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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    I understand. But mockery (and ignoring their message - I must look out that old sombrero from the loft) is the most many of us can realistically contribute unless we enter politics - and it is a start!
    Of course you won't personally influence much, nor will I. But that's not the point. You can take them seriously. They are not a bunch of clowns with too much time on their hands, people who came up with silly ideas after too much to drink, or future baristas-in-training. They've thought long and hard about both what goals to pursue and how to pursue them and they're the dominant intellectual group in Western culture. Many of them will be in positions of real power in 30 years; many of their equivalents from the 80s are in positions of real power today. They tend to win unless very robustly resisted. If you feel attacked by this sort of thing, what is attacking you is not a joke, it is something very powerful and very dangerous.

    That realisation needs to enter culture. Then maybe when e.g. we have a Conservative government, they will not continue to fund and enable all the civil society institutions that support this structure of power. The right tends to lose because it doesn't realise that there is a fight; its ideas are very often better.


    edit: This is not really meant to be directed at you personally, it's more a general observation on how opponents to this sort of thing respond.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I feel like every uni is going to create safe spaces for their students in the near future.
    Not my uni. They are even banned fron joining the NUS.
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    'Students were offered counselling and 'a safe place' and students in the pictures now face disciplinary action over the pictures, described as an act of 'ethnic stereotyping'.

    Lmfaoo
    They're being treated like children, lol. The 'naughty' kids get sent to the principal's office for a patronising lecture while the 'upset' kids sit in the nurse's office sucking on wowipops. The poor darlings must feel traumatised, after all.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Not my uni. They are even banned fron joining the NUS.
    That should stop a lot of brain damage.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    That should stop a lot of brain damage.
    It is glorious. No FemSoc. Less PC bull**** and we can have strippers in the SU bar.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    It is glorious. No FemSoc. Less PC bull**** and we can have strippers in the SU bar.

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    Can you snort coke off a prostitute's tits?
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Can you snort coke off a prostitute's tits?
    You can, but I'm not sure security would be particularly impressed.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Not my uni. They are even banned fron joining the NUS.
    I bet no such thing exists. I've never heard of it
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Can you snort coke off a prostitute's tits?
    Stop dehumanising women with that kind of language,please.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I bet no such thing exists. I've never heard of it
    Oh it exists and it is true. We were banned for several reasons, drinking, partying, unconventional freshers activities. But the main reason we were banned was for having an on site armoury.

    The sensitive lefties don't like guns.

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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Stop dehumanising women with that kind of language,please.
    No. Get over yourself.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Stop dehumanising women with that kind of language,please.
    Men can be prostitutes and have tits. Don't be so sexist.

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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Stop dehumanising women with that kind of language,please.
    Surely, for a man to want to have fantasies about snorting cocaine from the body of a woman, he is humanising her?

    Why has "dehumanising" become the (overused and usually incorrectly used) insult of choice for the righteous?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Surely, for a man to want to have fantasies about snorting cocaine from the body of a woman, he is humanising her?

    Why has "dehumanising" become the (overused and usually incorrectly used) insult of choice for the righteous?
    :confused:
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Men can be prostitutes and have tits. Don't be so sexist.

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    He clearly was talking about females
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    He clearly was talking about females
    Where did he say it?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    :confused:
    It is perfectly self-explanatory.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Stop dehumanising women with that kind of language,please.
    Wow slut shaming tsk tsk.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Oh it exists and it is true. We were banned for several reasons, drinking, partying, unconventional freshers activities. But the main reason we were banned was for having an on site armoury.

    The sensitive lefties don't like guns.

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    This is the agricultural uni right?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Where did he say it?
    He didn't need to. Ask him yourself just to be sure
 
 
 

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