How can I stop my brothers from making fun of my sexuality?
Last Updated: 12/05/2017 at 9:27am
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Some people will simply not stop making fun or mocking your sexuality, and that's something you will have to unfortunately live with because simply, you are possibly a minority in society compared to heterosexuals. It happens with any minority. The best thing you can do is explain to them your feelings when they make fun of them, and ask them to walk in your shoes for a day and see what it would feel like.
If what he is saying is harassing you do let your parents know about it. As your brothers they should respect you i all aspects even sexually.
Try to have a serious discussion with them and express assertively that how their behavior hurts you. Also, if possible, if it's not awkward, try to suggest them read and understand educative material about sexuality and let them know in clear words that they should stop hurting you.
the best way to do that is ignore them..it will be very hard at first but eventually when they come to learn that you dont care, the will stop. they make fun because they know it affects you and they get a kick out of it. so try ignoring them to hell.. :)
I may not have a personal experience of this, but I do know some of the pain of bullying. You can be firm and tell them what they are doing is wrong, and that it's who you are. They can't change you. Be proud to be you. You can also ignore them, they'll eventually stop. The only reason bullies make fun of others is so they feel better about themselves. Stay strong and don't give up.
okay first of all if your brothers are making fun of your sexuality ignore them they're not worth your time. You have so many other things you be doing. like finding the love of your life but instead you're worried about...what your brothers would think. If you really want your brothers to stop making fun of you then tell them straight to their faces is that you could care less about what you think.
Honestly, I think the simple answer is to tell him to knock it off or ignore him. It should be treated like any other bully, maybe you could talk to your parents as well.
Just make him understand that this is who you are and you can't change it and by making fun of that,nothing will change.
Try to get them to see it from their perspective. Make them understand that you are happy this way. To them, they think that it is maybe wrong/a joke. Explain that you can't help it and if they want you to be happy, this is the way.
Show them you are the bigger person by ignoring their teasing. If they don't get a reaction, they will grow bored and stop.
Teasing /making fun of your sibling is normal i have experienced this myself talk to your brothers and tell them what they are doing is making you upset and uncomfortable
Explain to them that it's what you have chosen, and while their words may hurt, it doesn't change who you are.
Sit down with him and have a real talk. Be honest about how it makes you feel and how it hurt your feelings. Try to stay calm and collected and keep your voice down. I think he will stop if he sees and understands how this affects you. If he won't stop I would try to involve your parents.
Express to your brothers how it makes you feel when they do make fun of your sexuality, if you do that and they still continue to make fun of you, then the problem lies with them, and not you. Show them that you`re not bothered by them making fun, and eventually they will get bored of it.
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