Thursday, September 3, 2015

Washington State University Labels Terms "Male" And "Female" Hate Speech

                               Binary-Gender-Conforming Terms Judged “Hate Speech”

                Washington State University students have been threatened by their professors with bad grades- or worse- if they use the terms, “Illegal alien,” “male,” or “female.” Moreover, in professor John Streamas’s, “Introduction to Multicultural Literature” class, white students are expected to “defer” to non-white students if they want to do well in class. Streamas has previously called a student a “white shitbag” and stated that WSU should stand for “White Supremacist University.” He also demands that his students “understand and consider the rage of people who are victims of systematic injustice.” Like the student you just called a “white shitbag,” professor Streamas? Talk about sincere hate speech. He should’ve sued you, John. The fact that you are somehow still allowed to teach at WSU puts the lie to your insane claim about the school’s white supremacist tendencies.
                That said, I must admit, I too am offended by all the tired, old, restrictive binary conformity out there. It’s not just attempting to label someone male or female, man or woman, that should properly be considered hate speech. Many other black and white terms are offensive as well. Like “black,” and “white” for instance. These terms seem needlessly cut and dried, if not outright exclusive. We all know many things are actually gray. Or brown, pink, fuchsia, mauve or canary. The rock band, “Three Dog Night” could sing, “The ink is black, the page is white, together we learn to read and write,” a few decades ago, but hasn’t society learned a few things about sensitivity and inclusiveness since then? Isn’t it possible- indeed better- to learn with rainbow colors? Purple ink on a pink page not only stands out, but fairly shouts “tolerance,” and “Pride!”
                This binary b.s. goes on and on. “Up,” and “down,” and “in,” and “out.” What about “down and out” and “up and in?” Talk about relative terms! What about “level” or “right here?” What if one is neither in nor out? Or both at the same time? I mean, one could be “up north” and “down at the beach” at the same time right? Just as one could simultaneously be “in” debt and “out” of work- or insane and out of one’s mind.
                What can possibly be gained from use of the terms “right” and “left?” Are we just to dismiss “center,” or “somewhat left of center,” or “refuses to be put on a spectrum,” or “F@%^# YOU! and your pathetic need to identify and categorize those who derive their meaning from an inherently, categorically existential outlook?”
                So, how dangerous are these illusory, artificial, binary, constructs? Let’s look at this from a different perspective. Think of what can be gained by refusing to acknowledge the designations masculine or feminine, young or old, human or animal, flora or fauna, yin and yang! And “right” and “wrong,” are you kidding me? How about “wright” or “rong?” Or none of the above? When we can finally put an end to the outmoded concepts of “right” and “wrong,” we will at last be on our way to a truly tolerant, open, inclusive, multi-cultural, multi-ethical utopia.

                Devoid of white male conservatives, devout Christians, strict-constructionalists/Constitutionalists and free-market capitalists, of course.

                (How about Republican and Democrat? Oh, yeah, there really is no difference between establishment Republicans and Democrats anymore. The party of really, really big government and the party of really, really, really big government, screw the people in any case. And we’ve previously established the fact that there is no longer any apparent distinction between reality and fiction.

                Update- WSU professors have since backed off of their threats to some degree).

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