School Bans Bullied Boy from Wearing his ‘My Little Pony’ Bag – This is Victim Blamin

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  1. Xaos

    Xaos Well-Known Member

  2. meaningless-vessel

    meaningless-vessel Well-Known Member

    Re: School Bans Bullied Boy from Wearing his ‘My Little Pony’ Bag – This is Victim Bl

    Definitely disgraceful from the schools point of view. Kids should have the freedom of expressionism that if they want to like certain things it shouldn't be treated in the way the other kids were behaving.
     
  3. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

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    So if he had been wearing a gay pride badge for example they would ban that? Discrimination in both cases - I wonder if there is a litigation case there?
     
  4. Daphna

    Daphna Well-Known Member

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    I don't blame the boy, but as a parent I wouldn't allow my son to take a "my little pony bag," to school for this very reason. Meaning the bullying.
    It's not that responsible on the parents part. I know they know how cruel children can be. JMPO
     
  5. Prof.Bruttenholm

    Prof.Bruttenholm Well-Known Member

    Re: School Bans Bullied Boy from Wearing his ‘My Little Pony’ Bag – This is Victim Bl

    Anti-bullying campaigns have shown to actually increase bullying and violence in schools.

    Schools have no authority for those who actually commit the bullying or violence so it is only possible to attempt to prevent it by preventing students from being targets.
    School teachers, administrators and staff have all the responsibility but none of the authority.
     
  6. flowers

    flowers Senior Member

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    Didnt have to read this to know this boy lives in the south. I commend the parents for helping this child to not hide his creative expression. he will encounter a lot more rejection if he continues to express his true self. But at least he will not be one of the repressed sheep. Shame on the school for not turning this into a learning expereince. But its the south. And anything with GBLTQovertones will be flatly rejected by any school board. And so the suicide rates amongst GBLTQ kids will continue to be very high. As schools continue to teach that boys will get banned for carrying what is normally a girls backpack. etc. It was a teaching moment. Sadly what the school decided to teach was that he must hide and be ashamed of who he is. Good for those parents for doing their part to encourage him to be who he is.
     
  7. Xaos

    Xaos Well-Known Member

    Re: School Bans Bullied Boy from Wearing his ‘My Little Pony’ Bag – This is Victim Bl

    Source?

    So the schools don't have the authority to discipline bullies, but they have the authority to ban the bullied from free expression.

    Makes perfect sense.
     
  8. Liquid Jello

    Liquid Jello Well-Known Member

    Re: School Bans Bullied Boy from Wearing his ‘My Little Pony’ Bag – This is Victim Bl

    really like ur thoughtful post, Flowers. I too was thinking the school's response was gender-phobic (or whatever that term would be) or homophobic. I think it's terrible that the kid was banned from carrying the backpack he liked. how ridiculous.
     
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