so here's the deal here's the thing
- if a minor says something's bothering them, it's real
- if a minor says they're trans, it's true
- if a minor has opinions about "adult" level topics, particularly politics, it's valid. probably more valid than your opinion
- they will not "understand when they're older". you failed to understand something when you were young. stop projecting
re: Catholic school flashbacks
This was a private school; Catholic schools are the worst. It's like being in one of those sci fi concentration camps. Teachers rule by fear and order.
But that's not the worst, bullies get away with it because they know the limits. Microaggressions always existed, we just didn't have a name for it.
Oh but you snap and then YOU get a report.
My worst memories from my childhood were from school. The good news is that the dean got what he deserved when all the high school students rebelled on him; a young relative of mine (6 yrs younger) told me, wasn't there to see it. Next thing I know, he quit and his bullshit haircut policies got rolled back.