Thursday, September 13, 2007
After a 9th grade student in Nova Scotia was preyed upon, bullied, called a "homosexual," and threatened with violence for wearing a pink shirt to school, these two heroes (in above picture) took action.
The next day, Grade 12 students David Shepherd and Travis Price decided something had to be done about bullying.
They used the Internet to encourage people to wear pink and bought 75 pink tank tops for male students to wear. They handed out the shirts in the lobby before class last Friday — even the bullied student had one.
"I made sure there was a shirt for him," David said.
They also brought a pink basketball to school as well as pink material for headbands and arm bands. David and Travis figure about half the school’s 830 students wore pink.
"The bullies got angry," said Travis. "One guy was throwing chairs (in the cafeteria). We’re glad we got the response we wanted."
David said one of the bullies angrily asked him whether he knew pink on a male was a symbol of homosexuality.
He told the bully that didn’t matter to him and shouldn’t to anyone.
"Kids don’t need this in their lives, worrying about what to wear to school. That should be the last thing on their minds."
When the bullied student put on his pink shirt Friday and saw all the other pink in the lobby, "he was all smiles. It was like a big weight had been lifted off is shoulder," David said. No one at the school would reveal the student’s name.
See what happens in a country that treats all its civilians like equals and promotes acceptance and non-judgement??!?! The kids all become fruits!