.  Without going into a full-blown CSB, it's at least mildly amazing that one can get a week's detention for slugging it out with the class druggie/discipline problem but earn a full 3 day suspension for similar tussle with the football team's star receiver - who was allowed to play football that week, where I was not allowed to march with the band  under the auspices of my being "more mature" and "should know better than to start fights."

In any case, I don't think it's a school administration's place to arbitrarily ban personal decor, unless they go whole-hog and create an actual dress code, or enforce school uniforms or the like.  Cherry-picking out one kid's backpack is just bullying at a different level.  Either make a regulation backpack available to all so that everyone has the same damn thing or STFU about it.

But I will say this, all rules for "personal expression" aside - the dumbass kids that wear their pants hanging halfway down to their knees should be sent home to fetch their parents and a pair of pants that actually fit so they can change their pants and have their parents smacked upside the head for letting the kid have them in the first place.

/Onions.  On my belt.  Deal with it.
 
2014-03-21 07:20:56 PM  

Strolpol: I came expecting a thread littered with adults attempting to justify the physical abuse of an elementary school child over liking a certain cartoon. I was not disappointed.


I may have undersold the amount of misanthropy on Fark. There certainly are a lot of bully-fellators in here, along with the usual crowd of idiot trolls.
 
2014-03-21 07:21:53 PM  
Well...can't say I was expecting this amount of vitriol in a My Little Pony thread!

/If the kid had a gun, nobody would have bullied him.
 
2014-03-21 07:22:10 PM  
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2014-03-21 07:27:10 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Crotchrocket Slim: Mid_mo_mad_man: Crotchrocket Slim: Noticeably F.A.T.: Crotchrocket Slim: I really don't understand people so sociopathic to blame the victim, especially when the victim is a young kid.

There's a difference between blaming the victim and saying that if you know Y will likely happen if you do X, it may not be a horrible idea to not do X if you don't like Y, regardless of Y being fair or deserved.

So... kids can think ahead of time like adults can? Notice how a lot of posters in this thread want to alter the bronie's actions and not the bullies'. This is blaming the victim here for being a victim.

He needs to learn that choices have repercussions. Sometimes being different leads to being mocked. Toughen up you crybaby

Seems to me that the only negative repercussions were directed at the victim here, Captain Empty Pants (look I can flame too big deal)

That's the point I was making.He choose to have a MLP. If he's teased because of it it's on him


Treat it like any other situation.  Suspend the bullies for bullying. If they keep it up, expel them for their poor behavior.
 
2014-03-21 07:27:11 PM  

shtychkn: shamanwest: nekom: GanjSmokr:
Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

No, the crime is always the fault of the perpetrator.  That doesn't mean it isn't a stupid idea.  If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?

I'm going to do this in all caps because that was the most farking idiotic piece of shiat ball-licking jackassery I have ever read.

THERE IS A BIG farkING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEARING A SHIRT OR EMBLEM DESIGNED TO OFFEND OR HARASS A MINORITY GROUP AND HAVING A MOTHER farkING PONY BACKPACK.

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2014-03-21 07:28:06 PM  

real_headhoncho: TV's Vinnie: Glenn Beck is a Brony.

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I now feel officially sick.

Here's the interview with Grayson Bruce. It was a good interview, and he focused on what was important: the bullying.
And no. Glenn is not a Brony. It admitted that twice in the interview.


Thank Celestia.

/though even being a brony could not redeem Beck
 
2014-03-21 07:28:54 PM  
Hopefully with this they'll give him a wider berth:fc08.deviantart.net
 
2014-03-21 07:30:11 PM  

Delawheredad: Look you cretins we are NOT blaming the victim! No it is NOT a woman's fault for being raped but IF SHE CAN AVOID IT she SHOULD NOT park her car in some unlit section of the parking lot miles away from the mall. She is just taking sensible precautions by parking nearer to the  mall and in a well lit area. Carrying pepper spray and/or a weapon would also be good ideas. Are all men rapists? Not at all. Do rapists like to lurk in dark parking lots? ABSOLUTELY!

  Should the kid have the RIGHT to wear any back pack he wants? ABSOLUTELY!

Does that mean his choices are FREE of consequence? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

We tell our kids to not play with fire we also need to teach them how NOT to feed the trolls and A holes of the world!


