tigerarmy247 (Andrew Dufour)

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Students who violated LHS policies in derogatory messages will be 'held accountable' — how, exactly, remains unclear

The point is that CNS news published something of dubious credibility.

September 21, 2017 at 1:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

But Armen, people with Gluten Intolerance and ADHD aren't being bullied and killed in some cases because of their condition. When you belittle the plight, especially of children, being bullied and in some cases bullied into suicide or killed because of what they're going through you're feeding the rhetoric that is causing the problem. And you're implying that these children are "choosing" to be the subject of this harassment and bullying in their school because they don't have a condition they just think they do, I think that is a very dangerous line of thought and gives people who harass and or discriminate against them the free reign to do so because it's possible their condition is faked.

September 20, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

You just said it again, "I have seen people who as a consequence of the 'help' they received." your anecdote about the people you've seen receive help is not evidence that everyone who receives help is ill served. Fine I'll take a turn, I have a friend who has received help and she's doing great.

September 20, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

I did read your posts and responded in kind. Do not tell me who to listen to please, Dorothy often has very cogent arguments on these threads and I'll thank you avoid belittling people on this thread that you disagree with.

September 20, 2017 at 3:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

I sincerely hope you never deal with a condition that society doesn't consider a genuine problem. For years depression and anxiety were seen as "fake" conditions and people died due to a lack of treatment. The opioid crisis has spiraled out of control and many localities are struggling to get doctors and police to carry drugs to reverse an overdose out of a belief that it's not a condition worth worrying about. Whether you "think" it's real is largely irrelevant to the people who are going throug it.

September 20, 2017 at 3:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

So you're blaming the drug industry for creating gender dysphoria? That is a pretty brazen claim with literally nothing to back it up other than how you kinda feel. Also please can we avoid the "I have a friend who told me x" anecdotes are not the same as data and there is a good deal of psychological data to back up the existence of gender dysphoria. There are studies that show that sex changes and hormones don't always help but that is a far cry from the whole disorder being an invention of the drug industry.

September 20, 2017 at 3:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

Do you honestly not see her point. Her point is that if gay marriage didn't destroy your marriage how does the existence of transgender people hurt you?

September 20, 2017 at 2:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS transgender students face backlash after protest, say 'this isn't the end' for their advocacy

Kathleen, I understand what you're saying to a point, on some level you do have to develop thicker skin but you're also making the assumption that the level of harassment being thrown at these kids was minor enough that they should just take it on the chin and move on with their lives. However, I think we need to respect the fact that we don't know what these kids are going through and if they're going to have a 5 hour sit in demanding a response from the administration I think we can presume that the harassment is relatively serious. Bullying in schools has always existed but social media has not and social media has provided a megaphone for many good things but also many bad things such as hate speech. Kids have committed suicide because of severe bullying and I'd rather see action taken by the administration to address this if it's a concern than to see a kid kill themselves in the name of "toughen up."

September 20, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump's immigration decision brings protesters to downtown Lawrence

I think this is effectively becoming a line drawing exercise and you draw the line at one point for where the executive is "creating law" vs. "executing the law."

September 8, 2017 at 2:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump's immigration decision brings protesters to downtown Lawrence

Isn't that really a distinction without a difference though. I mean if he says they're a "low priority" nudge nudge wink wink how is that better in your mind? There are 10mn other undocumented immigrants to consider for deportation. I also don't follow how you feel like marking them as a low priority is within his bounds of executive discretion but saying we're going to ignore this group and focus on others is outside the bounds.

I'm genuinely not trying to antagonize I just don't see the difference from a legal or functional standpoint.

September 8, 2017 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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