This page was really just meant to be a transition to the coming pages revolving around Maria and Chanel, but turned into a little bit of a venting session through Fara. I don't hear the sort of commentary like from the other teachers around here (thankfully) but I've heard it more than I care for. I grow tired of "as long as it's not my kid" and "people just weren't gay/trans when I was growing up" statements.
Just proof that wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age if you're not actually trying to learn... >_>
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Also, I've said this before, but I'm trying to raise money for SRS, and I'm still struggling with it. If you can help, it would be most welcome. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
Kudos to Fara! really you can only see close mindedness for so long before you strike at it. also, FIRST! always wanted to do that....
WOOO GO FARA
Wow... Go Fara! I approve of this serving. You tell them it's not acceptable to be so vocal about their offensive opinions (At least while your present).
This takes me back to me calling out a fellow employee on his bs.
He was saying he'd disown his own son if it turned out they were gay.
Once I recovered from shock and attempted to get over my disgust at such a statement, I couldn't help but have a go at him, in front of an entire room of people.
There's some truly terrible things going on in the world and being gay isn't one of them.
By the end of the day he'd not only apologised (not that he needed to apologise to me necessarily, but still) and said that he probably wouldn't disown them, just wouldn't be happy about it.
"Well, that would be something neither you, or your son would have any control over." which caused him to stop and think.
All I can say is that I hope me calling out on it, and showing that I didn't think that it was acceptable to one, say such a terrible thing, but two, to broadcast it in a room, which could tell the other guys it's okay to say similar things, or make someone who was actually gay, feel really uncomfortable and worry that if someone at work worked out that they were gay, they'd be bullied relentlessly.
Damn, there's quite a few people I wish I could give a talking to like this. I can't fathom how some people can have their heads shoved so far up their butts.
I definately respect her and honestly wish that if i came up to this situation that I could say exactly what she said.
Farah is awesome.
Wow Fara, you go girl! Really wasn't expecting that, but I'm really happy to see her telling them off
It's stuff like this that makes me thank god I'm always so open minded towards these kind of subjects
Fara, you rock. I always wish I had the figurative balls to call people out like that.
Why is almost every comment here praising Fara? Guys... Guys... Fara isn't real... Do you think Fara can hear you? Oh my god just... GAH!
And why should we praise people doing things that everyone should... Just... Right, screw this, nope, I'm done... *Smashes keyboard* Done.
Of course everyone knows Fara is a fictional character. But there's nothing wrong with having an attachment to a someone in fiction. That's a pretty good sign, in my opinion if readers can get get that invested in someone they know isn't real. It tells me I'm doing something right.
As for praising someone for doing things "everyone should", well, not everyone does. It doesn't necessarily mean praise is deserved, but it is a means of showing support and agreement (even - and especially - from people who aren't able to do it themselves).
I'm not really sure see what the problem is here. Don't like the story? That's fine. You're absolutely entitled to that. But please don't take it out on the other readers (or your keyboard) because you can't get into it. It's really nothing to get that upset about.
@LittleLynn84: Grr, just wrote a really big reply and it didn't seem to post, could you add me on skype please, I'm nice, I swear. Skype: aimaybee