Thinkbeforeyouspeak.com has released its new campaign on the issue of teens experience homophobic remarks and harassment.
” This campaign aims to raise awareness about the prevalence and consequences of anti-LGBT bias and behavior in America’s schools. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce and prevent the use of homophobic language in an effort to create a more positive environment for LGBT teens. The campaign also aims to reach adults, including school personnel and parents; their support of this message is crucial to the success of efforts to change behavior.”
I’d say this helps a lot more people than teens, really, many adults are still acting like a kid.
They have also enlisted Wanda Sykes and Hillary Duff to appear in two PSAs that draw attention to the phrase “that’s so gay” and its interpretations.
What you are seeing is a video created by Vancouver Film School student Ben Meinhardt through the VFS Classical Animation program. It features rabbit-like creatures dancing and having sex while one of them shoots out a rainbow from his behind. Wait for the “reality check” ending. For some reason I believe this video would be much more enjoyable when I’m high (not that I’m not enjoying the video without it).
Recently MTV commissioned Meinhardt to expand on this idea into “Perfectland” (Happy Tree Friends anyone?)
A new picture book about plastic surgery aims to explain why mom is getting a flatter tummy and a ‘prettier’ nose.”My Beautiful Mommy” (Big Tent Books) is available this Mother’s Day. It features a perky mother explaining to her child why she’s having cosmetic surgery (a nose job and tummy tuck). Naturally, it has a happy ending: mommy winds up “even more” beautiful than before, and her daughter is thrilled.
Some, upon reading the manuscript with their son, find it useful. Newsweek reports “Since February, when she had the surgery, she and [her son] have read the book a half dozen times, and she says it helped him feel excited rather than scared. “I didn’t want him to think [the surgery] was because I was hurting. It was to make me feel good,” she says.”
“That message seems to have gotten through. Instead of being uncomfortable about the surgery, Acosta says her son actually spoke up about it at a big party. “Did you see her new belly button? It’s so pretty!” he said of his mom. “I think he was proud,” she says.”
So maybe next time when you’re depressed, go to a nearby deli instead of a bar and yell “I HAD A BAD DAY, NOW GIMME A TUNA SANDWICH!”
Serotonin, the “happy” chemical can also be found in bananas, turkey and cottage cheese. Hmmm, maybe getting high isn’t so bad after all. I can almost hear school boys say “Hey, wanna get high on tuna and bananas?”
For more on how the serotonin actually works with our brain, go here