Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Sat Apr 24 09:51:31 PDT 1999

Gar Lipow quoted:

>Freaks. Outcasts. Weirdos. These words are now casually thrown around by
>Columbine High School students in reference to the two boys who opened
>fire, killing 12 of their classmates and one of their teachers. One girl
>dismissed all the taunting and name calling they endured as "just stupid
>teenage stuff."

How intense are these pressures to conform in countries other than the U.S.? The American self-image is one of rugged individualists marching to their own drummer, but it's hard to see it in real life. What about other places?


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