Megan McArdle loves the It Gets Better Project, but wonders if straight kids need an IGBP too:

“A lot of kids are horribly bullied–weird kids, smart kids, new kids, whatever–and some of them, too, kill themselves.  And even the many more who don’t might need to hear that it doesn’t just get better for gay people, but that Aspergers nerds and fat kids and everyone else who gets singled out by abuse really can go on to have a happy, meaningful life that they’re very glad they aren’t missing out on.”

To which a commenter responds with a pointed question:

“If we’re going to the trouble to tell people in an utterly artificial, man-made godawful situation that it will get better, perhaps we could also work on getting rid of the godawful situation?”