Gender stereotypes continue to hurt our children. I’ve had this discussion many times with parents of boys who are uninterested in football, video games or things that society says “boys should do”. Individuality has no boundaries, and no rules other than what we place on ourselves. This is a problem for society to change, the children shouldn’t have to.
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FOLSOM, Calif. – A community is mourning the death of a middle school student who took his own life after alleged bullying over cheerleading.
Friends say 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu left Folsom Middle School last year because he was teased about wanting to become a cheerleader on the school squad.
So, he enrolled in a home-school program , according to FOX40.
“Bullying him because of cheerleading…it’s not right. It’s what he loves to do and that’s a human right to do that,” said 11-year-old Mia Kleinbardt.
“Well…we were aware of allegations of bulling. I can’t speak to specific allegations but like all allegations we investigate them fully,” said school district spokesman Dan Thigpen.
“I heard thasomebody called the bullies and told them that he passed away and they were like shocked…like realized..learned their lesson on how words can hurt,” said Riley.
Those who loved Ronin can only hope…
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