Archive for April, 2011
Ryan mails: “This piece of art is on display at my local art museum in an "It Gets Better" art exhibit.
It was very powerful to me and I thought I’d share it.”
Craig Macneill and Clay McLeod Chapman’s 2005 Sundance-selected short film "Late Bloomer" is a funny, weird mashup of HP Lovecraft’s classic monologues about the horrors lurking in unsuspected places and the embarrassment of attending sex-ed class at school. [Found at Boing Boing]
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Does forcing a student to conform to social norms prevent bullying or perpetuate it? A recent episode in Florida once again brought this debate to light: a male student who wore high heels to school was asked by an assistant principal to remove them — even though he wasn’t violating dress code.
Riverview High School Principal Heilmann told 10 News that he made the request out of concern for the student’s safety. "Part of bullying is to try to prevent it, whether people make fun of what you are wearing, or your hair. If I can prevent that, I will. said Heilmann. Some students felt the assistant principal didn’t have the student’s best interests in mind. Read on…
In the Academy for Learning in Dolton, Illinois, USA a 15-year-old kid with special needs got brutally beaten up by the police. It all started when an officer walked around the school hallway and verbally abused the boy. The poor kid tried to avoid him by walking away but the police officer just followed him and suddenly just bashed him into the wall, so hard that the boy fell right down, the officer just continues with the abuse, while the boy is telling him to stop and to let him stand up. The boy says later in an interview that he could hardly breathe, his nose got broken and his face was all swollen by the hitting.
This was all captured by a surveillance camera. The boy has a learning disability because he injured his brain when he was little. The police officer main job was to be at the school to protect the kids, but instead he got aggressive with this boy. No one from the academy commented the situation and the Dolton police department didn’t either. The boy has now been transferred to another school and is planning on filing a lawsuit.
Article by Stop Police Brutality
Congruously a recently published report on police brutality concludes: "Police in the US now rival criminals, and exceed terrorists as the greatest threat to the American public."
Our friends from the WTFSexFacts Twitter channel got an eBook out that contains more than 1000 sex secrets by people of all ages. You can grab a copy here for £2.50. Go & find the secret mentioning milkboys Have an example:
Female: “When I was in high-school, the school geek got beaten up and stripped. It was the single most sexy thing I ever saw. Not the beating, of course. I knew something was going on because there were boys and girls all rushing to the small woods next to the school playing field, so my friend and I went to see what was happening also. Five boys were kicking the shit out the geek for some unknown reason. As usual, a crowd of kids gathered around to watch, mostly boys and a few girls. Not satisfied with beating him up, they decide to humiliate him by taking off his clothes. I guess they did it because there were a few girls watching. I guess they weren’t going to miss the thrill of seeing a boy stripped to nothing. They just stood there watching how all his clothes were taken off. The thing is, when he was naked, it showed he had the BIGGEST penis you will ever see. I’ve never seen anything like it. He was like a boy with a man’s penis. Everyone was shocked. I swear it was like a scene in a movie. The whole crowd fell silent. Even the boys beating him up. It must have been so embarrassing to have your clothes taken off in public and everyone enjoying his shame. I couldn’t get his penis out of my head. I felt really guilty too about what happened and reported it to the teachers. The boys got expelled and some of the people watching got suspended. I befriended the geeky boy hoping to have some kind of sexual encounter with him, but he turned out to be queer.”