Operation Armor Transfer

Bespin refugee - June 30, 2014
Katie, the girl who was teased a few years ago for liking a 'boys line', recently had a chance to 'pay it forward', after her mother learned of another girl who was teased, even attacked, because of what she liked. Working with a member of the 501st, Katie and some friends sent Allison some handmade cards, her custom set of stormtrooper armor, and let her know she was not alone.
(Source: Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper?)
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featofstrength - 2014-06-30 @ 6:33 pm

To even remotely appear to condone it is disgusting.

 

Youre right...the best way to handle this is get complete strangers to bully the bullies or give anyone who cries "victim" a goodie bag. We all learn something and everyone is happy. Or perhaps tell us how you would handle this situation differently in the shoes of, say, the mother of the girl?

 

 

 

The most important part of this story was "I talked to my daughter." That should be enough, BUT...then the words "A CHANCE TO EDUCATE PEOPLE" pop out.

ALL CREDIBILITY LOST.

 

Since we're gonna play it that way...Can you send my "Early Bird" Star Wars Bullying Victim Kit to me retroactively, Crippler? I mean, I got thru having my Yoda 3-ring binder book dumped on a regular basis in Jr. High without killing myself or anybody, but fair is fair: I am entitled to something.

 

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jedicrippler - 2014-06-30 @ 5:20 pm

Did you even read the article? It says the girl was physically attacked to some extent as well as taunted. Hardly "very loose" bullying. Any bullying is a load of crap. To even remotely appear to condone it is disgusting.

featofstrength - 2014-06-30 @ 1:52 pm

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Sorry, but getting bullied (very loose in this case, I know) is a part of life, from start to finish. Every geek, male of female, should be ready to deal with it if they wanna fly their freak flag high. And Modern @##@@ parents...sheesh...they dont remember what it was like back in the day not to have the internet to cry to?

 

If I were a SW fan of the age now...Id probably make fun of the fact that it's a #@%& Clone Wars bottle over anything else.

 

The real shame here is that this lil girl loves Princess Leia and probably all water bottles out there in general merchandise feature male SW characters. Leia, the single strongest female character out of only a handful of SW ladies, is hard to come by in gen merch right now. So, on one hand, Lucas/Disney has failed this lil girl, and on the other, Mom has failed to scour the interwebs for Leia merch...it's out there, official or not.

Bespin refugee - 2014-06-30 @ 7:52 am
Operation Armor Transfer
Wheeljack35 - 2010-12-03 @ 12:29 pm

I'm sticking up for boys! Girls are yucky!

 

 

Actually, that could be taken ENTIRELY the wrong way?

 

When I was a Sophmore in high school there was a slow kid named Charlie the seniors used to mess with.Till this day I remeber the question they always asked him when they came near him

 

 

"Charlie do you like girls?" They would ask and his response was this "Boys are cool ,Girls got the cooties" @smilepunch@

Viper Hunter - 2010-12-03 @ 7:18 am

I'm sticking up for boys! Girls are yucky!

 

 

Actually, that could be taken ENTIRELY the wrong way?

Capt.S.G.Wiseman - 2010-12-03 @ 7:04 am

I see you point as to what is considered "bullying" by today's standards. Bullying in my day (and yours) meant that you got your @$$ kicked when you were caught alone, usually on the way home from school.

This whole thing however seems pretty innocent.

I looked at this story more along the lines of "Don't worry that your a girl. Star Wars is cool for everyone." I'm sure the boys that teased her have probably received some unwarranted crap for this now that it is National News, but I just see the over all message. = Being a geek is no longer a bad thing.

 

I think the opportunity was missed to make this more about this little girls love of Star Wars and how no amount of teasing by the little boys, changed that. Instead, the Mother turned it into a sappy "oh my poor little girl was bullied" story and used it as a crusade against bullying, on her blog. It's 2010...do people REALLY think that a couple of 7 year old boys, jealous over a GIRL liking Star Wars as much (if not more) as they do and having a new cool water bottle to BOOT, is a case for anyone to take up the crusade against bullies....in 1st grade?

 

Yeah, the MOTHER in this story is where I'm drawing all my contention from, and you're right...I wonder what kind of flak these boys have been given for being the mean ol culprits that almost had this girl giving up her love of Princess Leia??

