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So very unhappy

Posted by Ron Coleman on May 16, 2007

nosegay.jpgMy Way News reports a high school student who sued after being disciplined by her school and then mercilessly teased for using the phrase “That’s so gay” is not entitled to monetary damages:

“All of us have probably felt at some time that we were unfairly punished by a callous teacher, or picked on and teased by boorish and uncaring bullies,” [J]udge [Elaine Rushing] wrote in a 20-page ruling. “Unfortunately, this is part of what teenagers endure in becoming adults.”

The law “is simply too crude and imprecise an instrument to satisfactorily soothe deeply hurt feelings,” Rushing said.

She speaks wisely, does Judge Rushing. Now, this:

The case filed by Rice and her parents in 2003 brought widespread attention to a three-word phrase that some teenagers use to mean “stupid” or “uncool,” but has come under attack as an insensitive insult to gay people.

That one was just floating over the plate for me. I was going to write that well, I’m a pretty gay guy, and I wasn’t insulted. My little noodge on the usurpation of the word gay by an interest group, see.

But then I realized, I’m not very gay at all, am I, actually?


One Response to “So very unhappy”

  1. FIAR said

    Ugh! PC crap is out of control. How are we supposed to insult people if we can’t even call them “gay” or “retarded?” Can we at least keep [expletive deleted]?

    Hmm. I guess we can’t.

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