Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Not that there's not anything wrong with that--veinglory

Interesting times we live in. Take for example this student newspaper editorial from historically African American all male More house college. Putting aside for a moment the WTFage of wanting to go to an all male college (unless one is gay), the gist of it is 'be as gay as you like, so long as you aren't feminine'.

And I quote: "It's not so much that "straight" men of Morehouse are uncomfortable with the gay lifestyle, but more so because it is constantly and quite robustly thrown in their face. Does being a gay man include adopting the traits of a woman? Because if that's the case, there's a more fitting school, and it's called Spelman College.

I'm all for being who you are. If you like women, go on and date women. If you like men, be my guest and date men. But if you are born a man, you should be just that--a man. If I have to look twice to tell if I'm looking at a man or woman on an all-male campus, then something is tragically wrong.

At this rate, Morehouse College may find itself in a difficult situation. What happens if and when one of our gay Morehouse brothers decides to go the next step and undergo a sex-change operation, and is then physically considered to be a woman? Does Morehouse have the right to ask that student to leave?

A massive population of feminine males and possible transgender students could critically damage the reputation of Morehouse and perhaps decline the amount of admissions, "

Just when I think I have seen it all, a writer like (I shit you not) Gerren Gaynor comes along to show how far people will go to hold the line. You want to screw men, fine, all men together... groovy. You want to be feminine, that's hideous.

Obviously. When it comes to women it seems that messing with 'separate but equal' is a slippery slow towards... honestly I am not sure. Something very very bad, apparently.

see also:
Morehouse College under fire again for alleged homophobia,
A Morehouse Student Publication Editor Apparently Fostering Homo- and Transbigotry,
I Too Sing Morehouse: Openly Gay Senior Michael Brewer Responds To Homophobic Article.


corrin said...

While his approach is all wrong and I don't agree with his opinions, there may be a valid, albeit unlikely, question in there. Does a transgender individual have the rights to both male and female institutions/clubs/etc?

I personally think that if an individual has taken the step to become the opposite gender, they are now fully committed in every aspect of their life. If you're now a woman, no more Morehouse or Masons or men's bathrooms, and vise versa.

Emily Veinglory said...

I think that would be a bridge to cross when/if they have a transgender student. But frankly the idea of one gender colleges doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me anyway.

cady said...

i'm surprised i haven't heard much about this since i live in the atlanta area. morehouse has been in the news lately, but for other reasons.

Phyl/Bookishgal said...

That is truly disgusting.

People are who they are. And many would differ with this individual's definition of what it means to be "manly." A lot of people he considers manly, I would probably consider brutes. And people I consider manly, he would think are wimps.

I suspect the real reason for this drivel is that his manhood feels threatened, and he doesn't know how to be a "real man" (whatever that is).

He should look to his own house, and stop trying to rearrange others'. It's absolutely none of his business.