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UBC's pride flag burning is five years almost to the day of the anti-female posters at UW


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  1. Those posters were hilarious.

    I am amazed at the amount of butt-hurt such ridiculous posters managed to generate.

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    1. Must have been more fun when these came out and no knew what was next. Plus anyone with a sense of humour got to ridicule the other half of the campus.

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  2. The Marie Curie Nuclear Bomb image is pure gold hahahahaha

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    1. Okay and what's your view of its caption and the posters' placement?

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    2. @2a, I think it's hilarious. Please tell me I'm a bad person and I should feel ashamed (I don't really care, but if it makes you feel better go ahead)

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    3. 2b, sorry I'm in no position to say that. What's your view or message if any, for those who were intimidated or concerned by the posters?

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    4. @2b, stop being so butthurt and taking life so seriously. Nobody is out to get you.

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    5. 2d, is there a reason you want people to stop feeling "butthurt", whatever that is?

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    6. @2e who the fuck are you? Socrates? I'm not answering stupid questions while you contribute nothing to the conversation.

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    7. 2f, sorry I didn't mean to upset you. Yes you've contributed more. I will balance that if I can. Please feel free to ask questions, or tell me how I can contribute.

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  3. >federal police have to be called in to investigate a piece of cloth being burned

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    1. Just a meaningless piece of cloth on a stick. Now carbon atoms. So what? Get some perspective people!

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    2. If only that's all it was

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    3. That "piece of cloth" had meaning. Burning it sent a message.

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  4. Wait, these covered female FEDs candidates' posters? WTF?

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  5. Another piece of leftist propaganda. You lefties are disgusting. All you do is bring up guilt in people because "something bad happened" 5 years ago or 25 years ago or 75 years ago. Fuck off with your propaganda. Homosexuals, women and minorities have it much better than in the past. "White Cishet Males" of this generation didn't grow up with any fucking privilege. Nobody wants to take away your rights now or persecute you. I just fucking hate this constant propaganda that has no other goal than to make us feel guilty so that we give you a free pass. You wanna be equal? Burning flags is fair game.

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    1. Wow very blown away. Such deep observation.

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    2. @5 I get it if that was an initial or impulsive reaction to OP. Is that the best you can do though?

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    3. That flag got burned this week. Posters this decade. During our time. Here where we live.

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    4. 5c, initially I read your first sentence without the 'l'. I was like WUT

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  6. Each was a display against a protected group. Someone suppressed expressions of the group's presence or their attempt to share in power.

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  7. For both incidents there'd be at least one person in the area against your group and has taken action against it. I'm not surprised that affects some in the targeted group more than those that aren't.

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  8. This is all new to me. Was anyone around in 2011? What happened? What was it like?

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    1. It was big, a campus-wide concern. A packed town hall was held. Many were concerned or afraid. UW's president was there.

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    2. 8: And eventually, someone was arrested. A 34-year-old former student, to be precise. After pleading guilty to the charges in January 2012, he was sentenced to 8 months in prison (most of which was counted as time served) and two years probation, with conditions that included staying away from the UW and Laurier campuses and attending counselling.

      Some news articles on the story:

      http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/students-and-staff-meet-to-discuss-anti-female-posters-1.609566

      http://www.therecord.com/news-story/2581921-man-arrested-in-uw-anti-female-posters-emails-incidents/

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    3. > Zamir Nathoo

      A middle eastern guy again. Not surprised at all...

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  9. That flag is not a meaningless symbol because it represents LGBT people and their struggle to be accepted and respected by society. Burning the flag is an attack against that whole group. It is an act of violence and it should be condemned.
    I am disappointed by the comments I read here, and very concerned. People have fought hard in the past to create an equal society and some of you want to throw it all away and go back to 1950.

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    1. Most of what you're reading here are shitposts, I think. Though that doesn't make it okay.

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    2. FWIW I am fully in support of LGBT rights, their presence, and expression of their rights and presence on campuses across Canada. I am against intimidation of them through any tactics, direct or veiled, that attempt to prevent or impede these rights and freedoms.

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    3. Last night on the local news was a Valentine's story that included how LGBT are still ridiculed during quite mild PDA's (holding hands in a mall) though straight couples doing the same thing are left be.

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  10. Waah waaah looks like it's the wambulance calling regarding special snowflakes. You need to remember that those posters promoted true equality, not inequality that you're currently fighting for.

    Look at this ridiculousness, you go to Toronto for example and they'll tell you explicitly not to call emergency services unless there's blood, but someone burns a little, pathetic, stupid, fictional flag and everyone has to go call the SWAT team.

    Ridiculous. Our forefathers are rolling in their graves! Poster 5 pretty much hit the nail on the head, with atrocities such as affirmative action taking place, you'll have no problems getting co-op or even full-time job placements.

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    1. > little, pathetic, stupid, fictional flag

      Wow. This is just sad. It must be hard living with so much hate. I feel bad for you.
      I hope everyone will ignore hateful comments and educate themselves on what this flag truly represents.

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    2. there's that low-effort bait agian...

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  11. butthurt fags lol

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    1. You are going too far. This is hate speech. It can be considered threatening and against the law. You should consider the impact of your words before posting.

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  12. I wonder how long the regressive right can keep up their "we're not really misogynists! It's just a prank, bro! We trolled you haha" act before people start to take notice.

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    1. People have been taking notice of that for a long time. It's not news at this point.

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    2. That troll/bait/prank rationale stopped me from posting earlier. It threw me off. Your two posts helped. So I think that's still worth calling out. We're not all veterans familiar with those discussions.

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  13. Thanks for the articles and views. Are there any OMG's from that time about the posters and talks on campus?

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  14. But the poster is true? Wynne, Notley, Merkel... Women are not good leaders.

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    1. So women shouldn't try for leadership posts in FEDs? Or it's legitimate to protest this way against women who try?

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    2. 14, what's your point? What are you trying to argue here?

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  15. Almost 5 years ya say? Must be an Illuminati conspiracy! Kinda like how the American gov't did 9/11. Thanks for posting this on here to point that out. Now go back to your sad life of counting the number of days between events of Canadian protest. Jesus... we may even have to issue you a degree in applied mathematics if you keep this up. You must be a real smart one OP.

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    1. Wait, are you calling LGBT flag burning and the UW posters "Canadian protest"? Because that's what OP linked to.

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    2. 15, counting # of days? Really? OP may not have needed to. Just use the date. If the month and day match, it's about a full year in between. Also, annual FEDs campaigning is always these days. OP's not etching groups of five days on a wall with a stick. But what's it to you anyway?

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  16. These posts are like OMG 23585's. Anger isn't against the incident. It's against calling it out. But why?

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    1. Because calling it out could interfere with peoples' lifestyles who get off doing this. Best keep it under wraps. Shout it down.

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  17. Time passes. Hatred and suppression remain.

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    1. What suppression do you mean?

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    2. Before, smothering female FEDs candidate posters with violent imagery against female leaders. Now, burning the rainbow flag. Now, shouting down and ridiculing attempts to call that out and remind ourselves here what was done.

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