January 12, 2016

It has come to this: university hosts discussion on 'safe spaces' for 'fat, gay men'

StaffRebel Columnist

Welcome to 2016. The year 'safe spaces' for overweight homosexuals is the topic of discussion at universities.

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is hosting a book discussion on “the anti-fat stigma that persists in American culture” and will focus on “fat, gay men.”

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The book in question is called “Fat, Gay Men: Mirth, Girth, and the Politics of Stigma” and its author Dr. Jason Whitesel will be in attendance.

The UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity event description reads, “To be fat in a thin-obsessed gay culture can be difficult. Despite affectionate in-group monikers for big gay men—chubs, bears, cubs—the anti-fat stigma that persists in American culture at large still haunts these individuals who often exist at the margins of gay communities.”

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Author Jason Whitesel “delves into the world of Girth & Mirth, a nationally known social club dedicated to big gay men” which apparently “has long been a refuge and ‘safe space’ for such men.”

Campus Reform was alerted to the event by student Carlos Flores, who heard about it in a newsletter.

He told the website, “As I understand it, they're using taxpayer money and my tuition dollars to talk about how to sodomize overweight men, which doesn't seem like the best use of that money.”

“I don't think the university should be using my funds to hold a morally questionable event—they're free to do it, but I'd rather they spent someone else's money,” he added.

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commented 2016-01-13 11:20:09 -0500
Brava Zulu – I loved the Fire Chief’s response too! Priceless!
commented 2016-01-13 09:27:32 -0500
What the Fire Chief Said! Priceless!

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
Not fair to make judgment of this,
until you see what the Fire Chief says!!!!

In South Los Angeles, a 4-plex home was destroyed by a fire.
Description: Description: Description: Description: cid:2CB1DEE1DFFE4A06809D49B12A10A304@JanPC
A Mexican family of six, all welfare recipients and gang members, lived on the first floor. They died.
An Islamic group of seven welfare cheats, all illegally in the country from Kenya, lived on the second floor. They, too, all perished.
Six LA, Hispanic, gang bangers & ex-cons lived on the 3rd floor.
They, too, died.
A white couple lived on the top floor.
The couple survived the fire.

Jesse Jackson, John Burris and Al Sharpton were furious!! They flew into LA and met with the fire chief. On camera, they loudly demanded to know why blacks, Muslims and Hispanics all died in the fire and why only the white couple lived?

The Fire Chief said, “They were at work.”
commented 2016-01-13 09:15:58 -0500
Bravo Zulu – you should request this and see the hatred spewed back at you from the faux victim makers! It would be interesting to read the response. I’m sure they will spin out the lies faster than we can read them.
commented 2016-01-13 07:39:25 -0500
Per the article; The US and Canada are fat nations. If you don’t like fat, get on a treadmill and shutup! You know most of us don’t care that you are fat and gay in stupidveristy.
commented 2016-01-13 06:06:50 -0500
Society will need a safe space and place from future graduates.
commented 2016-01-12 21:27:27 -0500
How about a safe place for straight, working, tax paying, white males?
commented 2016-01-12 20:56:31 -0500
What a strange thing to worry about.

Both sides, I mean.
commented 2016-01-12 20:54:53 -0500
Robert Hewgill – the herd certainly needs to be culled! If this is our tax dollars at work, I want a refund.
commented 2016-01-12 19:55:48 -0500
This sounds like a great event for the rebel to send a reporter to.
commented 2016-01-12 18:51:05 -0500
All of these universities should be shut down, cleaned out, and restocked with right thinking people.
commented 2016-01-12 18:36:58 -0500
“The best way to sodomize an over weight man”! Well, not being Gay, I am not an expert but I imagine it would be from behind, yes that would be safe. Just be prepared to run like hell, if the Gentleman suddenly declares, It’s my turn on top.
commented 2016-01-12 17:20:18 -0500
Just when I think they’ve bottomed out in the stupidity department, I read this. Stop with the faux victimization already. The people coming up with this crap are truly mentally deficient and should seek help.
commented 2016-01-12 16:57:42 -0500
Kind of sad. Next year they will offer courses at university for student toilet training.
commented 2016-01-12 15:43:49 -0500
Any safe spaces for white heterosexual men?( that is sarcasm for any of you SJW’s)
commented 2016-01-12 15:40:07 -0500
Too funny!!
commented 2016-01-12 14:22:34 -0500
People can discuss whatever they want to, but this type of discussion at a university brings it down a few notches from what is already an all time low.