Haters Gonna Hate


Tecumsehsbones
+3
#1
NC school tells boy,9, to leave My Little Pony lunch bag at home, report says
Published March 15, 2014FoxNews.com
North Carolina school officials are telling a 9-year-old North Carolina who has been bullied for bringing a My Little Pony lunch bag to school to leave the bag at home.

Grayson Bruce and his mother say he is being shoved around by school bullies who think his favorite bag is for girls.

"They're taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn't happen," Bruce told WLOS News13, an ABC affiliate in Asheville, N.C. "Most of the characters in the show are girls, and most of the people put it toward girls, most of the toys are girlie."

But Noreen told the station Thursday the school asked her son to leave the bag at home because it had become a distraction and was a "trigger for bullying."

She said that doesn’t make sense and wants the school to punish Grayson’s tormentors.

"It's promoting friendship, there's no bad words, there's no violence, it's hard to find that, even in cartoons now," she said.
Grayson has developed a following on Facebook after a friend made a support page for him.

Buncombe County Schools gave WLOS a statement that said: "An initial step was taken to immediately address a situation that had created a disruption in the classroom. Buncombe County Schools takes bullying very seriously, and we will continue to take steps to resolve this issue."

The My Little Pony Cartoon is a decades-old kids show that uses pony characters to emphasize the bonds of friendship.
Grayson is now using a different backpack.

NC school tells boy,9, to leave My Little Pony lunch bag at home, report says | Fox News (external - login to view)

Hope their next step is a little smarter than blaming the victim.


 
Locutus
+2 / -1
#2
 
Blackleaf
#3
Quote:

NC school tells boy,9, to leave My Little Pony lunch bag at home, report says

And quite rightly, too. My Little Pony is for girls. Stop taking that silly bag into school and he will stop getting bullied by the more sensible kids. Simples.

I still haven't got over the shock of that guy at my college who used to carry a pink Mr Men satchel.

Again, this is a non-story.

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Grayson Bruce and his mother say he is being shoved around by school bullies who think his favorite bag is for girls.

"

What a laughably appropriate name he has got.

Here's another person called Grayson: Grayson Perry....

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayson_Perry (external - login to view)

 
Serryah
+4
#4
While MLP does focus on girls, there ARE male ponies portrayed (different from the original/Gen 1 series movie and shows which didn't have male ponies until I believe Gen 2 or 3) in larger roles.

It shouldn't matter what the supposed "Gender" of the show is made for, but the message, which is friendship, comraderie and overcoming odds. Glad this kid gets it and the bullies obviously need a good dose of that message for themselves.

Turn this around and I'll ask you, Blackleaf: say a girl came to school with a Transformers book bag. Would she deserve to be bullied too?

What kid deserves to be bullied? (answer, none and to think anything otherwise is perpetuating the bullying problems going on in schools today. When I was a kid I much prefered Transformers, GI Joe, Robotech and Voltron to the stupid girl cartoons. Thankfullly I wasn't bullied for liking that stuff like kids today would.
 
Blackleaf
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by SerryahView Post

While MLP does focus on girls, there ARE male ponies portrayed

Makes no difference whatsoever.
 
55Mercury
+2
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by SerryahView Post

While MLP does focus on girls, there ARE male ponies portrayed ...

Those are male ponies?

I always thought they were butch-lesbian ponies.

:?P
 
Tonington
+3
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

I still haven't got over the shock of that guy at my college who used to carry a pink Mr Men satchel.

Seek help.
 
Blackleaf
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Seek help.


I think I need to. It was shocking and I hope it's something I NEVER see again.
 
DaSleeper
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Not for a Briddish minnow ......it seems.....
 
Locutus
+1 / -1
#10
Our wee lil' ahab here tries like the liddle engine that couldn't. Mr Leaf seems to know how to handle small-time trollettes. Ain't no thang as the kiddies be prone to say.

also: ponies.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+2
#11
 
darkbeaver
#12
The colours are revolting. I suspect they are damaging to children.
 
Twila
+4
#13
Starting a child off with "stop taking that to school to avoid bullying" leads to " stop wearing tight pants" " stop wearing mini skirts" " stop [ insert whatever thing is bothering someone else]"

Its not the responsibility of the person who's been targeted and victimized to AVOID being who they are. It's up to the parents of the bully's to teach their children compassion, empathy, and the little practiced skill of "ignoring"

Here is a video of the same thought process as this school has employed used on girls to avoid getting raped. a much different problem, but the advice given to this little boy and to women is of the same type.

The Official ‘How To Avoid Rape’ Satire. Inspired By Terrible Advice Everywhere. (external - login to view)
 
lone wolf
+5
#14  Top Rated Post
I wonder how they feel about the pink shirt anti-bully campaign....

