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Oxford Tory students claim they are being ‘persecuted’ after being called ‘haters of gays’

12:32 pm - 11/26/2012
Tory students at Oxford University claim they are being persecuted and are demanding the same equal rights as gay people, those living with a disability and ethnic minorities.

Conservative members of the Junior Common Room (JCR) say they are “often actively isolated, personally attacked and made to feel unwelcome,” because of their political views.

According to the Sunday Times, the students want to create a new position on the college’s equal opportunities committee so they can air Conservative opinions without being victimised.

Members say they were called “haters of gays” and “rape apologists” and were taunted by rival students from other parties as they watched the recent US presidential election in the JCR building.

Third-year student Samuel Roberts, 21, had proposed a motion calling for more protection. He told the Sunday Times: “It made an atmosphere in which I felt uncomfortable.”

While Stephanie Cherrill, the president elect of the Oxford Conservative Association added: “There has been a deterioration in the attitude of several JCR members towards people who are right of centre.

“It is my strong belief that this poses a threat to the atmosphere of intellectual discussion as well as to the welfare of members who may feel victimised.”

The association meets Sunday evenings for “port and policy” talks where fortified wine is readily available.

At one meeting, singer Courtney Love, widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, was elected “non executive” officer for rock ‘n’ roll.

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sio 26th-Nov-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
cry more, homophobes. no one cares what you think.
vanishingbee 26th-Nov-2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
Urgh, Oxford, honestly.
redstar826 26th-Nov-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
lol straight people
lil_insanity 26th-Nov-2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
AWWWWW :( SO SAD
kaizopp 26th-Nov-2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
cry moar.
violetrose 26th-Nov-2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
Tory students at Oxford University claim they are being persecuted and are demanding the same equal rights as gay people, those living with a disability and ethnic minorities.

Oh, please. It's ironic that they're whinging about ~discrimination omgz~ when they're members of a party that's actively hurting actual minorities and traditionally persecuted groups.

You can't have your cake and eat it, too.
kaizopp 26th-Nov-2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Also, good! You SHOULD feel uncomfortable about expressing bullshit views. I'm calling that progress.
violetrose 26th-Nov-2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
Ikr? I'm not seeing any negatives in bigots feeling ~uncomfortable expressing their shitty views, and then maybe even wondering why their views are bigoted.
little_rachael 26th-Nov-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Awww, poor babies. :'(
angelofdeath275 26th-Nov-2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
so fucking annoying when homophobes try to victimize themselves
violetrose 26th-Nov-2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
But they're being made to feel uncomfortable and that's just like racism and homophobia. The poor little dears. :(
dvdsky81 26th-Nov-2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
Ok. Yeah. Not taking anyone's opinions seriously that considers Courtney Love an authority on anything. Go play somewhere else, kids. The adults are talking-and for fuck's sake, live a little. Get out of your comfort zone of wherever you hole yourselves and meet people. You'll be alot better for it (and stop being such hateful little fucks).
ragnor144 26th-Nov-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
Someone takes Courtney Love seriously? This is news to me.
maggiecate 26th-Nov-2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
I don't think that 'fuckwit' can be classed as an oppressed minority in a country where they form the Government.
jasonbeast 26th-Nov-2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
It's almost as if they recognize that people holding minority viewpoints, e.g, "minorities," deserve the same rights as everyone else. Almost. So fucking close!
eyetosky 26th-Nov-2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm squinting really hard at this, and it still looks like satire.
frith_in_thorns 26th-Nov-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
Cry fucking more. And also please keep going on about why the LGBTQ soc needs welfare resources from the university.

(Spoiler: those guys above get more.)
maladaptive 26th-Nov-2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
I always find it kind of hilarious that conservatives who attack and harass minorities then complain about the protections they get. It's like complaining that the other guys have bulletproof vests because they won't stop shooting at the other guys. "We deserve bulletproof vests too!" They whine, not because they need them, but because someone else has something they don't and they hate that.

Well stop shooting and minorities can take off the bulletproof vests! It's that simple. Don't complain when people take action to protect themselves from your attacks.

Edited at 2012-11-26 06:42 pm (UTC)
violetrose 26th-Nov-2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
I like this analogy. It's very apt.
ragnor144 26th-Nov-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
Oh no! You are going through one one billionth of what the people you hate go through, and you can't take it. Boo fucking hoo.
zinnia_rose 26th-Nov-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
The natural consequences of being an asshole do not constitute discrimination, oppression, repression, victimization, or anything else like what actual minorities go through. Please recite hourly.

Edited at 2012-11-26 06:59 pm (UTC)
hammersxstrings 26th-Nov-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
this should be on a bumper sticker or a tshirt
alicephilippa 26th-Nov-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh dear how sad.


Dipshits.
free_spoons 26th-Nov-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
help_im_being_opressed.jpg
shortsweetcynic 26th-Nov-2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
moussaka_thief 26th-Nov-2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
amazing gif
lamardeuse 26th-Nov-2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
This is one article where reading the comments is recommended! :D
bnmc2005 26th-Nov-2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
“It is my strong belief that this poses a threat to the atmosphere of intellectual discussion as well as to the welfare of members who may feel victimised.”

Insert favorite Oxford grad fig here:

moonshaz 27th-Nov-2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
ruby_chalice 26th-Nov-2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
Would someone think of the poor Tories.

eames 26th-Nov-2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
You are not being persecuted when prevented from persecuting others.

Imprint on forehead until it sinks into brain. Repeat as needed.
the_physicist 26th-Nov-2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Just one more proof that A level exam grades don't really show any indication of whether a student is capable of understanding something or not. I mean, when some of the countries 'top' students are incapable of comprehending that being called out on being a bigot is not the same as actual discrimination.

Then again, Oxford. Their conservative association is vile. So not unexpected, but damn.

At least this is being talked about, so everyone can point and laugh at how ridiculous they are. Fools.

Edited at 2012-11-26 07:59 pm (UTC)
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