Purple - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 65 Old 10-21-2010, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,911
• Horses: 6
It's amazing to hear about the success this event has had =)
This kind of thing really does make a difference. I'm willing to bet it's saved a decent share of lives, when people look around and see how many people support them.
So glad to hear of members here supporting =)
rocky pony is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 65 Old 10-23-2010, 03:47 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 265
• Horses: 0
I had my purple on!
saint3meg3rlfc is offline  
post #13 of 65 Old 10-23-2010, 04:20 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,321
• Horses: 5
I have purple, but I wont wear it. The Billy kid, I knew him on a different forum. He was bullied to death. Weather or not he was gay is irrelevant(they have no proof that he was, except for a few "fag" comments made by his school mates). Gay kids are NOT the only ones who get bullied to death, but the media has chosen to speak up about the few 6 student who were, because gays feel they dont have enough ecceptence in the world. What about the other kids? I will not stand up for gay rights. I will however stand up against bullies, and the 'pick and choose' media that use the poor kids to make a political satement. If a kid is being a bully, he/she needs to be punished, if the the kid bullies someone to death, they should go to prision, along with the irrisponsible parents of said bully. The last thing that needs to happen is gay rights exstremist using the situation to help themselves. Who is standing up for the non gay kids who got bullied to death?
Posted via Mobile Device
GreyRay is offline  
post #14 of 65 Old 10-23-2010, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,911
• Horses: 6
Umm...
Anti Bullying Week 2010


Well, I'm going to go ahead and try to ignore the rudeness behind that comment and continue.
The problem is that the absolute most common type of bullying in schools is gay-related, whether it is directed towards gays or not. The point of Spirit Day is to stomp out ALL anti-gay bullying. It is something that hurts everyone.
The fact of the matter is that gays are one of the actual entire groups of people who are very, very commonly singled out and bullied. Becuase of that, this cause does deserve its ONE little day on the side, because anti-gay bullying is very common.
General bullying has an entire week, and for a good reason. We have only a single day, for a good reason. I am very tired of hearing people complain about it, because this is a legitimate issue.

Last edited by rocky pony; 10-23-2010 at 05:39 PM.
rocky pony is offline  
post #15 of 65 Old 10-23-2010, 06:12 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olds, AB Canada
Posts: 2,749
• Horses: 2
I agree! And science HAS proven that bullied gay people are more likely than non gay people being bullied to commit suicide.

And Do you have a problem with gay people?

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.

Last edited by Ray MacDonald; 10-23-2010 at 06:15 PM.
Ray MacDonald is offline  
post #16 of 65 Old 10-23-2010, 06:53 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
'fag' is a pretty common insult and is used against gays and non gays.
People who think that asking for a day where you wear a colour are extremists are off their rocker. This isn't saying gay people > straight people. Or that gays who get bullied are worth paying attention more than straights who are bullied.

I think you missed the point.

On that note. I'm glad that this, the It Gets Better Campaign, etc are getting so much attention. BOTH of these things apply to straight kids, not just us queers. It just happens to have been a bunch of gay kids who keep getting bullied to death. The message is against homophobia, but also bullying for ANY reason. The fact is we want kids to stay alive and we want them to know that highschool isnt the rest of your life and even if you don't know them, people are out there to support you.


Wanted to Add: Any "special treatment" for gay kids, is stemming from the current political climate. On TV you're seeing progresssion but also a lot of hate mongering. Kids at young ages may not realize that this isnt how everyone thinks. So wearing some purple is a good way to show that there are people who support you, not just extremists (of any sort).
I still stand by that theses movements benefit anyone who is not lgbt as well, but this is also a factor if you think there is some sort of preferential treatment.

That being said, the political climate is also currently heavily laden with Islamaphobia and although we are still at a stage where I don't see there being any media coverage of movements to support non-extremists muslims (and tear down any religious based hate) I think that is something that is important also.

Saying wearing purple is ignoring straight kids is like saying black history month means white people are unimportant, breast cancer awareness means people with parkinsons arent important, womans rights means men arent important. It doesn't add up.

Last edited by Spastic_Dove; 10-23-2010 at 07:02 PM.
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #17 of 65 Old 10-23-2010, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,911
• Horses: 6
Very, very well said. And thank you guys so much for the support =)
And it's so true about religious discrimination, it's just insane how many people think that Muslims are all just like Al Qaeda =/ what a way to see a religion that is actually so based on peace, right? It's appalling. I would love to see a day set up against anti-Muslim bullying.
rocky pony is offline  
post #18 of 65 Old 10-23-2010, 09:23 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
Exactly. There's a difference between extremists and the normal every day members of a society. =)
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #19 of 65 Old 10-23-2010, 11:35 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Posts: 2,043
• Horses: 2
Post

I wore purple...even though it was more maroon than purple but it was the best I could do. I can't stand bullying...against anyone. That doesn't mean I'm an extremist...I'm just an everyday normal person. I also wore Pink on friday for breat cancer awareness and on November...(forgot the exact date write now), I will write LOVE on my arms. Why? because all people deserve love, kindness, and respect and every honest, good cause needs support.

To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing, and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse.
TheRoughrider21 is offline  
post #20 of 65 Old 10-23-2010, 11:38 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Posts: 2,043
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreyRay View Post
I have purple, but I wont wear it. The Billy kid, I knew him on a different forum. He was bullied to death. Weather or not he was gay is irrelevant(they have no proof that he was, except for a few "fag" comments made by his school mates). Gay kids are NOT the only ones who get bullied to death, but the media has chosen to speak up about the few 6 student who were, because gays feel they dont have enough ecceptence in the world. What about the other kids? I will not stand up for gay rights. I will however stand up against bullies, and the 'pick and choose' media that use the poor kids to make a political satement. If a kid is being a bully, he/she needs to be punished, if the the kid bullies someone to death, they should go to prision, along with the irrisponsible parents of said bully. The last thing that needs to happen is gay rights exstremist using the situation to help themselves. Who is standing up for the non gay kids who got bullied to death?
Posted via Mobile Device
At our school there our signs supporting anti-bullying everywhere. We have talkes about anti-bullying but none of them ever mention gays. They get one day while the rest of us "normal" people get the whole year. Or if you don't go to my school, a whole week.

To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing, and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse.
TheRoughrider21 is offline  
Reply

Tags
gay , lesbian , lgbt , october 20 , purple

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted: Purple tack! Amarea Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 09-10-2010 07:58 PM
Purple English Set! QHDragon Tack and Equipment Classifieds 9 09-01-2010 08:55 AM
FS: Purple Flame Bareback Pad Amarea Tack and Equipment Classifieds 6 08-04-2010 10:32 PM
Fly control! Rockin' purple. Rissa Horse Pictures 12 07-07-2009 11:26 PM
Where are all the PURPLE saddle pads?! Hoofprints in the Sand Horse Tack and Equipment 11 12-09-2008 09:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome