Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Privilege Checking: Campus Antics

Profs say women, black students should get to speak first in college classrooms

Dalhousie University hosted a panel in order to better improve relations on campus to combat supposed instances of misogyny and racism.

Professors on the panel said men should not be allowed to speak first in class discussions.

None of the panelists were men.
Students hold ‘shit-in’ for gender neutral bathrooms, tell peers to check ‘potty privilege’

California Polytechnic University’s Queer Student Union hosted a three-day ‘shit-in’ during which students were encouraged to use “all-gender bathrooms.”

The group and its supporters constructed a fake toilet on campus and told their peers to “check your potty privilege.”


Robert Coble said...

Well, that's certainly a "shitty" idea!

Ladies first, of course.

Russell said...

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

Stefani Monaghan said...

While I appreciate all your hard work, Stan, next time please confine your links to articles written in English. I tried running the following through Google Translate, and came up empty:

“non-binary trans person”

"trauma informed, feminist, survivor-centered collaborative approach.”

Could someone let me know what language that is?

Here's my favorite line:

"Ashburn said she’s “burnt out” by those who believe discussions on misogyny should incorporate men."

Which came through Google Translate as: "All men sit down and shut your pie holes. Speak only when spoken to, and then we'll tell you what to say. You are only entitled to opinions we say you can have."

Steven Satak said...

@Stefani: Stan should have mentioned that you need to use the "AtheoLeftist to English" version of Google Translate.

It's the (often) self-contradictory language of those who are permanently locked in the mindset of the two-year-old. To paraphrase Jim Woodring, "there's been a horrendous collision at the intersection of emotion and spiritual pride and no one is screaming louder in the wreckage than the one who caused it all - Contemptible Leftist, the Terrible Tot".