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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2014, 08:26:55 pm »
Someone suggested bringing back corporal punishment, but applied to the parents. I rather like that idea.
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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 08:29:40 pm »
Unexpected: Glenn Beck has actually come out in support of the bullied kid.

Expected: In order to use the kid's story to beat up more straw-liberals.  "If this boy had claimed he liked ponies because he was 'sexually confused', the entire world would have stopped and targeted this school.  But because he's straight, well, there's no 'protected class' for straight boys, therefore they do nothing and allow it to happen."

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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2014, 08:40:01 pm »
Because clearly a 9 year old kid is going to have a developed sexuality.

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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2014, 08:42:39 pm »
Because it's not like conservative values which emphasize traditional gender roles and demonize anything different had a hand in facilitating this kind of environment or anything.

But hey, everyone in the comments seems to think misblaming is perfectly fine as long as he's supporting the kid, since most of the comments seem to be giving him kudos.

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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2014, 10:31:14 pm »
Someone suggested bringing back corporal punishment, but applied to the parents. I rather like that idea.

That'll teach 'em, letting their kid watch MLP all the time.
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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2014, 10:55:45 pm »
Someone suggested bringing back corporal punishment, but applied to the parents. I rather like that idea.

That'll teach 'em, letting their kid watch MLP all the time.

I think he was referring to the parents of the bullies.
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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2014, 11:12:33 pm »
Someone suggested bringing back corporal punishment, but applied to the parents. I rather like that idea.

That'll teach 'em, letting their kid watch MLP all the time.

I think he was referring to the parents of the bullies.

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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2014, 07:04:03 am »
Because it's not like conservative values which emphasize traditional gender roles and demonize anything different had a hand in facilitating this kind of environment or anything.

But hey, everyone in the comments seems to think misblaming is perfectly fine as long as he's supporting the kid, since most of the comments seem to be giving him kudos.

On his main radio show, Beck continued to insist that the kid should be allowed to like whatever he wants and be himself and not be punished for it, which I'd commend coming from anyone else, but coming from him it rings of a "right for the wrong reasons" sort of thing.  Especially because he clarified it with "and not in that 'embrace diversity' sort of way that liberals like, since that's nothing but 'political correctness'."

Taken together with his other statements, it feels like that when presented with a choice between defending traditional gender roles and twisting the story to make the point that straight white men were being systematically victimized by liberal oppressors, he chose the latter.  Especially because he made it a point to continuously reaffirm the boy's masculinity to make the point that this poor, masculine, straight, white boy was being bullied for being masculine, straight, white, and male and that's why the school allowed it.

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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2014, 11:30:18 am »
My guess is shit like this happens because it's easier to make a small change to a single party than it is to deal with the actual situation.  Kid being bullied for a backpack?  Don't bother with the lengthy, difficult process of punishing the bullies and dealing with their parents and addressing harmful societal perceptions; just take away the backpack.  Problem solved.

This actually is the reason. It takes time and effort for administrators to individually look at each situation and students and tailor a response to them. So they try to make up for it by just applying a blanket response to everything and not thinking about it.
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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2014, 03:11:02 pm »
Maybe some bronies can hold a protest. A bunch of guys & gals who LOVE the magic of MLP can come decked out in all sorts of "MLP-FIM" stuff in support of this kid & against the bullies.

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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2014, 03:26:10 pm »
Unfortunately, most schools I know would probably consider that "inciting a riot" or some similar bullshit and shut it down.  Schools in the US have less free speech than most fucking prisons.
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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2014, 03:30:46 pm »
Maybe some bronies can hold a protest.

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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2014, 03:38:23 pm »
Or Pinkie Pie Fawkes masks! ;D


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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2014, 04:31:59 pm »
Ugh, no thanks. I was thinking something more like this:



(Boogie2988 si a pretty cool guy and I feel bad comparing him to bronies) :-\
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Re: Boy bullied for having an MLP bag told not to bring it to school
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2014, 04:48:20 pm »
Ugh, no thanks. I was thinking something more like this:



(Boogie2988 si a pretty cool guy and I feel bad comparing him to bronies) :-\

I know. I was just thinking of combining.

Either way, it's fine.