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Updated on Thursday, November 6

#20048

OMG: Dear people. If you are mad at the pro life club being held in the great hall, do not be mad at the pro life club (although they are a little cray), be mad at FEDs. If that is your issue, then content of this type should not even be allowed in the great hall. Of course they are going to try if they want to get their message out, to have this event in an open place.

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  1. Lol, always have to blame someone else. If you don't agree, then you don't. Are you going to blame the entire mall for having one annoying kiosk that sells a product you don't agree with? You expect the mall to kick them out?

    At the end of the day, pro-life or pro-choice both have their pros and cons. If one person was going through a rough decision and having them there made a difference, then it was already worth the while.

    OP, you need to start seeing things as helping each other instead of blaming one another.

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    1. "pro-life or pro-choice both have their pros and cons" Actually... no.

      Pro-life activists actively support removing the right of a woman to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, a net decrease in freedom.

      Pro-choice advocates don't require everyone to subscribe to their views, they just want to make sure the *choice* is there (see the reasoning behind the name?).

      If a woman is opposed to having an abortion, you won't see pro-choice advocates forcing her to have one... whereas pro-life advocates picket hospitals/clinics and try to forcibly misdirect women from resources that offer abortion as an option.

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  2. umm,no OP. I hold each individual responsible for their own actions.

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  3. They are entitled to have their event in the space. If the issue is that they shouldn't be allowed to speak in public, then why are they allowed to speak in public? If feds allowed a hate group to come on campus and speak everyone would be quick to blame them.

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  4. If you do't want the pro life club to have public events like this, you can't stop them. Only feds can stop them.

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  5. How about both?

    I'm pissed at the club for putting together an event like that, and I'm pissed at Feds for approving the event, then not shutting it down when it became clear what it was.

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    1. So you are mad, so that means Feds shouldn't allow them to have events? Lots of people don't agree with the gay lifestyle, yet Feds allows glow to have days upon days in the Great Hall. If a small minority of people bitched with the same volume as some of you do here on OMG, would that mean we wouldn't allow glow to do their events either... and as some people have suggested for UWSFL, not allow them to exist? This is a total double standard.

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    2. 5a, there's a difference between having an event that expresses controverial opinions, and having an event in a public space that subjects people to objectionable content causing discomfort. Pro-life demonstrators on other university campuses have been arrested for similar behaviour in the past.

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    3. "Pro-life demonstrators on other university campuses have been arrested for similar behaviour in the past."

      Bull fucking shit. I would love to see any article that reports similar behaviour and someone actually getting arrested.

      Also, what about drag shows? that could certainly cause discomfort among some people.

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    4. 5c, if I was minding my own business in the SLC Great Hall and then a drag show started up, I'd complain about that too.

      Events that take place in a public/casual social space that has a high amount of natural traffic, like the SLC Great Hall, must be held to a much higher standard of decency, period.

      If this event had been held in the SLC Multi-Purpose Room, or in some random lecture hall, with signs posted on the doors advertising it, I wouldn't be complaining at all right now. But the way it was done subjected people who were in the great hall to this stuff whether they wanted to listen to it or not.

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    5. @5c And when, pray tell, has there ever been a drag show put on in the Great Hall during the middle of the term?

      Glow is incredibly conscientious in planning their events and recognizing what events should be ticketed, etc. and not just blasted in students' faces. Their drag shows are even specifically 19+ because the humour tends to be racy, push-the-envelope style.

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    6. 5a, it's impossible to take you seriously when you legit just used "gay lifestyle" unironically

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  6. How about you butthurt whiners just shut the fuck up? I'm pro-choice, but idiots fighting to censor ideas they don't agree with make me think I'm in the wrong camp after all.

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  7. Any group on campus should be allowed to host events that make people uncomfortable wherever. THE SLC IS NOT STUDY SPACE. It is a public student space. If you are made uncomfortable by an event, consider why.

    Is it because they make you question bigoted values? Then we are going to ignore you. Is it because they make you feel unsafe because they are a group working really hard to take away your rights/promoting racist beliefs?
    The Feds should listen to you.

    UWSFL is a hate group. Glow, and drag shows, promote healthy sexuality and varied gender identities. if that make you uncomfortable, hopefully you can just do some learning.

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    1. I hardly think they're a hate group. If they are I don't know who they're hating. If it's women that would be weird because there are a lot of women are part of UWSFL.

      They don't hate pro-choicers, they don't hate people who have abortions. Pray tell, how are they a hate group? They're promoting what they call a "Culture of Life" and, according to their statement, support for the and education on the pro-life cause. I really don't see how they are a hate group.

      They may be a controversial group, but hardly a hate group.

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  8. Learn what freedom of expression is. A university campus should be open to all points of view, even those you find repugnant.

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    1. "Open to all points of view" doesn't necessarily mean "any point of view can be shoved down your unsuspecting throat at any moment." This event should have been in a room with walls and a door, and there should have been signs posted advertising it. That way, only the people who WANTED to listen would have attended. The SLC Great Hall is public social space.

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