Re: Teen who wants to wear anti-gay T-shirt takes battle to courtMar 24th, 2007
Well, I can't say you haven't brought of a good point. However, my issue is how to combat bullying and mistreatment of gay and lesbian students in schools. I think it is a real problem...a real issue...and I think this case presents that to us. But, indeed, you have raised a point. The only way to completely avoid a confrontation of this sort is to leave the whole thing out of the school system. But then, how do young people get the message that bullying and name calling and violence and whatever other nasty stuff towards students who are having trouble with their sexual identity can be very destructive?
Isn't focusing on Gay/Lesbian bullying a bad thing? Focus on bullying period. Its like being bullied for being gay is more deserving of attention than being bullied for being the wrong skin colour.
Kids of that age bully people for any reason. If you make them stop bullying people for being gay, they will pick something else to pick on people for. Your not solving a problem, your play a shell game.
Fix the problem itself.