An Indianapolis teen is facing expulsion after brandishing a stun gun his mother had given him to protect himself from school bullies. We'll take a moment while you absorb all of things wrong with this.
Darnell Young came out as gay his freshman year and ever since, sadly, has been viciously bullied. He's had slurs, epitaphs, and rocks hurled at him with regularity. School officials suggested Young "tone down" the way he dresses and acts.
We won't go as far as to accuse them of victim-blaming, but are you serious? There is such visceral and reactionary denial of the real issues at hand—avoiding at all costs any discussion of the true problem of rampant and violent homophobia—that it almost defies logic.