"That's So BULLYING!"

November 16, 2009
By -alice- PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
-alice- PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
I care very little if I am judged by you or any other human court; indeed I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. -1 Corinthians 4:3-4


Look around you. Try and count the number of people out there that are kissing, hugging, or using some other form of PDA to show some form of affection towards someone else. Kind of a high number, right? Now, fish out the people that are kissing someone of the same gender. That’s a lower number, isn’t it? Why do you think that is? Maybe it’s because of slang comments like “That’s so gay!” that are being used as slang on a day to day basis.

The average number of teens in America that say “that’s so gay” is higher than most any other saying. That’s pretty crazy considering us teens say A LOT of stuff! But let me ask you this: what if somebody came up to you and said, “Oh my gosh, that’s so negro” or “That’s so Hispanic.” What about, “Oh my gosh, your hair is so a Twilight lover” or “That is so some guy who wears his shirt tucked in!” How would you feel if someone came around and said something about your race, religion, or interests in an insulting way? Personally, I don’t see how saying “That’s so gay” is different than saying any of the above comments. Nobody goes around saying “That’s so (insert religion, race, or interest)!” At least I hope not!

So the bottom line of this article, if you felt like reading it, was that saying “That’s so gay!” is a horrible, offensive comment that we should stop saying. Anything you can do to prevent your friends and family members from saying “That’s so gay!” Seriously, it’s wrong.


The author's comments:
I'm not gay, lesbian, or trans gender, but I am a firm believer in the thinkb4youspeak commitment and I love that so many people stand behind me on this. So thank you.

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Oceanixx said...
on Jan. 5 2015 at 7:43 pm
Oceanixx, Union City, California
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Your first argument doesn't make any sense. Obviously we don't see as many gay couples as straight couples. That's not because of discrimination. That's because there aren't that many gay people.

on Jun. 12 2013 at 7:35 pm
-alice- PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
I care very little if I am judged by you or any other human court; indeed I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. -1 Corinthians 4:3-4

I appreciate the healthy discussion guys! Thank you!

AliMotamedi said...
on Jun. 7 2013 at 10:43 am
AliMotamedi, Ampang, Other
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its good to see someone and finally talk about this, i'm not gay either but i think everyone deserves to live their life just as they please to do so, as long as it does not bother others!

on Dec. 4 2011 at 10:20 am
aspiringauthor_ BRONZE, Fairfield, Connecticut
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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - MLK Jr.

Agreed. Completely. I get yelled at by my peers all the time for being uptight when that is yelled across the room, but I always tell them that it's inappropriate and just plain immature. And yet I'm still in the wrong for pointing it out, somehow. Sigh.

on Sep. 29 2011 at 10:36 am
Spike9110 BRONZE, Bronx, New York
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This world needs to be a better place for children.

i'm straight but people says things about my race. so you made a good point

on Jul. 3 2011 at 6:54 pm
Thoreau420 SILVER, Martinsburg, West Virginia
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"Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is its destruction." - Bob Marley

A good point, though I think the meaning of the phrase has really changed. Like when people say "Fag" or "That's So Gay" these days, they aren't really directing it as an insult towards Gays. The phrases have sort of morphed into their own kind of insults. Just like the definitions of "Gay" and "Fag" have changed overtime. I don't think the phrase will die out any time soon, but the definition will.

on Dec. 28 2010 at 5:38 pm
-alice- PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
I care very little if I am judged by you or any other human court; indeed I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. -1 Corinthians 4:3-4

I hate that comment too, especially since I'm a natural blonde.

on Dec. 28 2010 at 11:26 am
Deipnosophist BRONZE, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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I am not offended, but your insult, thusly your counter argument has no merit. :p

bookgirl79 said...
on Dec. 28 2010 at 9:55 am
Deipnosophist, U R SOOO DUMB!!!!THAT IS NOT TRUE!WOULD U BE OFFENDED IF SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING MEAN 2 U? YES!PEOPLE HAVE OPINIONS & ARE OFFENDED BY DIFFERENT THINGS!

on Aug. 26 2010 at 11:13 am
-alice- PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
I care very little if I am judged by you or any other human court; indeed I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. -1 Corinthians 4:3-4

"Love, A?"  That's kind of creepy... are you stalking me on the phone with criptic messages about my friends and secrets?  ;) Love ya, Cheesecake

on Jun. 24 2010 at 6:17 pm
jbutterfly10 GOLD, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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There is a time for everything under the sun:~

I agree, and neither am I:) I mean, it's like, "That's so blonde!!!!!!!!"

on Jun. 6 2010 at 6:29 pm
Deipnosophist BRONZE, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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I believe that if some one is truly offended by an insult is due to that person being insecure. I absolutely agree with this, however people will always have a way of making something seem wrong, bad, or different. And besides meanings change, someday this comment could be a compliment.

on Jun. 6 2010 at 6:13 pm
Cheesecake SILVER, Cripple Creek, Colorado
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"If music be the food of love play on"-William Shakespeare

100% agree love, A

on May. 28 2010 at 10:58 pm
Sorry, I didn't mean that I was someone who said it, but that I am those people's friend. I also forgot- great article :D

on May. 28 2010 at 10:56 pm
People at my school do say things like 'That's so Asian!', because Asian is considered to mean smart, geeky, etc. It's always those who are Asians or their friends (like me) who say it, but it is kinda offensive and makes people feel unworthy or unnoticed (when the only non-Asian in the group), since it happens quite alot.

on Mar. 28 2010 at 6:46 pm
I totally agree! I sense that this is something you feel strongly about, and I encourage you to expand your article and views, because they're really good!

DumDum BRONZE said...
on Mar. 26 2010 at 9:39 am
DumDum BRONZE, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss --Douglas Adams
You call it sarcasm, I call it wit.--Anonymous

I found it incredibly hypocritical how everyone here, after stating their opinions, said "I'm not gay". Who cares if you are? Not anyone who's reading this, that's for sure.

on Mar. 20 2010 at 12:09 pm
-alice- PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
I care very little if I am judged by you or any other human court; indeed I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. -1 Corinthians 4:3-4

Thanks everyone! Kelz1141, I understand your point and I probably didn't phrase that correctly in the article, but I think people get the message. Thanks for pointing that out thought

kateyt23 said...
on Mar. 20 2010 at 11:13 am
kateyt23, Meath, Other
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I do use that phrase, but I never thought of it that way! You put your point across very well!

on Jan. 28 2010 at 12:54 pm
APoetAtHeart GOLD, Lyman, Maine
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" I am, Who I Am, But WHY I Am,Who I Am, Is What Confuses Me." - By Me

Totally agree. Thanks for writing


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