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Old 05-26-2011, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Return to Gender 101

I just can't think of a better way to raise a kid to be weak and bully-prone than to actually make decisions based on the possibility that they might get bullied.
Wow, my parents chose all our names to minimize the possibility of bullying and I've always been grateful that they were that considerate. They even made an effort to make sure our initials weren't teasable. I have always planned to do the same if I ever have kids. Anyone with my genes and me as a mother is bound to be a misfit so I think it's my duty to minimize any additional teasability if I can.

By the way, practically all of us were teased mercilessly anyway and none of us sat down and took it.
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