...'sides.... Nobody's gonna steal his lunch
 
damngrumpy
+5
#15
Wait a minute on the surface makes sense to say leave the bag at home but its not that
simple. Our society created this belief system where they were going to social engineer
everything. Things they could control and things they could not control Every child is to
have their inner desires expressed without bullying or ridicule. If that is the policy they
set out to achieve they should have to live up to it. Remember it wasn't society that said
these things were off limits its the PC world of everyone must be nice. Didn't matter how
valid or stupid the scenario was it was to be the law.
Now are they saying they were wrong as a school system? Good heavens are they now
admitting they can't control every aspect of life? These are the same people who told
children to use their imagination and draw pictures. When one drew a pic of gun he was
suspended. A girl had a little gun on a bracelet and was suspended and now a kid brings
MY little pony lunch bag that threatens no one and they want to deprive the kid instead of
those who bully him. What is really being said is NO Bullying except in certain situations
we can't control. Maybe these school districts are going to have to learn they can't control
the lives and all actions of students or parents. Until they figure it out they have to side
with the child like it or not, they opened the door to this situation
 
Twila
+2
#16
Damngrumpy, they've just released a study about cheating at university. The percent of cheaters has gone up. they believe it's because the students have come from an environment where their attendance has earned them a ribbon. With the "every child deserves a ribbon" , children are not learning their limits, or their true abilities and when they get to college they find that they aren't given a ribbon for attending. They have to perform and they don't know how.

Maybe bubble wrapping society is not teaching them that sometimes you fall down and get hurt.
 
Sal
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

The Official ‘How To Avoid Rape’ Satire. Inspired By Terrible Advice Everywhere. (external - login to view)

that is frigging hilarious
 
Goober
+1
#18
This is what some are condoning.

"They're taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn't happen," Bruce told WLOS News13, an ABC affiliate in Asheville, N.C. "Most of the characters in the show are girls, and most of the people put it toward girls, most of the toys are girlie."

Not only the above, but bullying for certain things is OK as long as the school states it is.
The child is the problem not those that are bullying.
So where do you draw the line on unacceptable bullying. Religion, color, ethnicity, job status, status of parents, single, married, gay.

What is the problem here- the kid is being bullied for a bag.

We know that those traits are learned and if not addressed becomes ingrained behavior. And they only become worse if left alone.

What this kid did was not fit into stereotypical image we have for a male/female child. That thinking, for these that have it, well they use the same idiocy for adults as well.

What did this kid do that was so wrong?
 
Sal
+2
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Damngrumpy, they've just released a study about cheating at university. The percent of cheaters has gone up. they believe it's because the students have come from an environment where their attendance has earned them a ribbon. With the "every child deserves a ribbon" , children are not learning their limits, or their true abilities and when they get to college they find that they aren't given a ribbon for attending. They have to perform and they don't know how.

Maybe bubble wrapping society is not teaching them that sometimes you fall down and get hurt.

And they start the indoctrination young. A workmate has a 4 year old. She brings a little reader home at night. When she reads from it she is to get a ribbon. She loves reading. She wants more.

They asked the teacher for an extra book to be sent home with her.

They were told no! She must read at the same pace as the other children and no extra ribbons are to be given.

If she wants extra reading material they must get it themselves. She has reading material at home. She just is keen.

Keeping everyone in check at the same level is going to produce mediocrity. Dont's strive it won't be fair if you are better at something.
It's the wrong message to send.
Rather kids need to know some are better at some things than you are.
You excel in others.
It's all okay.

Everyone is not the same. But we should all be equal.
 
Goober
+3
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Grayson Perry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)

BL- No more personal photos please.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+2
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

What did this kid do that was so wrong?

Didn't conform to 19th-century sex role models. Must be a faggot.
 
lone wolf
+2
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

...

What did this kid do that was so wrong?

Pissed off the fashion cops....
 
Goober
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

BL- I see you nicked your legs while shaving. Did you cry, did your nylons have a run in them.
 
lone wolf
+1
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

BL- I see you nicked your legs while shaving. Did you cry, did your nylons have a run in them.

We've seen THAT look before.....
 
Serryah
+1
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Makes no difference whatsoever.

Sure it does and by saying so, and agreeing with the bullying, you are helping to perpetuate the acceptance of it.

BTW, you never answered me: what if a girl brings in a lunch bag with Transformers on it - a boy's toy - should she be bullied as well?
 
shadowshiv
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

NC school tells boy,9, to leave My Little Pony lunch bag at home, report says
Published March 15, 2014FoxNews.com
North Carolina school officials are telling a 9-year-old North Carolina who has been bullied for bringing a My Little Pony lunch bag to school to leave the bag at home.

Grayson Bruce and his mother say he is being shoved around by school bullies who think his favorite bag is for girls.

