Three words: Cheesesteak. Because if so I realize they're young and haven't had much experience with diversity yet. They confuse "intent" with "effect," thinking that, if they did not intend to offend, then anyone who is offended is uptight, on the rag, a fucking feminist, a prude, or otherwise someone whose reaction is to be dismissed.
However, our college compact explicitly says that students are obligated to treat one another with civility, and that civility includes "speaking There is nobody gayer than me and not "speaking ill. Standing up for the principle of expression without denigration is bundled into the same basket as intolerance.
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Advertise on Fark. Same here. However, our college compact explicitly says that students are obligated to treat one another with civility, and that civility includes "speaking kindly" and not "speaking ill.
And, of course, there's always something along the lines of "well, there are a lot of things that bother me about that statement, starting with the assumption that there's anything wrong with being gay, but, assuming you're straight, it's important for you to know that AIDS is becoming increasingly prevalent in the heterosexual population," perhaps followed by a brief disquisition on audience and what language is appropriate in a professional context which the classroom, of course is , followed by the request to rephrase the other, lesser, problem with the statement, of course, is that it fails to communicate any specific, useful information about the student's unhappiness with the assignment.
That's gayer than a gay unicorn puking a rainbow on Richard Simmons. All of those involved should have been kicked out of class and a report of the incident sent to the Dean of Students or whoever handles that crap at that school.