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2022-08-22 5:58:16 PM  
Will somebody stop DeSantis before he actually stones a child to a death or throws them off the roof of a building? This FL fascist thing has gone farking far enough.
 
2022-08-22 6:01:55 PM  
I know cruelty is the point, but this is going to get kids abused.
 
2022-08-22 6:06:31 PM  
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2022-08-22 6:12:09 PM  
Easy solution is to report the kids of the "right families", regardless of status.  That will cause all sorts of fireworks and shut things down quick.  Have the Florida Department of Children and Families pay Mayor Smith a visit because the little proto-rapist he is raising has been declared gayer than gay.  Fight fire with napalm and nukes.  Not the quiet kids unfortunate enough to have local bigwigs as gamete donors, but there are always high-value targets in any school who practically demand to be farked with.
 
2022-08-22 6:15:55 PM  
"And you know, we had to tell them, if you want to use your preferred name, I have got to call guidance..."

...So kids must always be called by their full legal first name. Got it. Sorry, Bartholomew and Desdemona, I better hear every syllable every single time or there will be hell to pay.
 
2022-08-22 6:19:11 PM  

WickerNipple: I know cruelty is the point, but this is going to get kids abused killed.


FTFY, and wish I were exaggerating. One of my best students at my old job was genderfluid, possibly trans -- they were still trying to figure it out for themselves, and they were in college -- and they were from FL. I really worry about them.

One of my wife's sister's kids is also nonbinary and in HS. They're in a supportive environment, thankfully, and Mrs. Heb and I are proud as hell of them, but they've competed in dance competitions in FL at Disney. Wonder how that's going to play out after this.
 
2022-08-22 6:19:36 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: "And you know, we had to tell them, if you want to use your preferred name, I have got to call guidance..."

...So kids must always be called by their full legal first name. Got it. Sorry, Bartholomew and Desdemona, I better hear every syllable every single time or there will be hell to pay.


Well fark. I was joking, rest of the article wasn't.

"Derek Reich teaches history at Sarasota High School and said that the district told him he's not even allowed to call students by nicknames without parental permission.

'This last week, our school district told us that look, Jonathan, whose government name is Jonathan, if you want to call him anything else - like his friends call him John, his parents call him John. If you want to call him by his nickname, John, you have to get a permission slip for him to call any student that wants to be called by something other than their official name on their birth certificate,' he said."

Hyperbole is getting really difficult.
 
2022-08-22 7:06:03 PM  
It shows that a teacher must contact administration if a student asks the teacher to refer to them with a certain name or pronouns.

"Hey, Admin, this student in my class, Joseph, wants to go by Joe. Also, this other student, James, wants me to call him Jim. And this other student, Kimberly, wants me to call her Kim. And..."
 
2022-08-22 7:07:03 PM  
Fark that. Out every student in the school as gay. Make the school notify every parent that their kids is gay. Make every family realize the pain and harm that their votes are inflicting on innocent students
 
2022-08-22 8:26:13 PM  
Bridget Ziegler, school board member whose name is referenced in this article, is a huge MAGAt, very involved in the Moms for Liberty movement. She is up for re-election this week and hopefully she won't win. Sarasota is still on the blue side but yesterday DeathSantis even came to Sarasota to support her and the other two MAGAts who are running for school board.
 
2022-08-22 8:40:41 PM  
You know what?  This calls for civil disobedience.  No, the teachers don't have to tell the parents or notify the administration.   Teach about homosexuality, transgender identities, and do everything.  If a teacher is fired, have the whole state strike.  SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!  This cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged.
 
2022-08-22 8:43:20 PM  

harleyquinnical: You know what?  This calls for civil disobedience.  No, the teachers don't have to tell the parents or notify the administration.   Teach about homosexuality, transgender identities, and do everything.  If a teacher is fired, have the whole state strike.  SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!  This cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged.


Agreed.

Now is a really good time for cis/het folks to be good allies. Gotta take the school boards back from the bigots.
 
2022-08-22 9:17:59 PM  
I'm Gay, movie " IN AND OUT" please respect your fellow man
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2022-08-22 9:35:18 PM  
No one can hate gay/trans people as much as DeSantis without being a closet case.
 
2022-08-22 9:51:58 PM  

WickerNipple: I know cruelty is the point, but this is going to get kids abused.


Kids are committing suicide just so politicians can get votes by throwing red meat to their base.  Really f$cked-up.
 
2022-08-22 9:59:27 PM  

Unobtanium: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/5GBUpug8Osc]


I saw that a long time ago.  Thanks.
 
2022-08-22 10:37:57 PM  

mrshowrules: WickerNipple: I know cruelty is the point, but this is going to get kids abused.

Kids are committing suicide just so politicians can get votes by throwing red meat to their base.  Really f$cked-up.


Just about *this close* to go all torches-and-pitchforks up on someones' asses... :-/
 
2022-08-22 10:51:47 PM  
They've figured out how to destroy education while being hideous to kids.
 
