Oh, great. The University of Calgary has charged the campus anti-abortion club with trespassing for setting up their bugfuck nutty “Genocide Awareness Project” display on-campus:
A group of pro-life student activists are heading to court this month after the University of Calgary charged them with trespassing.
Campus Pro-Life and university administrators have been locked in an ongoing dispute over a controversial anti-abortion display called the Genocide Awareness Project, which puts images of dead fetuses next to Holocaust or Rwanda genocide victims.
On November 26, the student group went ahead with plans to erect the display against the university’s requests to turn the graphic images inward to protect those who didn’t wish to see them.
More than two months later, some of the students behind the project have been charged with trespassing and received summonses to court on Feb 27.
I can see the university’s point in not wanting the display on their property: it’s truly disgusting, with images not just of aborted fetuses, but lynchings and Holocaust victims. It’s hyperbolic and incendiary imagery; the kind of thing that might trip someone’s batshit breaker and initiate an afternoon of shooting up a women’s clinic.
But it doesn’t advocate violence, and unless it gets shoved right into peoples’ personal space, being offensive isn’t a very compelling reason to shut it down. While I recognize that what this group advocates is basically the reproductive enslavement of women, an intelligent society should be able to make this distinction and summarily dismiss such bullshit without the friendly assistance of the State Goon Squad.
However, now that Uof C has decided to go the Goon Squad route, all I can say is
STOP! Stop giving them so much publicity!!
This is exactly what they want: PERSECUTION, they thrive on it and revel in it.
The best thing to do with the campus anti-choice doucheclub is just ignore them. They’ll always be around, foaming and jibbering and waving their plastic fetuses in the background, why not just keep them there instead of making them the center of nationwide attention as censorship martyrs and giving them the persecution high they crave?