Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Just Got Told

| Learning | January 28, 2014

(In my art class one of the boys is always complaining about various groups of people. It’s a very laid back class, and the teacher has never had to admonish a student.)

Student: “I just don’t like it. I mean… I don’t care if someone is gay. I just don’t like it when they act gay.”

Me: “How are they supposed to act, then?”

Student: “They shouldn’t act gay. I don’t want to hear them talking about being gay. I don’t even want to know that they’re gay.”

Teacher: “That sounds fair, [Student]. In fact, just so that it’s fair to everybody, you are no longer allowed to talk about straight things. I don’t want to hear anything at all about your heterosexuality. You can’t say anything about a girl being cute or about your girlfriend.”

Student: “But…”

Teacher: “Nope. Not a word. If you don’t want to hear about gay stuff, then they don’t have to hear about straight stuff. That was your demand.”

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