UK Is Having Serious Bully Problems As Well

  • metta

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    Oct 06, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    12-year-old girl dies in dad's arms after being tormented by school bullies

    'Bullied to death' schoolgirl dies in father's arms
  • GQjock

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    Oct 07, 2010 10:26 AM GMT
    Actually Britain has had this problem for a long time
    and it's tied in with what's known as hooliganism

    Where it's cool to be seen fighting and beating people up
    Some soccer matches have turned into riots

    Maybe some of our British friends can elaborate ?
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    Oct 07, 2010 10:57 AM GMT
    GQjock said
    Maybe some of our British friends can elaborate ?

    I wasn't aware it was a country-specific issue, but we do have a lot of total scum in this country. Pig-ignorant, selfish, violent and anti-social. Unfortunately they breed like rabbits so eventually they will take over!
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    Oct 07, 2010 11:23 AM GMT
    Bullying is not country specific, and kids are always going to be horrible. The girl does not appear to have been gay:

    'People made fun of her because she did not know much about sex education,' he said.

    'She was a beautifully innocent young girl but the kids turned on her and started to call her a lesbian because she didn't know as much as them.'

    It sounds like there was no actual gay issue, and that "lesbian" was simply a nasty thing to say.

    The big difference between the USA and UK on gay bullying is one of Tony BlairĀ“s few positive actions as prime minister, which is that gays have full legal protection and rights under the law. The kids will still bully others, but the structure of society is not affirming that gays are less valuable, and there are actually protections in place.

    Kids will always bully, college kids will always play fuckwitted, cruel pranks (like streaming their room-mate making out). What makes a difference is the general attitude in law and society towards the sexual identity of the victims. That is the common thread in all the recent suicide coverage. In the USA the law affirms the bully. In the UK the law affirms and protects the victim.