Bless the day when this is no longer required.
Hey you Jesus people, it’s time to start practicing what the Man actually preached.
Hey you “H8ters,” it’s time to start looking inward instead of out, and dealing with the real problem at hand.
Hey you bullies, it’s time to realize that it takes a Real Man to not beat the crap out of anything he’s frightened by or doesn’t understand.
It takes a Real Man to love.
Hey you scared parents, it’s time to start loving your children for who they are, instead of for what.
Hey you G.S.A. students, God bless you. God bless every last one of you.
Hey you sitting there, adding nothing to the problem – but nothing to the solution either – it’s time to take a stand.
And it’s time today.
t, the link this leads to doesn’t explain anything. Can you tell me what this is all about?
I changed the link to reflect a page that’s a bit more informative (thanks!), but the skinny is this: “The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.” (a direct grab from their site).
While not gay, I know all too well the feeling of being spat upon simply because you don’t fit tidily into someone else’s preconceived notion as to what a person is supposed to be. The LGBT community was probably the first, besides my punk brethren, to ever accept me simply for who I was, and I will be forever indebted to them for that.
It makes my heart cry to see that they have to deal with so much abuse from the ignorant, the scared and the hateful, so I try to help out where I can.
Commendable t. I have seen and felt enough of it I stand beside most movements that quash bullying, and promote understanding, or at the minimum acceptance.
Personally, I think the “norm” is highly over rated and completely ludicrous on so many levels that it sometimes brings me to moments of anything but silence. Labels, inside categories, inside preconceived notions that describe how a person is supposed to feel, behave, communicate, etc… drive me to distraction.
It’s a much better link… thank you for explaining it to me. I think I am going outside now to wash off the “normality” with a bit of sunshine.
I whole-heartedly agree. Thanks, and enjoy – I’m about 8 minutes behind you!
Thanks for sharing this t! :) x
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Nice link, t. Go the kids !
“And a child shall lead them,” right?
I’ve been talking about this with my teenage daughter. she’s befriended two kids who are sometimes bullied at school. I’m so proud of her for that.
My eldest is a member of his schools GSA (the buttons, popping off my vest as I say it) – your daughter should see if your school has a chapter as well, it’s a wonderful group and a positive voice for tomorrow.