Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Day of Silence = quieter classes

Several students are either walking around with the following message taped to their chest or have handed it to me at the beginning of class. Apparently 4/26 is the Day of Silence:

"Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement protesting the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by harrassment, prejudice and discrimination. I believe that ending the silence is the first step towards fighting these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO END THE SILENCE?"

Ummmmmm, nothing, it's been a bit quieter in my classes today.....tasteless, I know. Do I think that GLBT people should be harrassed, nope. Do I think this day of silence is wrong, nope, I'm indifferent really. I may be Republican but as far as all this goes, I really don't care who loves who...just be happy. I get a little sketchy when it comes the marriage and the perks that come with it and have a few concens about adoption, but I'm not nuts about it.

11 Comments:

At 5:35 PM , Blogger Full-Auto said...

Same here... what two adults decide to do in their private lives has nothing to do with me.

That's what freedom is all about, living free and doing what makes you happy.

I'm a conservative but on this issue, like you Tori, it's pretty much a non-issue.

Some conservatives think they can keep gays in the closet forever... out of sight out of mind. But that's just plain silly. Get over it people.

 
At 8:30 AM , Blogger Eddie said...

Yesterday was my 30th birthday.

I would comment about this post, but I prefer to remain silent instead.

Have you seen the movie ATL yet? I am looking forward to renting it when it comes out.

 
At 9:02 AM , Blogger Tori said...

Happy 30th Birthday Eddie!!!!! Do anything exciting to celebrate or did you remain silent in honor of this special day.

 
At 9:26 AM , Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks! Well, I did my best to remain silent to bring attention to this desperate issue of my continued aging, which I have been unable to control. However, I ended up going to the bar and staying out until bartime instead. I received 5 hours of sleep last night and am dragging today as I sip on my Diet Dew and write on your blog.

 
At 11:37 AM , Blogger Tori said...

at least you aren't administering standardized testing to a bunch of freshman all day "please open your textbooks to page, blah blah blah"

 
At 1:45 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

Very true. I am thinking about getting a platinum grill. Would you recommend this?

 
At 6:28 AM , Blogger beakerkin said...

I know plenty of Gays in NYC and they range from well adjusted to the insane like any other group.

My heterosexual preference does not define me or say a thing about my charachter or abilities. Now if you can line up another 200 or so victims groups you might have an easier but less fun job.

 
At 1:32 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

Do any of them have platinum grills, or iced out wrists?

 
At 12:49 AM , Blogger crossingguard69 said...

eddie is a tool (in case you didnt read it from last post when he disrespected brett "jesus" favre)

 
At 9:30 AM , Blogger Eddie said...

Please CG, at least I don't hide out behind a fake name. You probably have no culture whatsoever, having grown up in Naperville.

 
At 10:10 AM , Blogger Tori said...

naperville? he's my brother, he didn't grow up there.

 

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