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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
|The Last Airbender merchandise
Fandom is finally getting a Katara action figure. Too bad it's based off of white!Katara
What the fuck did they do to the Blue Spirit?
I'll be over here raging. Current Mood: *Snarl*
|You know what we should do? Make it okay to bully queer students
Matt Windschitl and Jason Schultz, two Iowa lawmakers, have proposed a bill to explicitly remove gay and lesbian students from anti-bullying policies in state schools.( more more more )
Gay and lesbian teens are currently protected by the state’s Safe Schools Act, which aims to help students who are being bullied and harassed by ensuring a safe and non-judgmental environment to report incidents. Unacceptable, according to Schultz, who said that he has nothing against gay students, but added that he needs to remove their protections because it will lead to same-sex marriage.
Yes, you read that right. Windschitl and Schultz want to remove anti-bullying measures for gay students—one of the most vulnerable and harassed minorities—from public schools because he opposes an unrelated issue, same-sex marriage. It’s a destructive message for already bullied students, for whom these lawmakers not only have no empathy, but outright disdain.