"They're taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn't happen," Bruce told WLOS News13, an ABC affiliate in Asheville, N.C. "Most of the characters in the show are girls, and most of the people put it toward girls, most of the toys are girlie."

But Noreen told the station Thursday the school asked her son to leave the bag at home because it had become a distraction and was a "trigger for bullying."

She said that doesn’t make sense and wants the school to punish Grayson’s tormentors.

"It's promoting friendship, there's no bad words, there's no violence, it's hard to find that, even in cartoons now," she said.
Grayson has developed a following on Facebook after a friend made a support page for him.

Buncombe County Schools gave WLOS a statement that said: "An initial step was taken to immediately address a situation that had created a disruption in the classroom. Buncombe County Schools takes bullying very seriously, and we will continue to take steps to resolve this issue."

The My Little Pony Cartoon is a decades-old kids show that uses pony characters to emphasize the bonds of friendship.
Grayson is now using a different backpack.

NC school tells boy,9, to leave My Little Pony lunch bag at home, report says | Fox News (external - login to view)

Hope their next step is a little smarter than blaming the victim.


I had a feeling this one would hit you harder than most (just going by your Avatar, of course ). Tecumsehsbones.
 
JLM
+2
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

NC school tells boy,9, to leave My Little Pony lunch bag at home, report says
Published March 15, 2014FoxNews.com
North Carolina school officials are telling a 9-year-old North Carolina who has been bullied for bringing a My Little Pony lunch bag to school to leave the bag at home.

Grayson Bruce and his mother say he is being shoved around by school bullies who think his favorite bag is for girls.

"They're taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn't happen," Bruce told WLOS News13, an ABC affiliate in Asheville, N.C. "Most of the characters in the show are girls, and most of the people put it toward girls, most of the toys are girlie."

But Noreen told the station Thursday the school asked her son to leave the bag at home because it had become a distraction and was a "trigger for bullying."

She said that doesn’t make sense and wants the school to punish Grayson’s tormentors.

"It's promoting friendship, there's no bad words, there's no violence, it's hard to find that, even in cartoons now," she said.
Grayson has developed a following on Facebook after a friend made a support page for him.

Buncombe County Schools gave WLOS a statement that said: "An initial step was taken to immediately address a situation that had created a disruption in the classroom. Buncombe County Schools takes bullying very seriously, and we will continue to take steps to resolve this issue."

The My Little Pony Cartoon is a decades-old kids show that uses pony characters to emphasize the bonds of friendship.
Grayson is now using a different backpack.

NC school tells boy,9, to leave My Little Pony lunch bag at home, report says | Fox News (external - login to view)

Hope their next step is a little smarter than blaming the victim.


As long as that kind of sh*t prevails it's only going to get worse. Years ago a boy in Victoria was beaten senseless and badly disabled for life because some kids objected to the colour of his jacket. F**kin' thugs have to start minding their own business and people with balls have to step in.
 
spaminator
#28
9-year-old bullied boy banned from wearing My Little Pony bag
QMI AGENCY
First posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 05:10 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 05:27 PM EDT
A North Carolina school has banned a boy, 9, from bringing his My Little Pony backpack to school, calling it a "trigger for bullying."
"They're taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names -- stuff that really shouldn't happen," Grayson Bruce of Buncombe County told News ABC 13.
But rather than target the bullies, the school punished Grayson, telling him to leave his bag at home.
"Saying a lunchbox is a trigger for bullying is like saying a short skirt is a trigger for rape. It's flawed logic, it doesn't make any sense," said his mom, Noreen Bruce.
More than 16,000 people have liked a Facebook group called "Support for Grayson" and even right-wing pundit Glenn Beck has come to his defence.
In a statement, the school board said: "An initial step was taken to immediately address a situation that had created a disruption in the classroom. Buncombe County Schools takes bullying very seriously, and we will continue to take steps to resolve this issue."
Grayson Bruce (R) with his mother, giving an interview to ABC News about his school's decision to ban him from wearing his My Little Pony backpack. (Screengrab/ABC News)

9-year-old bullied boy banned from wearing My Little Pony bag | World | News | Toronto Sun (external - login to view)
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

I had a feeling this one would hit you harder than most (just going by your Avatar, of course ). Tecumsehsbones.

He'll be OK. His family and the bronies will take care of him.

Here's my lunchbox:



Just the right size for a Glock 19.
Last edited by Tecumsehsbones; Mar 18th, 2014 at 06:45 AM..
 
Sal
#30
Yeah I gotta say, my first instinct would be to rip the little pony bag off of him and forbid him to wear it. I know it is wrong but screw human rights I would want my kid to be safe.

I know things can't change this way but man I would be so worried every time he went to school.

The world can be horrific and cruel and unaccepting...I would just wanna protect my kid.
 

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