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Being a politically correct idiot was an asset for those who worked in the Canadian academia. It looks like now it is a requirement. Case in point – the University of Toronto.
All over the place they have little stickers (attached mostly to doors and some billboards) or larger signs displayed at counters that deal with the public. They all show the same message:
“LESBIAN GAY TRANSGENDER BISEXUAL QUEER POSITIVE SPACE”
It’s all great, all fine and dandy – you slap a sticker on your door and everybody sees what a compassionate and inclusive guy you are. Still, I have my doubts. Listing only five categories may make the rest of the LBGJFSRYLTSAETJCDSAHIKHYTRSCBNJJMLK community feel excluded.
I should ask them how it works – does anybody need to register his, her or its sexual orientation to benefit from the positive vibe? And what about the heterosexists – are they excluded and do they have access to another positive space?
But here is what is the most interesting thing. Several times a week I see the same sticker before opening the door to the men’s locker room of the Hart House gym.
I probably am not as smart as the people who run the diversity and inclusivity department or whatever else the stupid institution promoting that feel-good campaign is called, because I have no idea what a lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, queer positive men’s locker room is (to be fair, they put the same sticker on the girls’ locker room).
Does that mean that the lesbians have free access to the men’s locker room? If so, the guys wouldn’t mind a visitor, who resembles Jessica Alba. However, the most common type looks like the sweaty, stocky, and hairy butches who run the Dykes on Bikes segment of the gay parade. Those would cause irreparable mental damage, if they show up in the locker room.
As of the homosexuals, we are told that they are exactly like the rest of us. Since there is no difference, why should a locker room be declared gay-positive? Are the gays expected to self-identify themselves to take advantage of that status? The only case I see this happening is if they decide to pick up a guy. Then are those who reject the advances guilty of turning the locker room into a negative space? Apparently, when a homosexual does the sexual harassment, that’s perfectly acceptable.
There were times when the universities were producing thinking and confident people. Nowadays they are churning out mindless sheeple that can’t see the idiocy of having that sign on the men’s locker room door. Words have meanings and if you are making a point, you have to make sure that there is some logic behind it.
It seems to me that logical thinking is an art that has been already lost at the University of Toronto.
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