I just read this article about how some young diabetic girls are refusing to give themselves insulin injections so that the diabetes will make them even thinner. I could see a modern day Stacey doing this, no?
Okay, I haven't read through the entire thread, so bear with me if this has been repeated. You know how the jr high and high schools have had problems with that colored bracelet game? Do you think the BSC would have to deal with that if it was written today? For some reason, this is one of the ideas that keeps coming into my mind when I think about this thread.
Post by hurricanebill on May 26, 2008 18:19:09 GMT -5
I haven't been in here for ages!
I like this thread. :-)
I think with the coloured bracelets and kissing stuff would be happening with Cokie Mason and her crowd. And Mary-Anne and Logan would hear about it and Logan's football friends would try to egg him on, but he'd resist when Mary-Anne finds out and gets really embarrassed and worried.
The Babysitters were such good girls in the 80s/90s and I think they'd still be good girls now. Things might change for a couple of them when they hit the 10th grade or something.
I definitely think hair straighteners would be all the rage! And ipods. :-)
You want to know something sad?When I was in grade school (I was in fifth grade) the kids would actually engage in sex games with the colored bracelets.
Really!?! Oh my goodness! What kind of sex games, exactly?
At our school we did have them, and I even wore them. I didn't really care much for the sexual connotations, though. I just liked them. At our school, it was supposedly that whoever broke which colour bracelet was the person you were supposed to do the sexual act with. For example, black was sexual intercourse. Whoever broke your black bracelet was the one you were supposed to have sex with. There were a whole bunch of different colours, and each with different meanings, but I can't remember many of them now.
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Post by Penny Lane on May 26, 2008 22:05:35 GMT -5
That seems so absurd. Why do you want to advertise that you "did it"? I mean, don't people call you a sleeper behind your back anymore? Or is sex, like, the cool thing to do? Because (I can not believe I am about to say this) back when I was growing up, it was like, yeah, kids did it, but they did not talk about it. And chances are that you would be called a sleeper or a sl*t if anyone found out. Even though they were all doing it too. (Sometimes it was okay to talk about it with a really, really close friend but even then there was the fear of gossip and rumors. One girl in my class had some horrible, horrible things said about her.)
So, if you have sex do you go and buy the bracelet yourself? I mean, why? What happens if you don't have the bracelet? What's to stop someone from going out and buying, like a white bracelet and saying, sure I did whatever this color means? And what if you just like white/black/purple/pink bracelets? Are these the rubber ones? What if you want to support Lance Armstrong? Can you not because Yellow means that you, like, liked a guys thingy or something? (I don't know what the colors mean). I am so surprised about this. Seriously.