You may think you’re having a s***y day (folks, these are the jokes), but leave it to UMass students to one up you by holding a (sigh) “Sh!t In” not to protest something worthy, like world hunger, or soy ice cream, but to protest the lack of gender neutral bathrooms on campus. The least shocking thing about that last sentence? That it involves UMass students (see UMass Issues “Threat” Chart for Halloween. It’s Even Color-Coded… and UMass Liberals Respond to ‘Racist’ Harambe Memes with… Even More Racism?).
You know, days like today make me wish I never discovered Campus Reform, and therefore would have no idea this is what college has become…
The “Shit-In at Whitmore” demonstration began Monday morning at the Whitmore Administration building (which the activists have nicknamed “Queermore”), and organizers intend to have students continue occupying stalls in the building’s male and female restrooms until their demands are met, though the Facebook event specifies a Friday afternoon ending.
The primary goal of the protest is to convince the administration to convert additional bathrooms on campus into gender-neutral facilities by changing the signage, which the group believes will promote “trans inclusivity and safety on campus,” but GLU has also articulated two additional demands, pledging to continue obstructing toilets until all three are met.
The punchline here? While students are locking themselves in bathroom stalls, they aren’t going to class. You know, the real reason people are supposed to be going to college in the first place. At this point we’re going to have to say learning is the “alleged” reason one might attend a college. The primary reason to attend college? Putting The Onion out of business. The secondary reason? Embarrassing yourselves on a national scale. Just in time for all the Thanksgiving small talk.
Which begs the question, like with all protests like this…who is the intended audience? Whose hearts and minds are you looking to change? How does inconveniencing someone who had too much Mexican food for lunch help you achieve your goal? The goal being gender neutral wee-stations. Also, someone want to tell me what the left’s obsession with toilets is really about? I think we need to flush that problem out before we can get to the heart of the shit in. And yes, I know “fleshing” out an idea is the correct term. I was using a pun, people.
May leftist college students never ask these questions of themselves, because they make things at LwC that much more enjoyable.