2022-08-22 10:53:09 PM  
I don't think I want to know what test Coach Smith uses to determine who is and who isn't gay
 
2022-08-22 11:22:53 PM  
An asshole kid like I was would have found a way to abuse this to get away with shiat and make everyone tip toe around my delicate sensibilities. I was sophisticated enough to manipulate the school counselor already. I would have changed pronouns on a whim and claimed that I'm a confused teen trying to figure it out. I would have been a walking nightmare to all involved.
 
2022-08-22 11:23:35 PM  

harleyquinnical: You know what?  This calls for civil disobedience.  No, the teachers don't have to tell the parents or notify the administration.   Teach about homosexuality, transgender identities, and do everything.  If a teacher is fired, have the whole state strike.  SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!  This cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged.


Republicans when a qualified teacher quits and they have a maga army wife with an MRS degree lined up to replace them:

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2022-08-22 11:24:12 PM  
You're gay!
Hurray hurray
 
2022-08-22 11:26:14 PM  
Not that long ago, Florida was a swing state. What. The. Fark. Happened?
 
2022-08-22 11:26:38 PM  
The GOP: The cruelty is the point.

Fark these people sideways with a chainsaw.
 
2022-08-22 11:28:16 PM  

WickerNipple: I know cruelty is the point, but this is going to get kids abused.


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/The bill is about "parent's rights...to abuse their own kids"
 
2022-08-22 11:30:45 PM  
TFA: "School board member Bridget Ziegler, who supports the policy change, compared outing LGBTQ kids to informing parents that their child has been suspended.
'What if a child was saying, 'Hey, my parents are really strict, I'm afraid to tell them that I got a suspension.' Why is it different? It's not'"

WTAF?! There are a lot of dumb motherfarkers on school boards, but Bridget Ziegler is making a strong case that she is the absolute dumbest motherfarker on any school board in the country.
 
2022-08-22 11:32:25 PM  
I don't understand how so many people can be filled with so much hate for others who have done them no wrong.
 
2022-08-22 11:34:23 PM  
"I don't want to come home every night and know that I may have contributed to one of my students being harmed."

I didn't think I could have read something anything stupider than that.

But then I did.
 
2022-08-22 11:35:00 PM  

Valter: "I don't want to come home every night and know that I may have contributed to one of my students being harmed."

I didn't think I could have read something anything stupider than that.

But then I did.


How is it stupid?
 
2022-08-22 11:36:49 PM  

Valter: "I don't want to come home every night and know that I may have contributed to one of my students being harmed."

I didn't think I could have read something anything stupider than that.

But then I did.


How so?
 
2022-08-22 11:38:22 PM  
Florida is the new Salem.
"They're a GAY! Burn them!"
 
2022-08-22 11:38:40 PM  
"And you know, we had to tell them, if you want to use your preferred name, I have got to call guidance..."

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2022-08-22 11:38:49 PM  
This will legitimately get kids killed, made homeless, and physically/sexually abused by their family and parents.

If kids don't come out to their parents for being gay, trans, or anything similar - it's because we don't feel safe, not because we don't want someone to come out to.
 
2022-08-22 11:39:45 PM  

Mugato: No one can hate gay/trans people as much as DeSantis without being a closet case.


Can we stop giving them that excuse?

Sometimes a hateful bigot emboldened by fundamentalist religion and a fantasy of a world that never existed in the 1950s is just that.
 
2022-08-22 11:42:51 PM  
This is going to get one of those kids killed. And then these so-call Christian death-cult ghouls will celebrate.
 
2022-08-22 11:44:21 PM  

hardinparamedic: Mugato: No one can hate gay/trans people as much as DeSantis without being a closet case.

Can we stop giving them that excuse?

Sometimes a hateful bigot emboldened by fundamentalist religion and a fantasy of a world that never existed in the 1950s is just that.


Sometimes, yes.  But either way, the bigot will take it as an insult rather than an excuse, which I'd consider success.
 
2022-08-22 11:45:11 PM  

Lambskincoat: Will somebody stop DeSantis before he actually stones a child to a death or throws them off the roof of a building? This FL fascist thing has gone farking far enough. becomes president?

 
2022-08-22 11:46:24 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Martian_Astronomer: "And you know, we had to tell them, if you want to use your preferred name, I have got to call guidance..."

...So kids must always be called by their full legal first name. Got it. Sorry, Bartholomew and Desdemona, I better hear every syllable every single time or there will be hell to pay.

Well fark. I was joking, rest of the article wasn't.

"Derek Reich teaches history at Sarasota High School and said that the district told him he's not even allowed to call students by nicknames without parental permission.

'This last week, our school district told us that look, Jonathan, whose government name is Jonathan, if you want to call him anything else - like his friends call him John, his parents call him John. If you want to call him by his nickname, John, you have to get a permission slip for him to call any student that wants to be called by something other than their official name on their birth certificate,' he said."

Hyperbole is getting really difficult.


