Because of nonsense like this:
Clubs at Lakehead University must make their messages “positive,” cannot be seen to be offensive or disparaging and they are not allowed to impose their views on anyone else, new amendments to the student union constitution say. …
But a campus anti-abortion group, which has been trying to gain official status since 2007, believes the new rules make it impossible for them to ever spread their message effectively — even if they ever did get club status.
“[The student union is] working to create a simple happy world, where expressing a single critical thought that may upset anyone is banned, and where [student union] will be the final arbiter of what is acceptable,” said a release from Lakehead Life Support this week.
The new amendments state:
* “Campaigns must be positive in nature and cannot slander the opposing stance of the campaign.”
* “All club publications shall not have content that may be deemed as offensive or in bad taste to any identifiable group.”
* “Members of the club are not allowed to impose belief(s) or practice(s) of the club to anyone who does not give them consent to outside of the club’s meetings.”
Isn’t academic freedom grand?
I’d say drop in on the conference if you are “in the area” but another reason why I really wanted to go and support these students when they asked is because, let’s face it, who is ever in the area of Thunder Bay?
On a side note, I’ve always loved Terry Fox and I am going to see his memorial.
Rebecca adds: Homeschooling is all well and good, but what we really need is home-universitying. I need to start saving up for Claremont College tuition.