Tuesday, December 30, 2008

More Authoritarian PC Madness

Check out this story.

"A row has broken out at the University of Manchester after its students' union toilets were "de-gendered".

Temporary signs have made the "ladies" simply "toilets", while the "gents" have become "toilets with urinals".

The changes are in response to an unspecified number of complaints from trans students who are uncomfortable using the men's toilets.

There are no figures on the number of transsexual and transgender students believed to be among the university's population of more than 35,000 students.

The students' union welfare office declined to reveal the number of complaints, but said it was an important issue".


The video accompanying the article is well worth watching. Check out the green-haired adolescent Dworkin.

"Women's officer Jennie Killip told the BBC: "If you were born female, still present quite feminine, but define as a man you should be able to go into the men's toilets - if that's how you define".

Who is this dysfunctional teenage Stalin to dictate who can and who cannot use a men's toilet? It is the usual Left-wing mix of authoritarianism and secrecy. 'We need to take radical action which affects everyone, but we can't tell you why'. I can guess how many people complained about the current toilet signs: zero. I can guess how many transsexual students there are at any given time: zero, and never more than a tiny handful at most.

If someone perceives themselves to be of the opposite sex to that suggested by their own genitalia, is this really the most effective measure for helping them? Perhaps a visit to a clinical psychologist would be more useful.

I thought democracy was about the will of the majority. Why should the vast majority be inconvenienced for the sake of a tiny handful, who suffer no ill-effects from conventional toilets in any case? What happens to them if they go off-campus, which they inevitably must? They have grown up as a member of a species which reproduces sexually, and consists of two sexes. They must be used to the idea of male and female toilets by the time they reach university. They are intelligent people after all. No doubt this is precisely why none of them has complained.

The fact is, this has got nothing to do with helping transsexual students. It is part of a scramble for power within the small, incestuous world of student politics, a crass attempt by the tiny but vocal radical lesbian feminist lobby to foist its agenda onto all 35,000 students. No doubt they think that we in the heterosexual dictatorship are too ignorant of the issue of transsexuality, and would benefit from having our consciousness 'raised', by having it brought to our attention every time we go to the toilet.

It seems also that the rest of the student body (you know, the well-adjusted ones) want nothing to do with it.

Asked about the change, some female students questioned the move. One said: "Girls might not want to use the same toilets as boys, so then you just end up with people complaining about that - so you can't really win".

The PC BBC only asked the girls, of course. Who gives a fuck what the boys think?

I wonder if the acne-prone Dworkinette realises that the Ladies' toilets are now available to the men's rugby team. I hope that its members take full advantage of that during their well-known social soirees. Once a few straight girls complain about drunken oafs vomiting in the ladies, that will be the end of it.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Male DV Research Project Seeks Subjects

Researchers at Clark University and Bridgewater State College are conducting a study on men who experience aggression from their girlfriends, wives, or female partners. If you are a man between the ages of 18-59 and have experienced aggression from your partner within the past 12 months, you may be eligible to participate in this study. We invite you to follow this link to the study webpage where you can complete an Internet survey about your experiences. Link: http://www.clarku.edu/faculty/dhines

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Masturbation was not a Crime. It is now.

This is some belated news. I've been meaning to write about this for a while, and I've already missed the bus in terms of topicality, but it seems to be such an important case that it is worth drawing to the attention of anyone who may have missed it.

"A man caught trying to have sex with his bicycle has been sentenced to three years on probation.

Mr Stewart was caught in the act with his bicycle by cleaners in his bedroom at the Aberley House Hostel in Ayr.

Gail Davidson, prosecuting, told Ayr Sheriff Court: "They knocked on the door several times and there was no reply.

"They used a master key to unlock the door and they then observed the accused wearing only a white t-shirt, naked from the waist down.

"The accused was holding the bike and moving his hips back and forth as if to simulate sex."

Both cleaners, who were "extremely shocked", told the hostel manager who called police. "
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It seems that this case has already caused entirely justifiable controversy.

"More than a million people have read the story on the BBC news website and it has been hotly debated on forums elsewhere.

One contributor asked: "Would they have done the same to a woman with a sex toy?"
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The sheriff presiding over the case has to take responsibility for this decision. This man was alone in his room when he was engaged in a sexual act. That is called masturbation. Masturbation is now a crime in Scotland - if you are a man, and someone walks in. This is a gross breach of this man's human rights. The two female cleaners and the manager should have been given a clip round the ear and told to grow up.

The sheriff judging the case should be sacked.

People who live in hostels tend to be vulnerable, socially-marginalised individuals to begin with. If you choose to work with these people, you need to understand that their behaviour will not always pass muster in a middle-class drawing room. You are there to care, not to persecute. But the implications go far beyond that.

The fact is that you can now be placed on the sex offenders' register for masturbating in the privacy of your own room. But only if you are a man.

This is a frightening level of authoritarianism. It is not the place of the courts to legislate on morality or taste. Only on crime. The question that the sheriff failed to ask himself is: Who was harmed by this? The answer is: no-one. This man has been criminalised for simply being a man in his own home.

This case sets a legal precedent. Do not masturbate in Scotland from now on. Unless you have changed the locks.