Why Is It Funny?
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About This Episode
A short documentary that asks why middle school age students make fun of homosexuality and make gay jokes. Artist's statement: "What brought me to this subject was that my ELA teacher was encouraging us to do a lot of social justice projects and I was interested in the topics of homosexuality and suicide among teens. I wanted to find out why kids always made fun of these issues. They talked about them like they were jokes or like they were nothing. I decided to narrow down my documentary because I was worried about what people would think and say if I was asking about suicide. It’s a really sensitive issue. After making this movie, I’m hoping that people will understand that it’s okay to make jokes but you shouldn’t take things too far. By making jokes about homosexuality, you cross the line and can hit a nerve by hurting someone’s feelings and putting them down."
Runtime : 00:04:18 Added : 05/10/2011
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Adobe Youth Voices
Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation's signature philanthropy initiative empowering young people to Create with Purpose. Youth use digital tools to express themselves about issues important to them.