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Bristol University Christian Union

So the USA doesn’t have a monopoly on crazy bullshit.

It has come to notice that the Bristol University Christian Union has an rather quaint and rather illegal (by the laws of the University and the UK’s Discrimination Laws) rule in place.

That you can only speak at their meetings or teach if you are a man or a married woman who is chaperoned by her husband…

This is just plain stupid. BUCU what the fuck did you expect people to do when they found out that you were a bunch of sexists? Sit back?

From what I have heard (I have friends down there. Wave hello FTB!) the Student Union is pursuing action and the Bristol University has come out on the side of the Student Union. The BUCU rule isn’t a new one but is one that has existed for quite a while. It’s only now come to light that this policy has been practised due to the religious exclusion of women.

Needless to say both the society for Atheists and the one for Feminists are livid. Not to mention most students who belong to societies that don’t discriminate on the basis of gender.

The issue is under investigation but it is clear BUCU are in the wrong and will either be forced to change it’s rules or disband.

Comments

  1. says

    Bristol University has come out on the side of the union

    Sure, probably on the basis that “it’s tradition.” :\
    Well, guys, learning and changing is also an important tradition at universities. In fact, it trumps the old misogynistic traditions rather handily.

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  3. oursally says

    It seems they changed their minds following a storm of disbelieving laughter.

    Anyway, since that’s done, please do this for me (and promise not to be offended) – do not put an apostrophe in the genitive form of “it”.

    “It’s” is short for “it is”.
    “Its” means “belonging to it”.

    These days most Brits get it wrong, it’s so depressing.

  4. bradleybetts says

    The fact this has happened in my home country is excrutiatingly embarrassing :(

    At least the Su and the Univeristy appear to be doing the right thing. None of that “respect their religion” bollocks, just a loud chorus of “NO!”.

  5. Kimpatsu says

    The issue is under investigation but it is clear BUCU are in the wrong and will either be forced to change it’s rules or disband.
    When you misuse the apostrophe like this in essays, don’t they mark you down?

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