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On Non-inclusive, Patriarchal Diseases

In case you thought it was just the ASUO who were complete idiots:

Students at an Ottawa university are pulling out of a Canada-wide fundraiser that provides close to $1 million a year for cystic fibrosis research and treatment, arguing that the disease “has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men” — something experts say is untrue.


The student council motion stated that orientation week “strives to be inclusive” and “all orientees and volunteers should feel like their fundraising efforts will serve their diverse communities.”

I have trouble believing this is real and not some sort of bad parable constructed by an Ayn Rand zombie.

Thanks to OC alum Michael for the tip.

  1. Betz says:

    I read the Fountainhead this last Summer to see what all the fuss was about.

    Every day, I would read more and more pages, and yet the story, despite being over 600 pages long, seemed to go NOWHERE.

    I nowhere came near to achieving life while reading that crap, although just very narrowly avoided death.

  2. Rockne Andrew Roll says:

    There is only one way to stop the objectivist zombie hordes.

    Paging zombie Russel Kirk.

  3. Vincent says:

    Come now. Wasn’t “The Fountainhead” the most rollicking tale of adventure and derring-do involving annoying, unsympathetic architect protagonists you’ve ever read?!

  4. Timothy says:

    Although achieving death is surprisingly like reading Ayn Rand.

  5. Zombie Ayn Rand says:

    Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

  6. Jane the Program Treasurer says:

    I received a startling email last night regarding the student senate. Has the OC done any investigation into the validity of the email? I fear my program’s spring farewell BBQ might get cut if the budgets are downsized.

  7. Zombie Steve Irwin says:

    Stiiiingray Braaaaaains.

  8. Steve Irwin says:

    In order to avenge my death by the hands of that rogue stingray,
    I feel compelled, driven, and hellbent

    on cutting OSPIRG’S budget this year!

  9. Stingray says:

    Hi Steve!

  10. Program Leader says:

    Mr. Irwin,

    please do not compare student programs to feral animals. who do you think we are? oregon students of color and other marginalized and underrepresented communities need a voice in student government and you continually exude white male privilege over us programs when we need your money the most. stop attacking student programs. be ware Mr. Irwin….. the sting ray is coming back: in paper form. to the con court!

  11. Steve Irwin says:

    NEWS FLASH!! OSPIRG is going on the endangered species list because they are at risk of being extinct.


  12. Betz says:

    Everybody hates whitey.

    Decisions like these are to be expected of student governments, because those involved in student government are not necessarily the best and brightest. The smartest at the university are kept so busy just trying to pass their programs (*cough* the sciences *cough*), that only those enrolled in the easier and less demanding programs (*cough* humanities *cough*) have the time to devote to student government.

    Not to mention that people take up the banner of “diversity” and wield it like a sword rather than a flag.

  13. Programs says:

    It is actually quite understandable that this would and should happen. White straight male diseases already get a lot of money donated, because there is so much institutional inequality in the world. Diseases like lupus and scabies. We need a more level playing field of research, give money to research how to end lazyness!

  14. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Ayn Rand zombies wouldn’t be that scary because they wouldn’t travel in packs – individualist zombies.

  15. Chris says:

    This is disgusting.

    I mean, now being white and male (to this uni anyway) is so bad that you’re not worthy of a fundraiser? Sad days…

    Reminds me of the arguments about AIDS being a ‘gay’ disease.

  16. Jake says:

    Oh man, an Ayn Rand Zombie movie. That would be awesome.

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