 

You know the old sayings.

What are little girls made of?- Sugar and Spice & all that's Nice.

What are little boys made of?- Dirt & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails.

 

This is just a cyber-fueled version of that.

Viper Hunter - 2010-12-03 @ 6:47 am

I see you point as to what is considered "bullying" by today's standards. Bullying in my day (and yours) meant that you got your @$$ kicked when you were caught alone, usually on the way home from school.

This whole thing however seems pretty innocent.

I looked at this story more along the lines of "Don't worry that your a girl. Star Wars is cool for everyone." I'm sure the boys that teased her have probably received some unwarranted crap for this now that it is National News, but I just see the over all message. = Being a geek is no longer a bad thing.

 

I think the opportunity was missed to make this more about this little girls love of Star Wars and how no amount of teasing by the little boys, changed that. Instead, the Mother turned it into a sappy "oh my poor little girl was bullied" story and used it as a crusade against bullying, on her blog. It's 2010...do people REALLY think that a couple of 7 year old boys, jealous over a GIRL liking Star Wars as much (if not more) as they do and having a new cool water bottle to BOOT, is a case for anyone to take up the crusade against bullies....in 1st grade?

 

Yeah, the MOTHER in this story is where I'm drawing all my contention from, and you're right...I wonder what kind of flak these boys have been given for being the mean ol culprits that almost had this girl giving up her love of Princess Leia??

Capt.S.G.Wiseman - 2010-12-03 @ 6:19 am

VH, i'm really not sure what your problem is here. her daughter got teased. her mom calmed her and told her it was ok for her to like star wars. she then went online and wrote about it.

 

the news did a story on it because it seems to be popular among star wars fans.

 

 

My "problem" is the choice to treat this as another "bullying" story. A couple of 7 year old BOYS, teasing (not bullying) a 7 year old little girl for liking STAR WARS is a pretty lame example of "bullying" (IMO) but since that's all the fuss right now, I just assumed the writer (the MOTHER) of this story just had to capitalize on this issue.

 

I mean seriously...she's treating this issue as some kind of crusade against "bullying" by writing an article about how the teachers need to stop such things from taking place between CHILDREN, starting in the 1st grade. Really? Boys teasing with girls over what they should like or shouldn't like and THIS is the catapult for stomping out big ol' meanie bullies in the world? Hell, watch it again and the newscaster called it "cyber bullying" when the event happened in school. If anything, it was the over sensitive adoptive mother that was bullying. Bullying a couple of 7 year old BOYS about how they teased her daughter over a stupid water bottle with Star Wars on it.

I see you point as to what is considered "bullying" by today's standards. Bullying in my day (and yours) meant that you got your @$$ kicked when you were caught alone, usually on the way home from school.

This whole thing however seems pretty innocent.

I looked at this story more along the lines of "Don't worry that your a girl. Star Wars is cool for everyone." I'm sure the boys that teased her have probably received some unwarranted crap for this now that it is National News, but I just see the over all message. = Being a geek is no longer a bad thing.

Viper Hunter - 2010-12-03 @ 12:18 am

VH, i'm really not sure what your problem is here. her daughter got teased. her mom calmed her and told her it was ok for her to like star wars. she then went online and wrote about it.

 

the news did a story on it because it seems to be popular among star wars fans.

 

 

My "problem" is the choice to treat this as another "bullying" story. A couple of 7 year old BOYS, teasing (not bullying) a 7 year old little girl for liking STAR WARS is a pretty lame example of "bullying" (IMO) but since that's all the fuss right now, I just assumed the writer (the MOTHER) of this story just had to capitalize on this issue.

 

I mean seriously...she's treating this issue as some kind of crusade against "bullying" by writing an article about how the teachers need to stop such things from taking place between CHILDREN, starting in the 1st grade. Really? Boys teasing with girls over what they should like or shouldn't like and THIS is the catapult for stomping out big ol' meanie bullies in the world? Hell, watch it again and the newscaster called it "cyber bullying" when the event happened in school. If anything, it was the over sensitive adoptive mother that was bullying. Bullying a couple of 7 year old BOYS about how they teased her daughter over a stupid water bottle with Star Wars on it.

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