11-year-old boy attempts suicide after being bullied

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Michael Morones

This is so heartbreaking.  An 11-year-old boy tried to take his own life in late January.  Michael Morones was allegedly teased relentlessly by the lids in school  Why you ask? Because he loved to play with the ‘My Little Pony’ toys.  He remains in critical condition and may have sustained permanent brain damage as a result of his suicide attempt.  Additionally, he currently has a tube in his throat.  

Here is what his mother had to say to reporters.  I am literally crying as I am reading about this and writing.  “He’s the kid that never walks. He dances everywhere,”.  “He’s so full of energy. He’s always on the move… We won’t know for months how much is going to heal. It could even be years before we find out what potential for healing he has.”.

I have written a good amount about gender roles and how BS it all is.  I have also illustrated examples of how marketers have decided “pink is for girls” and “blue is for boys”.  Check out some of what I have to say here. 

Reports are stating that Michael was so upset because kids at school were calling him gay for liking a “girls TV show”.  This is just disgusting.  This is 100% on the parents of those children who are so ignorant and close-minded.  As I have repeatedly mentioned, there is NO SUCH THING as “girls” and “boys” tv shows, toys, colors, etc.  This is a value that marketers place on things to segment consumers and SELL TO THEM.  That is all there is to it.  Then we have gender roles and homophobia which is perpetuated by religion through various propaganda vehicles.

This cycle has GOT TO STOP.  Please help spread this story and share awareness.  Share on social media, tell a friend.  Do your part.

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  1. the mcgraw family

     /  February 6, 2014

    I think every doesn’t have to have an opinion about things people do let them be who they are god made everybody just perfect how you are and you need yo believe in that !!!!!

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  2. This really upsets me, and makes me feel … well, sad. There are wingnuts, kooks and homophobes out there … and they start out young. Maybe it’s true that they’re fighting an inner battle with their own gay feelings, but this kind of thing needs to stop. As a former school administrator, I always think the same thing: “Where in the heck were the teachers?” I often thought that the teachers looked the other way because they were as afraid of the bullies as the students!

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