I was shocked that she is already "made" to feel this way at such a young age.
We have turned in to such a politically correct society that we can't express ourselves at all with out fear of being condemned and I find it pathetic. As adults we should be allowed to express feelings without fear of condemnation. Adults should able to discuss how they feel about "xyz" without being accused of finger pointing.
If a child as much as teases a child in a way typical of childhood behaviour he or she is immediately labelled a bully. I thought a bully beat the dickens out of you and stole your lunch money and did so more than once. He preyed on your and others repeatedly. Nope, not anymore, call a kid skinny minney just one time and bam, off to the principals office you go and you are suspended, and that's if you are going to get off lightly. What is going on? How are kids today going to learn to stand up for themselves? GO to school everyday and you get an award for perfect attendance. WTH, give me a break, you are meant to go to school every day, it's your job.
The other day a college football player made the draft. (in other words he was turning pro). He decided to announce he was gay before being drafted. When he was picked he and his partner had a big celebration complete with a cake. They chose to smear cake on each others faces, something done at weddings over here and lick it off, not usually done at weddings. A pro footballer on the Miami Dolphins tweeted that it was gross. he was fined for his anti-gay comment. Are you kidding me? It was gross, 2 adults licking each other in public....ewww get a room. Why was he fined? Get a freaking grip. It wouldn't have made a difference if it was a man and a woman or a woman and a woman, it was inappropriate. Stop this nonsense.
We have been told now for decades to say what we feel, show our feelings. It's ok, they said to have feelings and show them. Well now it isn't. Make up your minds society cos I for one am very confused and a little annoyed.
I've told my kids that they will get teased and I have given them a couple of one liners to throw back to stop it in it's tracks. They have been teased and they have nipped it in the bud. We haven't run to anyone for help. Now if they were being bullied, really bullied, if someone was laying a hand on them, that would be different.
Man up people.
It is time to stop defending every little thing and every action. Kids, gays straights, all of us have to learn to defend ourselves. It's a tough world out there and it isn't getting any kinder.
Allrighty then, I'll crawl back under my rock for a few days.