Transgender Student Not Permitted to ...

Transgender Student Not Permitted to Speak in U of A Class

There are 23 comments on the ArkansasMatters story from May 4, 2012, titled Transgender Student Not Permitted to Speak in U of A Class. In it, ArkansasMatters reports that:

A canceled student lecture causing some controversy at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith.

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Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#1 May 5, 2012
OH Brother! Get real We know why she was cancelled. If not because of the subject matter, why then? How many other lectures have been canceled for the same reasons? Transexuality is real! Transexuals are real!
It's legitimate subject material for a college course. Unless, you happen to live in the up standing state of Arkansas!, the home of Bill Clinton
Regards, Terry

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 May 5, 2012
It seems the bigots have a new lie, but one they tell only to themselves. They seem to think that if no one hears about it, it does not exist.

Okay, just how stupid do bigots think the rest of us are? This "making her use an approved survey" is surely not to avoid the hard questions at all, naw, it's just so we can make sure the students are informed. These are university students, not kindergartners. Grown ass adults who can't handle knowing about a psychological difference between them? I think the school administrators are kindergartners.
guest

United States

#3 May 5, 2012
According to the news story, "the cancellation of the class and postponement of the students speech had absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter or the students status."

No bigotry here, just a couple wackos looking for something to bitch about.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4 May 5, 2012
guest wrote:
According to the news story, "the cancellation of the class and postponement of the students speech had absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter or the students status."
No bigotry here, just a couple wackos looking for something to bitch about.
Really, did you stop reading there and come to that conclusion. Read all of it, they were censoring the speaker. The only reason to censor speakers speaking to adults is to avoid things they don't like, it is counterproductive to learning and completely against anything resembling academic.
guest

United States

#5 May 6, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
Really, did you stop reading there and come to that conclusion. Read all of it, they were censoring the speaker. The only reason to censor speakers speaking to adults is to avoid things they don't like, it is counterproductive to learning and completely against anything resembling academic.
Yeah, I read the entire story and there was nothing to suggest that the speaker was being censored except the unfounded opinion of the writer.

The fact is that the speaking engagement was canceled for other reasons, just as the story clearly states.

The writer of the article and people like you are just trying to stir up shit.
RSLang

Fort Smith, AR

#6 May 8, 2012
I'm a student here, and this has been blown out of proportion...She has spoken in the past to several classes and the college has promised that she will get to speak again. Also, I had to go through the survey board for a research presentation I did. I don't think it is unfair to make everyone do the same.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#7 May 8, 2012
RSLang wrote:
I'm a student here, and this has been blown out of proportion...She has spoken in the past to several classes and the college has promised that she will get to speak again. Also, I had to go through the survey board for a research presentation I did. I don't think it is unfair to make everyone do the same.
Then that just proves that it's blatant and rampant censorship which is not something colleges or universities should utilize at all. It is still wrong, just now it's wrong on a larger scale.

“Super Freak”

Since: May 12

Brewster, MA

#8 May 8, 2012
The Transgendered exist. Get over it, red neck bigots.
Obama Black Nation

Anchorage, AK

#9 May 8, 2012
CinnamonBoy wrote:
The Transgendered exist. Get over it, red neck bigots.
British Music Invasion of low class gutter rats
Androgenous long hair Music
Co-ed dorms
Birth Control
Abortion on demand
Feminism
Get parents out of the home (see Feminism)
It takes a village
Child molestation on a massive scale
Gay Marriage for Destructive Deviants
Animal sex and worship of dog as "golden calf"
Complete Social Destruction of Western Civilization
See COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

Connect the Dots. Add 2+2 Mix and Match, It's up to YOU.

tatafn

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10 May 8, 2012
Obama Black Nation wrote:
<quoted text>
British Music Invasion of low class gutter rats
Androgenous long hair Music
Co-ed dorms
Birth Control
Abortion on demand
Feminism
Get parents out of the home (see Feminism)
It takes a village
Child molestation on a massive scale
Gay Marriage for Destructive Deviants
Animal sex and worship of dog as "golden calf"
Complete Social Destruction of Western Civilization
See COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
Connect the Dots. Add 2+2 Mix and Match, It's up to YOU.
tatafn
Conspiracy theory. Next fallacy.
guest

United States

#11 May 8, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
Then that just proves that it's blatant and rampant censorship...
Bullshit. You refuse to accept the facts laid out in the article, and you refuse to accept the facts related by someone else who actually attends college there and has experience with the procedures for speaking to the students.

The transgendered speaker has spoken there before and will probably do so again. The engagement was canceled for other reasons.