Are the bullies free from consequence?  No.

Let it play out like any other situation.  Suspend the bullies for bullying.
 
2014-03-21 07:31:31 PM  

jso2897: To me, having special rules for kids regarding issues like bullying os poor preparartion for life - I feel that as much as possible, kids should operate under rules similar to those they wil face and have to function under as adults.
Like real life.
In real life, nobody tells you what backpack you can carry around - and if you pick one others find ridiculous, you can expect to suffer mockery.
On the other hand, in real life, people who verbally harrass co-workers because they don't like their backpacks get fired, and people who beat other people because they don't like their backpacks go to jail.
What we do now is coddle the victim and overprotect them, and exercise absurd lenience toward the bullies, who are rarely held to anything resembling an adult standard of behavior.
It's a dirty little secret, but most of us who have been to school know that the school administrators  use bullies as a second line of enforcement - a way of cracking down on non-conformists who don't fall under their official rules.


Yes, because children are just little adults who have already completed all the appropriate stages of emotional development. There is absolutely no reason for them to be introduced to complex social situations in stages. Throw them right into the wolves, only the strong deserve to live.
 
2014-03-21 07:31:40 PM  

Big_Doofus: .  How about if I drop my nude daughter off


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2014-03-21 07:32:47 PM  
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2014-03-21 07:38:28 PM  

Apatheist: Well...can't say I was expecting this amount of vitriol in a My Little Pony thread!

/If the kid had a gun, nobody would have bullied him.


Never been in a Pony-related thread before?

This is positively civil compared to most of them.
 
2014-03-21 07:40:56 PM  
Personally, I don't know why they let kids watch the show...

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2014-03-21 07:42:24 PM  
I was severely bullied for 6 years in school. That time for me was about one order of magnitude less horrible than Dawn Wiener's life in "Welcome to the Dollhouse".

Kids are assholes and the biggest assholes are assholes because their parents are big assholes too. I still remember staying late after school, 7th grade, for some extracurricular thing and one of my bullies came in with her mom, pointed me out, and the mom burst out laughing at me.

Not really sure what to do about it, but let the kid wear the backpack he wants. It's just My Little Pony for fark's sake. We're starting to live in a society where people don't have to be all masculine or all feminine, and it's the bullies that are going to ultimately have problems if they can't tolerate people coloring outside the lines.
 
2014-03-21 07:42:48 PM  

Delawheredad: Crocrocket Slim

  i grew up in rural Pennsylvania. it was a hick town with virtually no minorities and virtually EVER white citizen was a racist redneck. I was teased in part because my grandmother who lived in the  same town)and Father h had thick Brooklyn accents. This town was so screwed up that when some local POISONED A BLIND TEACHER'S GUIDE DOG the rednecks thought it was utterly hilarious! We only lived there because of my father's job as soon as we graduated my entire family fled the town. NO ONE from my family lives there today. We were smart people in a land of morons and the brought out a LOT of resentment amongst the locals. I was mocked for, among other thing, READING BOOKS IN STUDY HALL! There is a reason that PA outside of Philly and Pittsburgh is know as as Pensyltucky!


You should be happy you got out and find some way to move beyond the bitterness then. I had a similar experience, save for the pet murder (I was from farm country, that sort of dickery was directed at people's livestock which they were economically dependent on). And sad to say, you learned the wrong lessons in childhood frankly.
 
2014-03-21 07:43:25 PM  

Egalitarian: We're starting to live in a society where people don't have to be all masculine or all feminine, and it's the bullies that are going to ultimately have problems if they can't tolerate people coloring outside the lines.


So much this.
 
2014-03-21 07:45:17 PM  

doglover: Personally, I don't know why they let kids watch the show...

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Indeed, especially since Pound Puppies has John DiMaggio, Betty White, and Rene Auberjonois as cast members.
 
2014-03-21 07:47:33 PM  

shtychkn: jso2897: To me, having special rules for kids regarding issues like bullying os poor preparartion for life - I feel that as much as possible, kids should operate under rules similar to those they wil face and have to function under as adults.
Like real life.
In real life, nobody tells you what backpack you can carry around - and if you pick one others find ridiculous, you can expect to suffer mockery.
On the other hand, in real life, people who verbally harrass co-workers because they don't like their backpacks get fired, and people who beat other people because they don't like their backpacks go to jail.
What we do now is coddle the victim and overprotect them, and exercise absurd lenience toward the bullies, who are rarely held to anything resembling an adult standard of behavior.
It's a dirty little secret, but most of us who have been to school know that the school administrators  use bullies as a second line of enforcement - a way of cracking down on non-conformists who don't fall under their official rules.

