“Equality summit” bans straight, white, abled-bodied men . . . for the sake of diversity

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"Equality summit" bans straight, white, abled-bodied men . . . for the sake of diversity

The vic­tim­iza­tion indus­try rolls right along (empha­sis added),

A lec­tur­ers’ union is refus­ing to let its offi­cers take part in debates at an equal­ity sum­mit if they are white, straight, able-​bodied men.

The equal­ity con­fer­ence of the Uni­ver­sity and Col­lege Union said that mem­bers must declare their ‘pro­tected char­ac­ter­is­tic’ – whether they are gay, dis­abled, female or from an eth­nic minor­ity – when apply­ing to attend.

Activists say that it means rep­re­sen­ta­tives who do not qual­ify can­not par­tic­i­pate in all of the dis­cus­sions – even though they have been elected by their union branch.

At the mis­named equal­ity con­fer­ence, the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the “other” is not a value that matches their notion(s) of equal­ity, even if the “other” are their own members.

The elected union reps are banned — why?

They would be barred from ‘break-​out’ ses­sions that organ­is­ers claim are a ‘safe space’ for those with the ‘pro­tected char­ac­ter­is­tics’ to talk openly about their situations.

I assume that, being a union, mem­bers must pay a fee to belong. There­fore, the straight, white, able-​bodied men who are pay­ing to belong to the Uni­ver­sity and Col­lege Union are sub­si­diz­ing a con­fer­ence from which they are barred, since the vic­tim­iza­tion echo cham­ber is not inter­ested in any­thing other than their union dues.

From there, the “diver­sity sum­mit” par­tic­i­pants will go back to the hal­lowed halls of acad­e­mia to fur­ther pro­mote its“diversity” find­ings, all within a safe space, of course.

The orig­i­nal Akademia was founded by Plato as a school of phi­los­o­phy ded­i­cated to a Athena, the god­dess of wis­dom and skill. From there came the socratic method of debate. The cur­rent acad­e­mia lacks any wis­dom, and the only skills it pro­motes are those of the vic­tim­iza­tion indus­try, where debate gets thrown out the win­dow of the safe space.

Poor Plato would be spin­ning in his grave at the Acad­emy. But then, the Uni­ver­sity and Col­lege Union won’t care, since to them, he’s a dead white guy (but, was he gay?).

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin Amer­i­can pol­i­tics, news, and cul­ture at Fausta’s Blog

The victimization industry rolls right along (emphasis added),

A lecturers’ union is refusing to let its officers take part in debates at an equality summit if they are white, straight, able-bodied men.

The equality conference of the University and College Union said that members must declare their ‘protected characteristic’ – whether they are gay, disabled, female or from an ethnic minority – when applying to attend.

Activists say that it means representatives who do not qualify cannot participate in all of the discussions – even though they have been elected by their union branch.

At the misnamed equality conference, the participation of the “other” is not a value that matches their notion(s) of equality, even if the “other” are their own members.

The elected union reps are banned – why?

They would be barred from ‘break-out’ sessions that organisers claim are a ‘safe space’ for those with the ‘protected characteristics’ to talk openly about their situations.

I assume that, being a union, members must pay a fee to belong. Therefore, the straight, white, able-bodied men who are paying to belong to the University and College Union are subsidizing a conference from which they are barred, since the victimization echo chamber is not interested in anything other than their union dues.

From there, the “diversity summit” participants will go back to the hallowed halls of academia to further promote its”diversity” findings, all within a safe space, of course.

The original Akademia was founded by Plato as a school of philosophy dedicated to a Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill. From there came the socratic method of debate. The current academia lacks any wisdom, and the only skills it promotes are those of the victimization industry, where debate gets thrown out the window of the safe space.

Poor Plato would be spinning in his grave at the Academy. But then, the University and College Union won’t care, since to them, he’s a dead white guy (but, was he gay?).

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog