March 02, 2004

The System Works...

Here's a fun fact: My roommate has to write a speech about same-sex marriage for one of his classes. He's personally opposed to same-sex marriage, but he's afraid to talk about that in his speech because it might make people think he's homophobic.

Thanks to this, in his words, he's going to give a whole speech about how "gay marriage is the greatest thing since sliced bread," and he's basically taking his ideas from a paper written by one of his friends who knows a lot of gay people.

Draw your own conclusions.

Posted by CD on March 2, 2004 01:00 AM
Semi-Intelligent Comments

Conclusion: Liberal bias in academia

Posted by: jaws at March 2, 2004 01:49 AM

Actually, it seems to me that it would be a healthy exercise in partiality. While I don't like his motivation for doing it, or the situation surrounding it (if in fact it's because of a Liberal bias in academia), it might prove useful in the end, to be able to successfully argue both sides of an argument.

Posted by: dowingba at March 2, 2004 03:26 AM

There really is a lot of fun to be had by arguing FOR a point that you are actually AGAINST. In some instances, you really can learn something new. In other instances, you can just have a luagh riot.

I would recommend that he take this project on by LITERALLY comparing Gay Marriage to Sliced Bread, and shooting down all other arguments for things that may be better than either.

Posted by: Mike the Marine at March 2, 2004 09:41 AM

I think they call this "Academic Freedom"

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at March 2, 2004 08:50 PM

Just to clarify, "academia" didn't really have anything to do with it. He's basically censoring himself for fear of being ostracized.

I still think it's wrong though.

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