[Missouri-l] Fwd: [acb-chat] FW: Rated "R"
From the IPHONE of Terrie L. Arnold
terrieiphone at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 14:17:16 CST 2012
i am passing this along , as this may not be a blind issue , but this goes on in every school. It happened this Monday outside of Cleveland . so far three students have died due to these shootings. some of the students said that the four boys , picked on the boy who shot them.
This year alone 17 shootings have occured since Jan. 6th , so please go and sign this , and pass this along to others as this is something we need to stop.
kids blind , , special needs, or what ever makes them different from the cool kids as everyone dose not fit and kids can be very crule.
i hope that you will take time to do this
thanks i am just passing this along and signed this too.
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From: "Eric Calhoun" <eric at pmpmail.com>
Date: February 28, 2012 12:34:18 PM CST
To: acb-chat at acb.org
Subject: [acb-chat] FW: Rated "R"
I concur! R means "restricted." People need to see this movie!
From: "Mark Anthony, Change.org" <mail at change.org>
To: eric at pmpmail.com
Subject: Rated "R"
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:34:14 -0800
Katy Butler knows how it feels to be bullied. When she was 12, four boys
came up behind her. They called her names and shoved her into a wall --
then they slammed a locker on her hand and broke her finger. "I held back
tears while I watched them run away laughing," she says. "I didn't know
what to do so I stood there, alone and afraid."
So Katy, now in high school, was thrilled when she heard about a new
documentary, Bully, that sheds light on America's bullying epidemic. The
film's distributor, The Weinstein Company, even had plans to screen the
film in middle and high schools across America.
But it was just announced that the Motion Picture Association of America
has decided to give Bully an "R" rating, meaning no one under the age of 17
can see the movie -- and it can't be screened in middle and high schools.
Katy thinks it's ridiculous that the MPAA would prevent teens from seeing
a movie that was made specifically to help them fight back against
bullying. So Katy started a petition on Change.org asking the MPAA to give
Bully a PG-13 rating. Click here to sign Katy's petition -- and watch a
two-minute preview of this compelling film.
The Weinstein Company appealed the MPAA's initial decision to give Bully
an R rating (unsurprisingly, language used in the film -- especially by
bullies -- is coarse). But news broke on Friday that they lost the appeal.
According to news sources, a two-thirds vote was needed to change the
rating to PG-13 -- but Bully came up one vote shy. Katy thinks it's time
for the MPAA to make an understandable exception for a film that could
impact the lives of countless American teens.
Katy knows about the power of online petitions. Last year, when the
Michigan legislature was considering a problematic bill to address
bullying, Katy and another Michigan teen started a petition asking the
legislators to improve the bill -- and it worked.
Now Katy needs your help again. Click here to sign Katy's petition asking
the MPAA to give Bully a PG-13 rating so the kids who most need to see it
-- bullying victims and bullies themselves -- can do so.
Thanks for being a change-maker,
- Mark Anthony and the Change.org team
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