Saturday, March 26, 2016

Are you Oppressed Enough?

The latest from the cutting edge of the culture war in Britain:
The National Union of Students’ LGBT Campaign has passed a motion calling for the abolition of representatives for gay men – because they “don’t face oppression” in the LGBT community.

The NUS LGBT+ Campaign discussed the issue at its annual conference, which took place in Sheffield this week.

At the event, delegates passed a motion that blames “cis gay men” for “misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia”.

It says: “Misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia are often present in LGBT+ societies. This is unfortunately more likely to occur when the society is dominated by white cis gay men.”

The motion continues to call on LGBT societies at universities – many of whom have dedicated reps for lesbians, trans people, bi people and gay men – to abolish the role for gay men.
It seems that the NUS – actually a rather small group of left-wing students – has committees on which certain categories of people are automatically represented, to insure that their voices are heard. This has recently included gay men, lesbians, trans people, and bisexual people. But now it seems that gay men are not oppressed enough to be guaranteed representation, so they may no longer get those automatic committee slots. In fact they seem to be engaged in oppressing others, so can it be long before they are banned from the organization altogether?

But then this is the same organization the refused to condemn the Islamic State, lest they stray into "Islamophobia."

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