Nor with a substantive point…
Nor with a substantive point…
The following is by Nick Vassar of the Huffington Post:
Students at an Ohio university say they were “blindsided” earlier this week after homophobic messages appeared around campus.
Signs advocating for a week of “straight pride” appeared on Ohio’s Youngstown State University campus earlier this week. The anonymously posted messages called for students to kick off finals week “by not annoying the shit out of everyone about your sexual orientation,” and not “telling everyone how ‘different’ you are.”
Smaller text at the bottom of the sign reads: “Brought to you by the students that are sick of hearing about your LGBT pride. Nobody cares about what you think you are, or what you want to have sex with. We have nothing against your sexual orientation. We just don’t give a fuck.”
YSU officials immediately removed the posters from around the campus, Ron Cole, the university’s public information officer, told The Huffington Post. He said the school has no sanctioned “straight pride week” and the messages were “completely bogus.”
“With the help of a bunch of students, we quickly went out to take them all down,” Cole said. “Reaction has ranged from concern to outrage. While we recognize the right to free speech, this is counter to our mission of being a diverse and accepting campus.”
News of the posters comes just a few days after a group of students organized an “Anti-Gay Day” at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pennsylvania. The protesters chose to wear flannel shirts and write “anti-gay” on their hands to protest the Day of Silence, an event hoping to encourage discussion about anti-LGBT bullying in schools.
Some of the school’s students who openly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender had Bible verses written on their lockers, and physical altercations broke out in hallways.
Tim Bortner, president of Youngstown’s LGBT group, YSUnity, told HuffPost despite the quick removal of the posters on his campus, they’ve touched a nerve. He’s seen polarizing reactions across social media including on Yik Yak, an anonymous messaging app similar to Twitter.
“We’re getting a lot of negative comments toward our community,” he said. “There has been a lot of harassment and things [on Yik Yak]. Our members are seeing that and our communities are seeing it and it’s making them feel unsafe.”
Lisa Ronquillo, vice president of YSUnity, said that, along with safety concerns, the community is angry, particularly after the group participated in the Day of Silence. Some of the posters were pinned on top of YSUnity fliers advertising a rally for marriage equality on May 9, and she said they’re now wondering if they’ll have to deal with heckling and violence at the event.
“This feels like it came out of nowhere… and I honestly feel blindsided by it,” Ronquillo said. “It’s not something that I expected from our student body. Everybody for the most part, they’re angry, they’re confused.”
The YSU student government association released a statement after the incident criticizing the “straight pride” posters:
When individuals belong to dominant societal cohorts (Caucasian, male, heterosexual, etc.) it is very easy to state “We have nothing against your sexual orientation” and to claim that efforts to raise awareness are “annoying.” For minorities who every day face discrimination and marginalization, such efforts are necessary — without zeal and persistence, sociology teaches that minority concerns very easily go by the wayside. Thus, dismissing the efforts of LGBTQIA students to push for equitable treatment as unnecessary is dangerous because it catalyzes discrimination, whether meant to do so or not.
“There’s no room for this on a university campus. It’s unprofessional, it’s childish and we need to get people to see we’re just like you, we’re not trying to force an agenda,” Ronquillo said. “We need to pull together as a community.”
Language has been added to clarify that the YSU student government association was criticizing the views expressed on the “straight pride” flyers and not LGBT activism.
Earlier this morning, I published a post on students from the University of Florida at Gainsville and Emory University desecrating the American flag by urinating on the symbol of our country, and dissing military veterans by spitting and throwing beer cans at them.
Commenter threepercent1775 reminded us that not all members of the iY Generation (those born after 1990) are disrespectful, unpatriotic and politically ignorant.
I found a video of college students rallying in support of the flag at Valdosta State University students in Georgia. The video was posted on April 20, 2015, by Amanda Ann on her Facebook page with the comment:
“So this is what I stumbled upon coming out of my class on campus today.”
Amanda is studying early childhood education at Valdosta State University, the same campus where an Air Force veteran, Michelle Manhart, was detained by campus police for interfering with a group of Black student protesters who defiled the American flag by walking on it.
Facebook does not enable me to save Amanda’s video to my hard-drive so that I can post the video on Fellowship of the Minds. Nor is the video on YouTube. You can see the video for yourself by going to Amanda’s Facebook page or on Clash Daily.
Here’s a screenshot I took from the video:
There is such an uproar over the April 17 flag-trampling incident that Valdosta State University is shut down today in preparation for a huge demonstration.
Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress told the Valdosta Daily Times that thousands of people who “just want to come down here and support the American flag” were expected to descend on Valdosta State University at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Our DCG has been doing a series of satirical posts on the idiocy and know-nothingness of the iY Generation — Americans born after 1990 whose world is all about the latest technology of iPhones and iPads, thus the “iY” Generation. (See the most recent post here.)
It’s one thing for the iY to be stupid and woefully ignorant, but some of them have crossed the line when they insult, spit on, and hurl objects at America’s wounded military veterans.
That’s precisely what happened last weekend in Panama Beach, Florida.
Chris Martin reports for IJReview, April 23, 2015, that the semi-annual Warrior Beach Retreat was held in Panama City, Florida, to honor American veterans who were wounded in battle, as well as their families and caregivers.
Many were staying at the Laketown Wharf Resort hotel.
Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity from both the University of Florida in Gainesville and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, were also at the hotel for their spring formal.
There were numerous reports of college students:
Linda Cope, the founder of Warrior Beach Retreat, said some of the students “were urinating on the American flag.” Nicholas Connole, a wounded veteran who attended the retreat, said “They actually spit on me, and my service dog as well…. It hurts.”
After the incident, Cope received letters from both universities’ administrations.
Emory University denied any culpability on the part of their students, saying in their letter that “To date, no evidence has been found to implicate Emory students in these reported incidents.”
But Cope is not convinced by Emory’s denial. She points out “There were too many students from Emory for none of them to be involved… This denial is a slap in the face of veterans.”
For his part, University of Florida President W. Kent Fuchs promised in a letter to Cope that “We are pursuing an investigation of the matter to learn… whether disciplinary action will be needed.” To which Cope replied, “Do your investigation, but I want to know what you’re going to do… I’m hoping that this will make a dramatic change in their life to realize they do not need to take the sacrifice and the service of these men and women in vain.”
In contrast to the administrations of the two universities, the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity was more forthcoming. In a letter to Cope, the fraternity states:
We have suspended the operations of the chapter until close of this investigation. Individuals found to have violated our membership standards or our values will be removed from the organization effective immediately.
No criminal charges for the incident have been filed, nor student suspensions issued, thus far.
“Capitalism is so fucked up. People literally die because medicine costs too much. Money isn’t real. It stands for some arbitrary number and people literally DIE because of that number. Because they don’t have that number so they die. That should freak us all out. We should be overthrowing the government.”
“Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else. That is important.”
NARAL: Putting a new spin on the non-existence of pro abortion…
“While it is very true that Hitler killed alot of people, it is also true that he was a fan of animals. He was not a bad guy when it came to his dogs, was even a vegetarian (which I personally agree with), and before he killed himself he killed his dogs too so they wouldn’t get tortured. This shows that Hitler was not always as bad as they make him out to be.”
“What has happened due to the ideology of capitalism and the fact that it has no religious basis is that modernity has taken capitalism and has made our current society its bitch.”
“The reason for this is because I’ve done some online research and people have been given the right to freedom.”
“Not to be fake deep but the pressure of a competition-based economy is killing my gentle spirit.”
“The crazy Republicans wanted to teach the Southern Confederates a lesson and were mean to them. This harsh treatment caused the Southerners to mistreat the African Americans.”
And lastly, “womyn”!!!!!!
Feminist Students Fear for Their Safety Because Conservatives Invited a Speaker to Campus
Students at both Oberlin College in Ohio and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., have been crying out that they fear for their safety because conservative groups invited someone who disagrees with their views on sexual assault and rape culture to speak on campus.
Christina Hoff Sommers, a resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute and author of Who Stole Feminism?, spoke at Georgetown last Thursday and scheduled spoke at Oberlin.
As reported by Twitchy, Georgetown students placed a “trigger warning” sign outside of the speech, advising that it would “contain discussions of sexual assault and may deny the experiences of survivors.” A photo on Twitter shows a student holding another sign reading, “TRIGGER WARNING: anti-feminism” and advertising the location of a “safe space” for anyone who might feel traumatized by Sommers’s opposing views.
So someone with an opposing view speaking on campus scares you? You really don’t have to go to their presentations special snowflakes. When did liberals become such pansies?
How are these people going to survive in the real world without their safe spaces?