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 –  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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