On race maybe but not with bullying and the whole “man” thing. I don’t believe bullying “is a positive good” – only an unavoidable consequence of living in the world. Well, in that case, a person has to be prepared because kids and others won’t accept introverts to various degrees, with many kids being totally repulsed by them.
It’s a situation where introversion should be something kids would try to “help the shy person” – not pick on them, but it’s not reality.
Now regarding this masculine stuff, I’m not out to bash gays – only I think they should “stay in the closet”. I simply view the acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle as something wrong but not being a a slightly sensitive straight male or straight tomboy. I think for instance, being a straight tomboy is light years from being a lesbian, much less a lesbian who tries to look like a man!
Picking on Misfits?
Get real, Robert Lindsay – kids are not really picking on misfits. More than likely, they’re mad at them for being blabbermouths, jerks, and especially introverted. It shouldn’t be a crime to be shy, but in grade school it is.
For instance, someone who is fat and shy will definitely get called fat. Also a blabbermouth who is disabled will get anti-disabled remarks.
Exceptions Regarding Bullying
As sort of already mentioned, blabbermouths will get bullied, but this stuff is dicey because some opinions shouldn’t elicit so much hate, but they do. However, some blabbermouths are so obnoxious and/or mean that bullying is totally justified.
Anyway, boot camp in the military is also bullying, but we cannot risk a soft armed forces or police force.
Kids Picking on Gays
It’s another anti-introverted harassment, as straight “shys” get the same thing. In fact, they get accused of being gay when they’re not. Anyway, if a truly outgoing and cool gay person existed among kids, I would even say they might accept them. Well, definitely they would in high school or college. However I don’t know how they would pull that off!
Well, generally, being gay in school goes hand in hand with being shy.