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Old 08-30-2022, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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A school in Australia is reportedly supporting a "phenomenally bright" young girl who is identifying as a cat.

The teenager is apparently allowed to act like a feline and be non-verbal at the private school in Melbourne, as long as it does not become a distraction to her fellow pupils.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-...l-who-27800624
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Old 08-30-2022, 09:36 PM
 
Location: In the Redwoods
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Meh. I don't get it, but clearly she is just seeking attention... and I guess she's getting it now! As long as she isn't hurting anyone, idc.
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Old 09-09-2022, 03:47 AM
 
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She sounds like a “furry”. It’s a thing among teens. There are furries at my daughter’s high school, as well.
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Old 09-09-2022, 05:23 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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A school in Australia is reportedly supporting a "phenomenally bright" young girl who is identifying as a cat.

The teenager is apparently allowed to act like a feline and be non-verbal at the private school in Melbourne, as long as it does not become a distraction to her fellow pupils.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-...l-who-27800624
It is flat out impossible for her to not be a distraction to her fellow pupils.
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Old 09-09-2022, 06:56 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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It is flat out impossible for her to not be a distraction to her fellow pupils.
And we complained 20 years ago about the kids with fluorescent green foot high Mohawks. Glad I'm not having to deal with this.
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Old 09-09-2022, 07:52 AM
 
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Who cleans the litter box?
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Old 09-09-2022, 08:05 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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And we complained 20 years ago about the kids with fluorescent green foot high Mohawks. Glad I'm not having to deal with this.
I know, right?

What people who have never worked with large numbers of teens don’t get is certain teenagers must defy the rules, not because they are against the particular rules but because they are against any rules, and how far they are willing to go depends on the rules. The more tolerant the rules the further they have to go to achieve their real goal - mass attention. This means once you start allowing the big green Mohawks then in order to be the chief rebel and attention getter of the school some new taboo has to be found to be broken. Being a transgender kid when there are six in the room no longer works - guess we are moving on to pretend animals.
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