Men Like Us

This is the trailer for a new doco that had its premiere last night. ¬†Some of these men are now extraordinary in their ordinariness, ¬† though all have dealt with abuse, judgement and alienation. ¬†When my gay readers read the nasty, personalised attacks by some commenters here the effect ¬†can be debilitating. ¬†While I am for free speech I despise bigotry and bullying because of someone’s sexuality.

Our suicide stats are filled with young men and women who couldn’t withstand the abuse. ¬†What sort of decent society drives young people to that?
I know all to well the difficult battle with depression Р to have that depression caused by the actions of people who are essentially cowards is one of the lowest forms of degradation a society can visit upon someone.

 

  • Ronnie Chow

    Well said Cameron . Bullying starts in schools , and the teachers are hopeless at stopping it .

  • Neil

    Thanks for this posting Cam. Abuse – bullying as a child gives you few outcomes. Depression or suicide are the two most common. As a sufferer of physical (non-sexual) verbal and mental abuse as a child due my physical disabilities, my result is a lifetime struggle woth depression. Thankfully I have an incredible circle of friends and family supporting me through this constant struggle.

  • Troy

    Kids can be brutal growing up and the problem is that those bullies grow up to be the same as adults – i’m convinced that haters have insecurities of their own that they can’t get over so their course of action is to hate and bully more. I suppose everyone should be grateful that they in the minority.

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