Yeah, this is getting beyond absurd. You've got kids called by nicknames their whole life and now because DeSantis has a bug up his ass about a few trans gender kids now "Susie" who hates being called "Suzanne" and was never called "Suzanne" has to be called "Suzanne" until her parents sign a permission slip?

You'd think people would just tell Ronald to pound sand, but I guess not.
 
2022-08-22 11:46:34 PM  
maybe we just need to compromise harder
 
2022-08-22 11:48:27 PM  

foo monkey: I don't understand how so many people can be filled with so much hate for others who have done them no wrong.


Honestly, I don't think a lot of them are that filled with hate, at least towards gay people.

I know a few folks that jumped on the bandwagon.

They knew/know gay people, never really cared about their existence either way, and then this whole shiat started and suddenly they're against it.

Not against gays in particular, but the gay agenda and the liberal ideology pushing said imaginary agenda.

On the individual level they don't care.

It's insane how farking gullible and willing to be attack dogs these people are because they're told to be.

Don't get me wrong, there are a good amount of hate filled people out there, but a lot of them only are because they're told to be.

Unfortunately the results are the same and they're causing real damage, but it can be stopped and they'll drop it when they're pointed in a new direction*.

*thay means another minority group will be the target if the derision though.  It's a cycle that absolutely must be stopped.  Luckily the ideology as a whole is dying, young republicans regularly poll that they absolutely don't give a shiat and it will eventually become political suicide to make such a big issue out of it.  I just wish the older group would take it more literally and remove themselves to save us the trouble and expedite that change.
 
2022-08-22 11:48:28 PM  

harleyquinnical: You know what?  This calls for civil disobedience.  No, the teachers don't have to tell the parents or notify the administration.   Teach about homosexuality, transgender identities, and do everything.  If a teacher is fired, have the whole state strike.  SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!  This cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged.


Teachers are saints.  I would have farked off from teaching after a year or two of the BS they go through.
 
2022-08-22 11:51:17 PM  

dkulprit: Luckily the ideology as a whole is dying, young republicans regularly poll that they absolutely don't give a shiat and it will eventually become political suicide to make such a big issue out of it.


You said, "as a whole."
 
2022-08-22 11:51:26 PM  
The law says in as many words that an exception to the parental notification requirement is if the teacher has reasonable grounds to believe this would endanger the child. So as usual everyone talking about the law is lying.

Foreman said that she doesn't want to have to out students at all to their parents because of potential child abuse and suicide.

Then withhold the information. The law specifically allows this. The welfare of the child is placed ahead of the parent's right to be informed when the two are in conflict. But be prepared to justify yourself. If you know your decisions regarding students wouldn't stand up to outside scrutiny you are exactly who this law is targeting.
 
2022-08-22 11:55:51 PM  

Klyukva: The law says in as many words that an exception to the parental notification requirement is if the teacher has reasonable grounds to believe this would endanger the child. So as usual everyone talking about the law is lying.

Foreman said that she doesn't want to have to out students at all to their parents because of potential child abuse and suicide.

Then withhold the information. The law specifically allows this. The welfare of the child is placed ahead of the parent's right to be informed when the two are in conflict. But be prepared to justify yourself. If you know your decisions regarding students wouldn't stand up to outside scrutiny you are exactly who this law is targeting.


Except that piece of shiat conservative teachers will stand behind this policy as justification for outing kids.
 
2022-08-23 12:01:15 AM  

foo monkey: I don't understand how so many people can be filled with so much hate for others who have done them no wrong.


Religion. Specifically, fundamentalist religion.
 
2022-08-23 12:03:12 AM  
How is this legal?
 
2022-08-23 12:03:20 AM  
This is farking stupid.. seriously what the ever living fark Flordia?
 
2022-08-23 12:04:28 AM  

This Is Bold Text: Fark that. Out every student in the school as gay. Make the school notify every parent that their kids is gay. Make every family realize the pain and harm that their votes are inflicting on innocent students


This. It's time to grind that system to a halt.
 
2022-08-23 12:05:44 AM  

Peki: Now is a really good time for cis/het folks to be good allies.


I always get laughed at when I say this in queer threads. Well, I'm glad it's being taken more seriously now. Because we really do need the help. There are just not enough queer people out there to do this on our own.
 
2022-08-23 12:06:00 AM  

buserror: hardinparamedic: Mugato: No one can hate gay/trans people as much as DeSantis without being a closet case.

Can we stop giving them that excuse?

Sometimes a hateful bigot emboldened by fundamentalist religion and a fantasy of a world that never existed in the 1950s is just that.

Sometimes, yes.  But either way, the bigot will take it as an insult rather than an excuse, which I'd consider success.


You do get how you're participating in pushing bigoted stereotypes and excuses for violence against the LGBT population though, right?

Yeah. Occasionally you'll get a self hating queer like Milo. But mostly you're just giving excuses for people who furiously hate the world isn't as simple as they pretend it is.

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