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Thursday, 24 July 2014

13 Year Old Boy Bullied to Death from Height Bigotry

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"I think the article speaks for itself.  This young man joins a list of young men who took their own life after being tormented by bullies who harassed them for the way they were born.  The real problem here is that heightism is such an accepted and even celebrated prejudice in our society that these sorts of things are bound to happen.  Also take a look at the comment section at the end of the article.  Notice the number of posts blaming Johnathon for taking his life instead of the bullies who harassed him because of their hate for short boys.  Also notice the number of people who say “he should have waited until his growth spurt…he may have ended up as tall as the rest of his peers”. 
Notice how none of them say anything like “it’s O.K. to be short”.  That never comes out of anyone’s mouth. 
For shame."

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