Rudy MIGHT just be taking the breakup harder than he himself realizes.
The big question here is: did Drew deserve that? Could it possibly help clear things up or put things into perspective for him? Or will this only serve to make things worse?
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Well, Rudy might have been harsh, but I think Drew needed someone else's 'opinion'; I think he got a bit lost in his world in which he 'suddenly became gay and then straight again', and someone had to go and tell him it doesn't work this way.
Based on what we've seen from Drew, I wouldn't at all be surprised if this just made him feel more conflicted again. I don't know if it was right or not, but I think that from Rudy it was probably at the very least appropriate.
And congrats! I'd love to contribute, but I need all the funds I've got at the moment for my own transition, I'll post it around though. Good luck hun, I'm rootin' for you! <3
I totally understand. Your own transition should be your primary concern. Thank you for sharing it though. And best wishes to you in your journey as well. ^_^
I'd say Rudy was pretty harsh. But it's something that did need to be said to Drew at some stage. Drew's in the "questioning/denial" stage of working himself out. For all his failings, he's a decent and reasonably likeable character. He honestly doesn't know what's going on, and it feels like he's afraid of finding out. I think once he does work himself out, he'll be a much nicer person. Maybe this incident will help him on the way, maybe it won't.....I guess we'll see.
Of course, the whole "yelling it out in a school hallway" part probably isn't a good idea, but in this case it might just work out.
Drew deserved it. He's being really condescending towards Rudy, and whether he means to or not isn't important.
I think Drew either needs someone to talk to or for someone to tell him off (which Rudy did), since everyone else seems to be ignoring his off behaviour (poor, confused Drew) and hoping it just stops soon without doing anything about it.
@LittleLynn84: Go Rudy! ^_^ As for Drew, the first thing oppressive worldviews (whether on the part of the privileged or internalised oppression on the part of the oppressed, so regardless of Drew's actual orientation) need to start unravelling is often just for a member of the oppressed group to be assertive about rejecting the idea that that identity is something to be ashamed of or overcome. So this experience might actually be good for Drew as well in the long term
On the other hand, while I I'm very much not getting the impression that what's happening here is that Drew's sexuality is actually shifting, Rudy *does* kinda erase fluid sexuality here...
Shut up Rudy. Drew really does not mean any harm, and it is perfectly normal to be confused over sexual orientation, especially at that age. Teenage hormones can even make people feel like they're attracted to the same sex when they're not actually.
I feel kinda bad for Drew, and that probably could've been handled a lot more appropriately by Rudy, but I feel that Drew needed that. I know what it's like to be totally unsure of some key feature of myself, and I'm absolutely certain I'm not the only one here. I'm still kinda uncertain. Maybe I always will be. I've always been really open to things if they occurred to me. If I had actually considered my gender/sexuality before I was 16 last summer, I'm sure I'd have known way sooner, because I'd have actually given it careful, open thought.
But Drew isn't me, and isn't open to such a thought, at least not yet. He's going to want it to not be true, and he's going to be in a /TON/ of denial if it is. Either way, he's in a bad spot, misinformed, and afraid, trying to cover it up with carefree confidence that /almost/ convinces, but is far from seamless.
As much as I wish it didn't have to happen, he needed this reality check. Hopefully he uses it.
I kinda feel bad for Drew.
Even if Rudy was highly emotional, he is right. Drew and the other boys that aren't in Rain's group of friends are ignorant pricks.