First Guns, Now Bullying from games? (in Off-topic)
All i have to say is L-o-L!
January 25 2008 10:43 AM EST
lol, crouching over dead peoples bodies is the halo reference i guess. But c'mon that has to be the lamest thing i have heard as far as embarrassment ...
January 25 2008 10:49 AM EST
The thing that sticks out in my mind:
How can one heterosexual male sexually harass another heterosexual male? Did I miss something in the definition of sexual harassment?
January 25 2008 10:54 AM EST
"something apparently inspired by the Halo video game series, in which players can perform a posturing move over a defeated enemy."
Wow if I wrote a sentence like that I would not publish it, even on-line =P
It's called Tea-bagging, and has been around since Counter Strike (crouching over a dead enemy) if not before.
Still, taking it out of the game environment and into RL, and performing the 'manuevour' on people is harrasment. Just the same as other types of intentional demeaning, such as flushing heads down toilets or whipping pants down in public.
January 25 2008 3:30 PM EST
xDDDDDDDDDDDDD Rofl omg lmbo... "... something apparently inspired by the Halo video game series" wow... I can't even think of what to say to that. Its just plain stupid. When all else fails blame the games!
If you try it, you can tea-bag people in side-scrolling arcade games from the late 80's/early 90's, such as Double Dragon. It's the cool thing to do.
Still, those kids are lametards, for lack of a better PG word.
January 25 2008 3:39 PM EST
Yeah...the act of tea-bagging as a form of humiliation has been around much longer than Halo...
Nonetheless, that's likely where they learned it. Kids otherwise wouldn't have much exposure to such a thing...or if they did, they certainly wouldn't want to emulate it.
Still, you can't blame the game for that - the gamers introduced it. Real life people will try their best to simulate their real-life actions.
The parents of the children perpetrating the harassment should be doing their job. I do hope they can pass this, however, so that the school administration can do their part to help as well.
January 26 2008 7:29 PM EST
That parent needs to put on some pants and take some action. I wouldn't let anyone get away with tea-bagging my kids. This was done outside of school, so it needs to be settled outside of school. That lady needs to quit making others take on her fight. You need to go and find a solution yourself, not pitch it off to someone else.
Go and file a law suit or something. This is a lot worse and obscene than a butt slap at work. Your son is getting a face full of crotch and you go to the school board for a settlement. You go to the harassers' parents, you go to the police with the cell-phone, you go to court with a law-suit. The harassers' parents should have done a better job raising their kids.
I would have given my kid a good flogging for tea-bagging someone. Then I would have him read a book on psychology to analyze what the heck he did, and I would make him apologize to the kid who was victimized, and his parents.
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