We should dissolve YUSU. Also, I hate trans people.
I think I speak for literally the entire student community when I say that I have no confidence in YUSU and that we should dissolve the union.
Guys, we’ve just had an election with only 3,532 (that’s nowhere near half the student population!) votes cast for president. A measly turnout, and to make it even worse somehow we’ve elected a woman! One of my mates from the newly created York Free Speech & Racists & Transphobes & Disablists & NUS Disaffiliation & Willow Appreciation Society (YFSRTDNDWA (yu-fus-rut-dund-wah) Society for short) even told me that she isn’t 100% sold on either side of the no-platforming debate!
This is a total outrage, and a perfect example of just how undemocratic YUSU is. YUSU is run by the 1% of free-speech hating, man-castrating, cisphobic authoritarians that plague this university. Also, I really hate trans people, but that’s got nothing to do with this debate.
I looked for a trans student at the university with an opinion to target for harassment and I found this from the former editor, no less:
Student journalists: leave me the fuck alone. Not sure how clear I have to make it. Respect that fact I've left the spotlight.— Ashley Reed (@Metanar) April 25, 2016
Maybe you should take a vow of silence if you don’t want to be torn apart in student media all the time? I contacted Ashley for an explanation of what exactly she means by this tweet and to ask if she’d provide a quote for this article, but she just declined to comment and ordered me never to talk to her again. What a devious little censor in the making! I’ll have to quote your tweets in every article from now on.
Anyway, now that we’re done with the mandatory denunciation of a trans person that every article needs to have we can get back on with the main business of the article.
I and the others from YFSRTDNDWA Society have created the campaign ‘No2YUSU’ to ensure that the minority of students who are white, able-bodied, cis, straight and male have complete dominance over the university. Obviously, the only way we can achieve this is by dissolving the union and forming a new order from the ashes. A vigilante movement composed of only the biggest and best men will become our new representation and campaigns group, and we will divide into college-level ‘tribes’ to ensure students from all around campus have enough of a voice and enough sticks to throw at trans people.
And we should definitely do this right now, right in the middle of a massive transphobic harassment drama, right in the middle of the exam period and just before we all leave. There is definitely nothing silly about having the debate right now. And we aren’t transphobic!
Okay, well, I am, but ‘we’ aren’t.
I’ve lost my train of thought a bit, but if you also believe in vigilante justice and hate trans people then make sure to come along to the YUSU AGM today at 5:15PM (soon!) in YourSpace and join us in proposing that we dissolve the union!