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http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/03/22...ce-oppression/

The National Union of Students’ LGBT Campaign has passed a motion calling for the abolition of representatives for gay men – because they “don’t face oppression” in the LGBT community.

The NUS LGBT+ Campaign discussed the issue at its annual conference, which took place in Sheffield this week.At the event, delegates passed a motion that blames “cis gay men” for “misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia”.It says: “Misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia are often present in LGBT+ societies. This is unfortunately more likely to occur when the society is dominated by white cis gay men.”The motion continues to call on LGBT societies at universities – many of whom have dedicated reps for lesbians, trans people, bi people and gay men – to abolish the role for gay men.It continues: “The reps system exists to ensure that societies committees can always have a reserved place for groups which disproportionately face oppression within the LGBT+ community.“Gay men do not face oppression as gay men within the LGBT+ community and do not need a reserved place on society committees.”It goes on to “encourage LGBT+ Societies that have a gay men’s rep to drop the position”.

The motion was passed – despite other resolutions at the same conference highlighting that men who have sex with men are disproportionately at risk of HIV, and disproportionately at risk of violence.The NUS has recently been drawn into a row with gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who helped organise a rally outside NUS HQ last week to protest their ‘No Platform’ policy. The NUS denies no-platforming Mr Tatchell.
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What did I just read?
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http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/22/lg...p-says-gay-men
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interesting reaction to the drop the T types, especially as it;s usually deep down second wave feminist think they are lesbians who are the most trans and/or bi phobic ...
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At the event, delegates passed a motion that blames “cis gay men” for “misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia”

Greattt... I'd love to hear their reasoning for this one. Have to admit I'm getting pretty damn tired of all the white-cis-bashing going on pretty much everywhere at the moment.
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And in the same meeting, they yet again decided no-platforming according to their 'moral' opinion is good and "not censorship", acknowledging "academic debate" is not a priority, and they'd help.

Funny to see them fighting amongst themselves, I hope that waste of time, money and sanity implodes forever. Disgraceful organisation.
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I feel like it is a competition nowadays to try and make yourself out to be the most oppressed person. They don't know what anybodies person life is like, so how can they make such judgements as to who is more oppressed or not. Plus really, if you are an oppressed minority, what you need more than anything is as much support as possible. Alienating others is not the way forward.
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I can only think of one group oppressed today in Britain...
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Yep. This is the NUS today. I hope the union falls and I never have to be associated with them again.

This Telegraph piece sums up my problems http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...for-ourselves/
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I can only think of one group oppressed today in Britain...
Young white males. Especially if from the lower classes.
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Yep. This is the NUS today. I hope the union falls and I never have to be associated with them again.

This Telegraph piece sums up my problems http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...for-ourselves/
The NUS has always been ran by self-serving lunatics. It's never done a thing to represent 90% of the student population.
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So we will say LBTIAVTQI++ now (instead of LGBTIAVTQI++)?
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Also, can anybody explain to me what "cis" means in that context? I'm lost.
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Also, can anybody explain to me what "cis" means in that context? I'm lost.
It means you identify as the sex you were born as.
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It means you identify as the sex you were born as.
You mean your gender identifies with the sex you were born as
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You mean your gender identifies with the sex you were born as
I'm lost again.
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I used to have to sit in NUS meetings as I was a rep for my sports club. Biggest bunch of mongs I'd ever encountered in my life.
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The NUS has always been ran by self-serving lunatics. It's never done a thing to represent 90% of the student population.
Only 90%, pretty sure less than 10% are part of the NUS machinery

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I'm lost again.
It means you're not transsexual

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It means you're not transsexual

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Is it necessary to highlight this considering that 99.7% people are not transsexual?
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