High school is fairly straightforward from a social perspective. Most people have their own group of friends that they hang out with, and this group has usually been together for awhile. They share the same sense of humor, and nothing could split them up.
Many people around the school are also in relationships. They found someone that they really like, and spend good amounts of time with them.
Here recently, I have heard people saying that a guy is “whipped” whenever he tries to hang out with his girlfriend. When someone is considered to be whipped, it means that they are being controlled by their girlfriend or wife.
I mainly hear it when I walk by groups of people who have been friends for a while. They will call out someone in the group at the mere mention of the girlfriends name.
I find this offensive to the guys being labeled this way. It labels them as the guy who spends all his time with the girl, and completely abandons everything else, including friends and family.
Most times, this is not the case. This guy is simply trying to show how much he cares about this girl, just as anyone else would in this situation. I find it disrespectful of anyone who would make fun of a guy for doing this.
These guys should not have to fear facing judgement for this either, espe- cially from his own friends.
If and when society gets to the point where degrading and making fun of the people that actually care is the norm, then I think it’s safe to say that society itself has failed.