Monday, October 27, 2008

"That's So Gay" Not So Good

Ruth Sheehan in today's News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), focused on the saying "That's so gay," which is a form of bullying. "That's so gay" is often followed up with "No offense," but it is offensive. It is a form of bullying; of discrimination; it is hate speech, clear and simple.

Simple statistic in which this phrase causes pain: "85% of the gay students said they had been harassed at school in the past year; three-fifths felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation; and almost a third of gay students had skipped a day of school in the past month because they felt unsafe."

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As Ruth finishes this essay: "That's so wrong."

Pace, B

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