Women's Center statement wasn't intended to be 'heterosexist'
In an article ("Community speaks out against abuse," ODE Oct. 6) the Women's Center made a statement explaining the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on campus. We said, "College students are a particularly important demographic to reach out to because we are the next generation of husbands, wives, leaders and community representatives."
We realize that the statement could have been taken the wrong way. It wasn't meant to sound exclusively heterosexist in any way. We meant to include all relationship partners.
I too was offended when I first read that. I mean seriously, why didn't they include casual sex partners and carriers of HIV?
My only hope here is that one day liberals become so self-conscious about what they are saying that they shut up completely. Of course, these are the same type of people who insist that putting a crucifix in a vat of urine should be rewarded with taxpayer dollars... but heaven forbid they offend the bathhouse boys.
Maybe this on-campus celebration will be enough to appease the people who choose to be gay.