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Filmmaker Lee Hirsch appeared on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live today to discuss Bully, his new documentary addressing the crisis of youth harassment, with host Carrie Keagan. We’ve got our tickets—do you?
Pointless PR, for a pointless movie. 99% of people have been bullies or bullied someone at some point in their life, and 99% of people have been on the receiving end of bullying. Are today’s LGBT and hetero youth that fragile and socially inept that they can’t handle being bullied, teased, can’t fight back, don’t go to school teachers or admins, and are instead socially inept fragile snowflakes? As people here on queerty say now, “Bullying has become the new AIDS”.
Drew as someone once posted her I think, we have laws against bullying adults – who can defend themselves – but none for kids who can’t. How does that makes sense? Everyone is different, some kids don’t have the brute strength to fight off many bullies at school everyday. What’s next?, tell the kid getting bullied/bashed by their parents to suck it up?
How much of the films profits are going to help teen bullying or is this just another
And By the way…..Aids is still the the Aids….
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@Drew: Are today’s…youth that fragile and socially inept that they can’t handle being bullied, teased, can’t fight back, don’t go to school teachers or admins, and are instead socially inept fragile snowflakes?”
1. Yes. Many people can’t tolerate being harassed and threatened on an ongoing basis. That’s one reason why there are laws against harassment and threatening.
2. No. Pretty much every district has an idiotic “zero tolerance” policy in place; which means that a kid who fights back ends up punished the same way as the asshole who created the problem — as if it’s somehow sensible to regard ANY response as presumptively just as bad as EVERY provocation.
3. No. Some victims don’t go to school staff for help or remedy because they’re aware staff won’t actually do anything about the bullying problem, will insist the harassment is somehow deserved, or worse, will actively blame the victim and defend the bully.
4. No. Just because the deck is stacked against certain kids doesn’t make them “socially inept.”
Here’s an idea: if you simply don’t understand the issues, why not spend your time on the internet educating yourself, rather than posting comments that could be best summarized as, “I genuinely don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about, and I don’t care who knows how goddam ignorant I am.”
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