So.  What were saying here is give the kids a gun and have him "stand his ground?"


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2014-03-21 07:49:49 PM  

Big_Doofus: Delawheredad: Are there ANY sensible parents these days? yes bullying is a scourge we should battle. At the same time part of parental responsibility is teaching your kid how NOT to become a victim. Would I have let my kid wear that back pack to school? Not on your life! It is the SAME  as sending the kid to school with a  "KICK ME!" sign taped to his back! it may not be right but it IS a fact! The world sucks and is full of a holes, learning how to recognize and avoid them is something ALL parents should instill in their kids at the earliest possible age.

Bingo!  Someone actually gets it.

I have three kids, and I realize part of my responsibility as a parent is to try to help my kids NOT be targetspursue any of their interests if kids bigger than they don't approve.

 
2014-03-21 07:52:42 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: doglover: Personally, I don't know why they let kids watch the show...

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Indeed, especially since Pound Puppies has John DiMaggio, Betty White, and Rene Auberjonois as cast members.


That's another show I'm surprised they let kids watch.

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No, Niblet. No one wants your secret butt fun.
 
2014-03-21 08:10:10 PM  
Yeah, while they can certainly  recommend that femme boy doesn't wear the backpack, short of forbidding picture backpacks altogether they can't  forbid it.
 
2014-03-21 08:11:35 PM  

corq: So...Pony Thread?

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No!

*steals corq's lunchbox and runs away*
 
2014-03-21 08:11:42 PM  

doglover: FirstNationalBastard: doglover: Personally, I don't know why they let kids watch the show...

[i25.photobucket.com image 451x800]

Indeed, especially since Pound Puppies has John DiMaggio, Betty White, and Rene Auberjonois as cast members.

That's another show I'm surprised they let kids watch.

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No, Niblet. No one wants your secret butt fun.


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2014-03-21 08:13:45 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: doglover: FirstNationalBastard: doglover: Personally, I don't know why they let kids watch the show...

[i25.photobucket.com image 451x800]

Indeed, especially since Pound Puppies has John DiMaggio, Betty White, and Rene Auberjonois as cast members.

That's another show I'm surprised they let kids watch.

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No, Niblet. No one wants your secret butt fun.

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Not for long...

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2014-03-21 08:13:45 PM  
Let the my little pony backpack in.  It isn't something dangerous like an American flag shirt on the fifth of May...

Seriously though, this isn't going to end well.  I am not saying there should be any consequence for displaying what you like, but this is going to attract attention both positive and negative whether you like it or not.  Right now the kid is in elementary school where supervision is high and the bullying behavior tends to be lighter.  Soon, he will be in middle school where you have multiple teachers and time between classes where all sorts of bad things happen.  Empowerment is all well and good, but not everyone shares this particular viewpoint and encountering those who use the difference to cause psychological and physical harm isn't uncommon in school.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and law enforcement should do better to tackle this issue to create a safe environment, but relying on this to occur can set the child up for future damage by people who are engaging in wrongdoing.

Back in my younger days I was bullied for being a nerd growing up especially in middle school.  This bullying was both verbal and physical.  I tried to keep a low profile but that doesn't always work. I had a sprained ankle that was stomped by bullies (thankfully no further damage other than increased swelling and pain that kept me out for a week) and of course it couldn't be proven who did what when and nothing but a verbal warning by the school administration and no police involvement (boys being boys). Self-defense worked a bit better especially when I had a lock in the backpack to up my hitting power and caused the bullies to mostly move on to other targets.  I suffered penalties for fighting back due to zero tolerance but it was a price I had to pay as turning the other cheek only resulted in getting hit or spat on both sides. Eventually it subsided after I consistently resisted and I transferred to a different schools and the trouble didn't follow me. So I am not unfamiliar with bullying and the hardships it causes.

