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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
Let the kids be kids... let them bully and be bullied. Just let them grow up naturally without interference. It will all end up fine... just like it happened to you.
Originally posted by Ookie
I was bullied beyond reason as a kid. I was several times smarter than the other kids and better looking too. I made them feel inferior and ugly. I got all the girls and the guys hated me for it. I was better than they were and they knew it and they did their best to keep me down. It worked. Today I have no idea how to interact with other adults and as a consequence can't make it in the business world. I think about what I could have been if I had been included and allowed to learn how to be a part of a team. I could have been the president. But I do not know how to bs in the backroom. I have no connection with other people and honestly can't understand how to be part of a group. It is foreign to me. All because a bunch of stupid kids loved to beat me every single day.
You have no idea what it is like to be separated from your classmates and singled out for ridicule. From the 3rd grade on I never once got to eat lunch with other people. In the 5th and 6th grade I was put into the teacher's coatroom in the office and forbidden from interacting with anyone. The only attention I got in school was my daily paddling at the beginning of school each morning. Why? They told me I would do something to deserve it so they should go ahead and get it out of the way.
They bullying stopped when I started shooting at my bullies. I was determined to kill the sources of my torment. Then I got big and they did not. I put one bully in the hospital for 6 months after missing him with my .22 magnum twice.
Bullies made me the man I am today. One who shuns people, loves solitude, and can be a stone cold killer if pushed just a little. Then I needed friends and interaction. Now it's best to leave me alone, it could be dangerous to be around me and say the wrong thing.
Bullies should be identified at a young age and separated from others and taught how to be compassionate. if that fails a trip to the gas chamber at the local dog shelter should be in order. Not to watch, to be put in. I have no sympathy for a bully. No compassion and no mercy. they are dogs and deserve a fate worse than the rabid monsters they are.
Originally posted by Starchild23
Originally posted by DrNotforhire
This is going to cause way more problems than its going to solve.... Kids need thicker skin, such wusses and its all internet based...think about it.... people killing themselves over facebook, sounds a bit foolish in retrospect does it not? (no disrespect at all just trying to lay it out)..
Grrr this makes me angry... Kids should be able to fight in school, NOT get expelled for defending themselves... its just rough for kids these days I tell ya
No disrespect, just calling kids sissies when five football players walk up and shove them in a mud puddle.
I'm sure you'd want to fight those odds. A little compassion, please. You have no idea what these kids go through on a daily basis.
These children have committed frikkin' SUICIDE over these matters. Does that seem like a petty thing to you? And in all honesty, I'm pretty sure it takes some gonads to hang yourself.
Think about it some more.
Good idea in spirit, but bullies will not respect something like this, they'll take it as a joke, and actually, it will feed their ego. Like, look at how powerful I am, everyone cares about me and is affected by what I say and do. All bullies are sociopaths to a certain degree and therefore lack normal human emotional responses.
Originally posted by KillThePoor
What about democratic school courts? The ones who are bullied could take the bully to a jury of their peers and both get to present their case. Punishment can be doled out by the school staff rather than the students themselves. It would cause much shame to the bully and probably change their ways once they realize their peers think they are a d-bag and told him in public that he is a d-bag. Catch my drift? It allows for justice, democratically, and uses the bully's tactic against himself.
Title VII of the Act, codified as Subchapter VI of Chapter 21 of title 42 of the United States Code, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e  et seq., prohibits discrimination by covered employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin (see 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2). Title VII also prohibits discrimination against an individual because of his or her association with another individual of a particular race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. An employer cannot discriminate against a person because of his interracial association with another, such as by an interracial marriage.[35