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October 5, 2010

As a reaction to the sad death of Tyler Clementi this week, and other stories like his, I’ve been working on a lengthy post about empathy and bullying and the growth process, but it is not coming together in a lucid enough way in a timely enough manner.

So I’ll post the jumping off point instead:

Isn’t it obvious that being gay is a far less shameful act than being mean?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. marie permalink
    October 6, 2010 4:29 am

    well said.

    now if I could just stop wondering what the world will be like when Elle and Bree are older, and start making choices about their lives. I’m hoping it’s a bit more tolerant, but that might be a long shot. why were we so open as young people? why didn’t we care about this? what is different? maybe the world should listen to more duran duran.

  2. Jan Rider Newman permalink
    October 6, 2010 9:49 am

    Thank you. Well said, indeed.

  3. October 25, 2010 9:26 am

    I keep wondering why there aren’t rashes of bullies killing themselves because they can’t live with how horrible they are.

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