Thanks to my colleague Katina Parker for sharing this link with me: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=691795768605
After the show, a 53 year-old, proudly gay man (“I knew I was gay since I could spell it”) tells Oprah about his experiences being bullied as a child. When he asked his father for help escaping the bullies, his father told him he had better not come home until he had fought them. After which he proceeded to kick some serious elementary school behind with his pink Cinderella lunch box.
So much to unpack here — for example, some folks regret the glorification of retributive violence, even if it does make a funny and satisfying story. What do you think? I find myself just grateful for whomever bought a pink lunchbox for this little boy more than forty years ago.