Here’s a depressing story out of Indianapolis. This high school kid, Dynasty Young, was getting bullied and harassed at school because he was dressing and acting queeny. His mother gave him a stun gun for protection and he used it one some kids. The school expelled him, initially for a year, and then relented and let him re-enroll, but only if he went to some other…..
If only he’d used a real gun, he’d at least have the NRA defending him now. Self-defense is exactly why people carry weapons, when they see that society will not protect them.
I really do get the poiont about expelling a kid for bringing a weapon to school. i wonder about not expelling the bullies.
From the article:
Young says fellow students spat at him, called him derogatory names and threw rocks and empty bottles at him because of the way he dressed and what they perceived as unmasculine behavior.
Young often wore some of his mother’s clothes to school, including knee-high boots, purses, rings and bangles. These accessories were permitted under the school’s dress code, the lawsuit says.
One commenter wondered if the school had a dress code, and another said basically – Let me guess, boys are allowed to wear some things and girls are allowed to wear anything, right?
That’s what this is really about, gender policing. That’s why I consider this another example of misandry. This is an example of why homophobia is misandry, not misogyny. If it were misogyny, the girls dressed like that would have been harassed and bullied the same way.
Look at the comments on the story please. All the usual “well, he provoked it by acting gay, you know…” Supposedly these people would have no problem with a kid getting bullied and harassed for wearing a yarmulke to school (which is pretty likely too, still these days.) Oh, someone mentioned that later.
This whole fight is a battle of inches. Good luck to Mr. Young
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