I was surprisingly pleased by what EW.com had to say about this:
“If there’s one thing the world will apparently never tire of, it’s policing young women’s sexuality. Be cute, but not like that. It’s okay to be sexy, but only in the ways that I think are decent. I can’t consider context,…
McCance’s Facebook post: “Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. The only way im wearin it for them is if they all commit suicide. I cant believe the people of this world have gotten this stupid. We are honoring the fact that they sinned and killed thereselves because of their sin. REALLY PEOPLE.”
His comment later in the status:
“No because being a fag doesn’t give you the right to ruin the rest of our lives. If you get easily offended by being called a fag then dont tell anyone you are a fag. Keep that shit to yourself. I dont care how people decide to live their lives. They dont bother me if they keep it to thereselves. It pisses me off though that we make a special purple fag day for them. I like that fags cant procreate. I also enjoy the fact that they often give each other aids and die. If you arent against it, you might as well be for it.”
The fact that a bigot like him is sitting on a school board is both ridiculous and unsurprising.
“Just yesterday she was going on and on about how much she wanted to see a movie,” said Bertram, noting that he had, after repeated requests, taken the demanding Maas to a local cineplex only two months prior. “How many movies does a person need to see in a year? Sometimes I just want to relax.”
Though he and Maas have dated for almost two years, Bertram reportedly did not recognize the severity of his girlfriend’s near-chronic dependence on getting out of the house and doing stuff until six months ago, when she insisted the two attend a free outdoor concert in their neighborhood. Since that time, Maas has asked an estimated 11 times to be taken to dinner, 17 times to go grocery shopping, and, on 20 separate occasions, has expressed a desire to go on a meandering walk without a fixed destination, purpose, or time limit.
The precise number of incidents, Bertram said, is difficult to determine, as Maas has oftentimes enlisted him in activities without first asking, including initiating seemingly pointless conversations lacking any definitive context or subject matter, as well as making plans with coworkers, family members, friends, old roommates, the people upstairs, and acquaintances Bertram does not know.
In addition, an alarming majority of the activities Maas suggests involve standing up.
“I don’t know if I can live like this,” Bertram said. “On Saturday I was excited to sit back and watch some TV, and then she reminds me that [Bertram’s best friend] Jeremy [Durst] is having his birthday party, and so next thing you know, I’ve got to get up, throw some pants on, and hang out with people all night.”
“For once I’d like to do what I want to do,” Bertram continued. “She always wants to go somewhere or look at something.”
Bertram said that for several weeks he attempted to deflect Maas’ demands or otherwise dissuade her from pursuing activities outside their one-bedroom apartment through a series of complex excuses—including a feigned lower-back injury—but met with little success. Recently, he has tried to compromise by purchasing an XBox 360 and several multiplayer games for the two to use together, as well as upgrading the couple’s Netflix account to allow five DVDs at a time.
Maas’ obsession, however, has shown no signs of abating, and on Sunday she volunteered herself and Bertram to walk their neighbors’ dog when they go on vacation next week.
“That’s three more nights ruined,” said Bertram as he toggled between the popular website eBaumsworld.com and a game of online poker. “I could literally be doing anything else, but instead, I’ll be walking a dog. I don’t need to always be doing stuff, and especially not stuff like that.”
According to behavioral psychologist Dr. Michael Greer, though Maas’ irrational compulsion for doing things is extreme, it is by no means uncommon.
“Alicia is exhibiting all the classic signs of what we call ‘active behavior’—an impulse to engage in unnecessary and often prolonged outdoor movement that is most commonly found in females,” Greer said. “Though we cannot be certain, these habits seem to stem from an innate desire to not be doing nothing.”
Added Greer, “All available research indicates that this type of unstable behavior is most disturbing when it occurs early in the morning, after 10 p.m., on weekends and perfectly good vacation days, or before one has a chance to finish the third goddamned disc of the second season of Lost.”
Despite repeated attempts, Maas could not be reached for comment, since she was out at the gym or having coffee with a friend or some shit.
“If a dude thinks that he is powerful because he doesn’t get fucked, and you are weak and shameful for getting fucked, you really and truly don’t want to let him fuck you. Sex is about respect, and letting someone inside you without respect is a bad idea… I fuck while feminist by insisting that there is nothing submissive about getting fucked. Accepting the standard bullshit narrative of “penetration as dominance” or “penetration as corruption” is ridiculous and arbitrary.”—Tiger Beatdown › Fucking While Feminist: The Unfuckables (via sexisnottheenemy)
because these kids have names and they have stories. they’re real people with families and hopes and dreams that were stamped out by hate. may the reason for the color not be forgotten.
He was a 19 year old student at Rutgers University. After his college roommate tweeted “roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into Molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.”, he lived-streamed Tyler having sexual relations with his boyfriend. Tyler threw himself off a bridge after finding out.
He was a 19 year old student at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. He hung himself in his dorm room.
“Raymond Chase was a person who liked Harry Potter and Rugrats and was a member of the popular facebook group “I cant spell “bananas” without singing hollaback girl.” (source)
Seth Walsh was a thirteen year old middle school student. He was bullied to the point that he could not bear to live.
“He spent a lot of his life frightened.” It was in person, through the internet, through phonecalls. His peers were relentless. He was perpetually picked on for his mannerisms and his style of dressing, even before he came out as gay. His mother found him hanging from a tree in their backyard. He spent over a week lingering on life support before he died.
He was a 13-year-old eighth grader at Hamilton Middle School outside Houston His family says that he was “bullied to death”.
”Asher was tormented for being small. For his religious beliefs. For the way he dressed. And for being gay. His bullies acted out mock gay sex acts in phys ed class.”His parents repeatedly contacted school officials on his bullying. Nothing was ever done. He shot himself in the head.
He was a 15-year-old freshman at Greensburg High School in Indiana. “Everyone made fun of him.” Like Asher, his school administration knew but did nothing. A friend says the bullies would call Billy “gay and tell him to go kill himself.” Homophobic hate messages have been left on his facebook memorial page.
and there are more
The death toll for this school year is already at 7. Seven kids who have lost their lives because of hateful peers.
It’s horrible that it’s taken tragedies like this to finally wake this nation up.