This bullying behavior was entirely wrong and shouldn't have occurred. There should have serious consequences for the bullies and they should have been charged with criminal assault on at least the occasion where they stomped my already injured foot.  The behavior didn't have consequences and this sadly isn't uncommon.  This poor kid is being set up to be treated horribly.  Maybe he learns to adapt and gets some protection, but he may not handle it and suffer horribly.  The fact is that anyone with an understanding of how cruel schools and kids can be and how this backpack is like a bullying bullseye doesn't make us insensitive or somehow enabling bullying by trying to protect him a little by arguing against his wearing it.

We don't live in an ideal world.  The nail that sticks out tends to get hammered.  Public schools and their students are hard enough to deal with without asking for problems. He can be an individual showing his love for ponies outside of school where the parents can help protect him. The child and his parents decisions simply defy an understanding of the experience that occurs in public schools.
 
2014-03-21 08:20:12 PM  

Cytokine Storm: Pony thread on the main page?

This will end well.


makeameme.org
 
2014-03-21 08:28:07 PM  
Paging  ShiningWizard,ShiningWizard, please report to the Pony thread.

media0.giphy.com
 
2014-03-21 08:33:28 PM  

firefly212: Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:


More than 3 Million people in the US work in fast food, so this is normal:


When you tell your kids to be "normal" instead of outstanding or exceptional, this is the future you set them up with. All this "proud nail gets hammered flat" is utter bullshiat that the lower nails tell themselves to rationalize why they aren't doing better, it is an excuse and a poor rationalization, not a way of thought that leads to successful adulthood.


There are different kinds of different. I'll bet Jeffrey Dahmer was different too.
 
2014-03-21 08:45:16 PM  

big pig peaches:

There are different kinds of different. I'll bet Jeffrey Dahmer was different too.


Actually...

Dahmer himself recalled his early years of family life as being of "extreme tension" which he noted between his parents, whom he observed to be constantly arguing with each other. At school, he was observed to be both quiet and timid; one first grade teacher noted upon Dahmer's first grade report card that she observed him to be a reserved child whom she sensed to feel neglected.[11] Nonetheless, he was regarded as a "quiet kid" by many of his peers.

Which, as he aged, changed a bit to


From his freshman year at Revere High School, Dahmer was seen by his peers as an outcast with few friends. Many of Dahmer's classmates later recollected being disturbed by the fact that he was known to drink both beer and spirits, which he smuggled into school inside the lining of his army fatigue jacket....

Despite being regarded as a loner and an oddball amongst his peers at Revere High School, Dahmer nonetheless became something of a cult figure among some students due to the pranks he was known to regularly stage-some of which were done to amuse his classmates, others apparently to simply attract attention.[27] These pranks became known as "Doing a Dahmer" and included bleating, faking epileptic seizures, mocking invalids,[28] and knocking over items both at school and at local stores.[29]


So basically, Dahmer was a bully and a misfit. In retrospect, we could have spotted him as a future cereal (and serial) killer a mile away by his skeleton collection and being a total dick and alcoholic by 14.

Suffice it to say, he would not have had a backpack that stood out.
 
2014-03-21 08:48:32 PM  
There's an animated GIF out there somewhere that I saw here on Fark, it has one bored adult and a small kid bouncing up and down excitedly with the respective captions of "me:" and "brony:"

I really want a copy of that if anyone has one.

I can't dis bronys too hard, I'm a Tolkein and Lovecraft nerd. I guess it's one of those things I'll never personally understand much like Trekkies and foot fetishism.
 
2014-03-21 08:50:18 PM  
I give him 2 years before he kills himself, as the administration finds it impossible to make children be friends with eachother.

Kid won't have another friend for the rest of the time he's in school. Just like that fat kid in my middle school who was indelibly marked as a big fat crybaby when he ran off in the middle of the day crying and hid in the woods.

/good jorb, ponies.
 
2014-03-21 08:53:44 PM  

maxheck: There's an animated GIF out there somewhere that I saw here on Fark, it has one bored adult and a small kid bouncing up and down excitedly with the respective captions of "me:" and "brony:"

I really want a copy of that if anyone has one.

I can't dis bronys too hard, I'm a Tolkein and Lovecraft nerd. I guess it's one of those things I'll never personally understand much like Trekkies and foot fetishism.


Loecraft is great. Check out Aurthur Machen's "Great God Pan" too. It's in the same vein but old enough to be public domain.
 
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