Like I said before, you're just trying to stir up shit.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#12 May 9, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullshit. You refuse to accept the facts laid out in the article, and you refuse to accept the facts related by someone else who actually attends college there and has experience with the procedures for speaking to the students.
The transgendered speaker has spoken there before and will probably do so again. The engagement was canceled for other reasons.
Like I said before, you're just trying to stir up shit.
Doesn't matter, censorship in a learning institute with adults is wrong even if it is everyone who is censored, and that's what a "questionnaire" of acceptability is for, nothing more. I hate censorship, I despise censorship, and only on private property that does not receive government funding is it acceptable, period. Learning institutes that receive government funding of any sort, such as grants or subsidies, can not censor material for adults by adults. No excuses.
guest

United States

#13 May 9, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
Doesn't matter, censorship in a learning institute with adults is wrong...
But it's NOT censorship. You're making a claim without any basis. You willfully ignore the FACTS, choosing instead a failed attempt to stir up discontent when there is none.

The article cited earlier in this thread clearly states that there were reasons other than discrimination or censorship that led to the cancelation of the speaking engagement. Furthermore, a student at the institution with specific knowledge and experience of both the speaker and the process under which speakers are chosen explained that the cancelation was not due to discrimination or censorship.

Get a life and stop trying to stir up shit when there is none to be stirred. If you want to listen to a speech delivered by a transgendered person, try youtube or google.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#14 May 9, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
But it's NOT censorship. You're making a claim without any basis. You willfully ignore the FACTS, choosing instead a failed attempt to stir up discontent when there is none.
The article cited earlier in this thread clearly states that there were reasons other than discrimination or censorship that led to the cancelation of the speaking engagement. Furthermore, a student at the institution with specific knowledge and experience of both the speaker and the process under which speakers are chosen explained that the cancelation was not due to discrimination or censorship.
Get a life and stop trying to stir up shit when there is none to be stirred. If you want to listen to a speech delivered by a transgendered person, try youtube or google.
"making her use an approved survey in order to continue speaking" That is censorship.
America Is Not The Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 May 9, 2012
Obama Black Nation wrote:
<quoted text>
British Music Invasion of low class gutter rats
Androgenous long hair Music
Co-ed dorms
Birth Control
Abortion on demand
Feminism
Get parents out of the home (see Feminism)
It takes a village
Child molestation on a massive scale
Gay Marriage for Destructive Deviants
Animal sex and worship of dog as "golden calf"
Complete Social Destruction of Western Civilization
See COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
Connect the Dots. Add 2+2 Mix and Match, It's up to YOU.
tatafn
Right on the mark

First step to Communism is socialism
A New world order in the making and our own Govenment is destroying moral and values and turning us to a evil society of destruction
Trangress the laws given to us centuries ago there will be a price to pay
America Is Not The Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 May 9, 2012
With all the LIBERAL views being taught in our education systems by socialist professors in The US is one reason why American education is behind other countries.
We use to be the most educated nation in the world Now we lag behind in Math, Science and History.
The US Constitution and Federal Papers are no longer being taught in American schools.
Student are being BRAINWASHED by socialist professors.
WE use to be a country guided by morals and laws NOT ANY MORE We have become a lawless immoral society In the end there will be a price to pay COUNT ON IT!!
America Is Not The Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 May 9, 2012
Read the book

Destruction of America within
Manchurian President

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#18 May 9, 2012
I am a far right, tea party, redneck, reactionary, republican and I agree with maybe half of what you say. There have always been long haired androgenous musicians! Birth Control is needed! We have too many people in the world! How else can you limit them? Gay marriage is a way of people having non(child)productive orgasms. The rest is pure socialist BS. It's purpose is to get us to accept anything. You don't say it but we're also a "Death Culture" With a womb to grave, socialist, totalitarian, ever growing death threat against us. Look at the movies and music! The constant suggestion of violence and death! Consider Obamacare and it's implications of contrived shortages against anyone who is old. Abortion,(Infanticide) Euthanasia, denial of medicines. Pop culture of murder on a massive scale. The ever growing power of police to murder us without any responsibility. DHS (Homeland Security) ordering 400 Million .40 cal cartridges when there's only 300 million people in the country! We are a "Death Culture"!
Regards, Terri
Obama Black Nation wrote:
<quoted text>
British Music Invasion of low class gutter rats
Androgenous long hair Music
Co-ed dorms
Birth Control
Abortion on demand
Feminism
Get parents out of the home (see Feminism)
It takes a village
Child molestation on a massive scale
Gay Marriage for Destructive Deviants
Animal sex and worship of dog as "golden calf"
Complete Social Destruction of Western Civilization
See COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
Connect the Dots. Add 2+2 Mix and Match, It's up to YOU.
tatafn
America Is Not The Same

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 May 9, 2012
Read the First Amendment It's entirety
Freedom of speech
Learn what is restricted as far as Freedom of Speech.
It's not freedom to speak and say what ever.

You students READ THE FIRST AMENDMENT and LEARN what is it all about, not what your socialists professors taught you
NEW

Austin, MN

#20 May 9, 2012
Typical redneck nazi fascist state....Why would anyone who loves the constitution move to or live in a GOP red state.???

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