When, in 2003, the WRC placed a large sign with the word “p***y” in front of the cafeteria, then-WRC Director Elizabeth Ervin blamed it on a student. I thought that was a clever idea.
When, in 2005, the WRC advertised an event with the word “vagina” flashing on a large sign in front of the school (and right in front of a church), one of the feminist stars of the event pointed out that people could just look the other way if offended. I thought that was a clever idea, too.
Now, in 2007, the WRC is employing both of these ideas in its mission to show people how to properly put on a condom – an activity making them almost as useful as those flight attendants who show people how to adjust an airplane safety belt. First, they make sure that all condom-related activity is handled by the students so they can employ the Elizabethan method of blaming it on the students. Next, they make sure that any detractors are told that anyone who might be offended has the option of simply turning his/her/or its head to avoid further offense.
Of course, the best part of this little diversity story is that a local Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) is now planning to follow the lead of the feminists. They are starting a new CPC student activist group that will petition the WRC website host to include information about them next to information about Planned Parenthood.
This is a good idea because the CPC has long been sending requests to the WRC asking them for representation on the website – requests that, until now, have been ignored by the censorious feminists. But since the students pay mandatory fees that are occasionally spent by the WRC, there can be no more viewpoint discrimination in response to their requests (see Wisconsin v. Southworth, 2000).
For years, the WRC at UNCW had been discriminating against our local CPC. And this discrimination has often been justified by deeming them to be “offensive.” But now the once-censored are preparing to take a new approach by a) blaming any offensive speech on some students, and b) telling the offended to just look the other way.
The more I work here at a liberal university, the more I learn about how to deal with the narrow-minded diversity crowd. And maybe some day I’ll figure out why they ruin so many good cucumbers that could be given to homeless women. I’m told they are just as bored and sexually frustrated as most feminists with tenure.
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