Two days ago I highlighted a controversial piece that was on the net that some said was false, but my research proved it true of a young butch lesbian still in high school who because she dressed as a boy was beaten by a male student until bones broke and blood flowed. The school listed her file as being the guilty party and the local sheriff told her don’t bother laying charges I’ll take the boys side!
I wrote from the point of view that firstly the sheriff is not allowed to take sides that’s for a jury and the court and if he did in fact make those statements and research is backing that he did he should be fired
Secondly, for the school to endorse the hate crime by only giving the boy a five day suspension but listing on the victims file that she was the perpetrator should be dealt with at the school district level and the principal should be reprimanded.
I posted the story and then the floodgates opened, one woman”laura s” said if the girl wants to look like a boy and she got a beat down by a boy then that’s ok”
So if a woman is not attractive and maybe she could be mistaken for male we now have a new hunting season, it’s open season on the androgynous we can start mounting the head and shoulders of any one not quite feminine next to the 16 point buck and the mountain lion we bagged last year n a hunting trip? Really, show me in the myriad of laws in this 50 state ridden land where the punishment for being perceived masculine is a broken jaw? So if a boy is feminine the biggest girl in the school can put him in intensive care? What next?
This Laura s and I have had a half dozen back and forth’s and I called her out as the redneck she is, her reply is “what about this girl looking like a boy you’re not addressing it? Yes Laura because in a decent world IT DOESN’T MATTER, it is as offensive as the republicans who say if you can’t have a baby you’re not a real woman, or the old “women steal jobs from men when they should be home having babies”
You are offensive, you asked me why do I keep saying man and woman the girl was 17 and the boy 14? Well only the small of mind think that it is ok for children to start beating the opposite sex until they are in hospital, as you teach them so shall they grow.
One more thing about you and your kind that is deeply offensive ,your ” it was just a school fight” attitude this is bullying at its worst. Every year because of “its just kids being kids attitude “ kids die, they commit suicide and it s wrong. Parents like you and principals like the one who didn’t take it seriously and sheriffs who told her not to lay charges have the blood of this nations young on your hands. Because of people like you children never make it to become adults, they can’t see why its worth bothering. This gay woman was brave enough to come out and what did she get? she got beaten and kicked back into the closet so rednecks and hate mongers could once again feel safe but I’m sure you prayed for her that’s what hypocrites do.
The only right one in this scenario is the 17 year old with a broken jaw, she was doing nothing more than standing in the light of her own truth and for that she was severely beaten but guess what when her jaw is no longer wired she is still a proud young gay woman who lives how she wants dresses how she wants. Hers is the kind of bravery that will put all the haters back under the rocks they came from, so yes I take her side and yes I highlight the fight because hate is wrong violence is not the answer and her truth and the truth of every other questioning and lgbtq youth in this nation and every other if we just listen has the power to set us free.
foot note- My own 18 year old daughter recently came out as a tras man and I support him as a man 100% and if any parent does one iota less they are phoning in their responsibility as a parent.