I’m a 14 year old male and I graduated from eighth grade just a few months ago and I’d like to share my perspective here. Now I know this is mainly about what happens but sharing to the world what it is like to be a young man in middle school is important too.
So, first off when I was in seventh grade I had a crush on this girl, I’m not gonna share her name so why not call her, G? Ok so G and I were also friends and when she found out I liked her, she started to bully me and many of her friends caught on. So naturally, I quickly got over her and started to despise her. However, eighth grade is when things got bad. She basically tried to make me sound like a pervert when I wasn’t doing anything wrong. She started falsely accusing me of trying to watch the girls change when all I did was walk by the girls bathroom to get to the boys bathroom and I was five feet away from the bathroom and didn’t look in. She also kept saying I was stalking when I wasn’t as well.
Another thing is that she gave her friend my phone number and her friend started to yell at me saying I was a pervert and stuff; saying I’d stare at G’s ass when I didn’t even look at her often. She began to call my other male friends perverts as well and got them in trouble with the school. I was lucky enough to get out of it. But the false accusations kept coming. She said I made a fake Snapchat to stalk her(when I never did that) and teachers and faculty for the most part seemed to believe her simply because males are assumed to be perverts. G’s friends started to bully me more. She started making fun of what I said in class just because she didn’t understand the complexity of my point.
The thing is, simply because ie as a boy, girls called me a pervert and started to bully me and treat me like crap. I’m assuming it started because at first I liked G and maybe because I’m not a fucking Shawn Mendez. Girls just expect every guy to be perfect and d they aren’t, they bully them. Now this is just my experience and this is barely scratching the surface of the things she and her friends did to me. Also, I went to a small school(43 kids in my grade) so I couldn’t just avoid them.