How Harshly Should Southern Orgeon Un...

How Harshly Should Southern Orgeon University Punish Its Anti-Gay Graffiti Students?

There are 9 comments on the Queerty story from Jun 3, 2010, titled How Harshly Should Southern Orgeon University Punish Its Anti-Gay Graffiti Students?. In it, Queerty reports that:

Southern Orgeon University students Blake Adkins and Kevin Novotny wrote anti-gay slurs on a mixed-gender dormitory floor because only homos would wanna live with girls.

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Since: Nov 09

Realism, the realistic answer.

#1 Jun 3, 2010
They should only be punished as much as any other student would be punished for a vandalism crime. I see no reason why they should be prosecuted extra harshly due to their bigoted ignorance.

To refine my opinion, if the graffiti did not threaten or plan further criminal actions, but was only insulting, then it should only be pursued as a vandalism case. We must be careful to not single out crimes we find more mean, gross, or stupid, as more serious.
Tim

East Northport, NY

#2 Jun 3, 2010
Gay and Skeptical wrote:
They should only be punished as much as any other student would be punished for a vandalism crime. I see no reason why they should be prosecuted extra harshly due to their bigoted ignorance.
To refine my opinion, if the graffiti did not threaten or plan further criminal actions, but was only insulting, then it should only be pursued as a vandalism case. We must be careful to not single out crimes we find more mean, gross, or stupid, as more serious.
Well put.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jun 3, 2010
So wait, these two kids think... "because only homos would wanna live with girls."

What???

Umm, in college, i lived on a mixed-gendered floor for one year, and it was awesome. we all had bathrooms connecting rooms of same gendered people, but it wasn't that rare to see the girls hanging out in the lounge or walking to each others rooms wearing tiny little pajama shorts and low cut undershirts.
you would think gays would stick to all-male floors, where there's more eye candy. That's why i loved the mixed floor.

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#4 Jun 3, 2010
Barney Stinson wrote:
So wait, these two kids think... "because only homos would wanna live with girls."
What???
Umm, in college, i lived on a mixed-gendered floor for one year, and it was awesome. we all had bathrooms connecting rooms of same gendered people, but it wasn't that rare to see the girls hanging out in the lounge or walking to each others rooms wearing tiny little pajama shorts and low cut undershirts.
you would think gays would stick to all-male floors, where there's more eye candy. That's why i loved the mixed floor.
Yes, there are many reasons for why someone would wish to choose a mixed-gender dorm compared to single-sex living options.

I must say though that my boyfriend is uncomfortable with living in a all-male dorm because he would feel very conscious of himself, living in a dorm with people who he is out to. He feels it would bring in unnecessary sexual tensions between his roommates and floor-mates, where in the statistically normal situation an all guys dorm would have no sexual tension.
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#5 Jun 3, 2010
For vandalism ? I think 20 years in prison is sufficient.

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Since: Nov 09

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#6 Jun 3, 2010
Even so, it would be good practice for the real world. I am not going to go out of my way to opt for mixed living options, because I feel like if I don't present it as an issue, it will not become an issue. I'm not going to segregate myself based on my sexual attractions; I am going to rely on my morals and discipline (along with faithfulness to my boyfriend) to dissipate any sexual tension that might crop up.

I know that straight people work with opposite gendered coworkers all the time, and they temper their primal urges. It's not as if gay people have less self-control or stronger sex drives.
Leftatalbuquerqu e

Toronto, Canada

#7 Jun 3, 2010
"only ho##os wanna live with girls"?
And these str8 guys will get married (to a WOMAN) and have daughters??????????
Leftatalbuquerqu e

Toronto, Canada

#8 Jun 3, 2010
Love how TOPIX just rejected my post because I quoted a phrase FROM ITS OWN STORY!!!!!!!!!!

Apparently you can't use the abbreviated H word in a post as it appears in the story itself...

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Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#10 Jun 3, 2010
It should be punished as vandalism, certainly. The issue here otherwise is whether or not the college has additional rules about content. If this were graffiti using the n-word, would it receive just a vandalism charge? I'm thinking there would be more to the punishment. There is no difference between the two instances.

I am not and have never been impressed with apologies; the trick is to do things right to begin with, not do whatever you want to and ask forgiveness later.

Apologize for having an accident of some kind ("sorry I broke your vase when I staggered qround like a drunken cossack"), not a deliberate action. It's meaningless in the latter case.

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