Photos on campus provok protests

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  1. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Well at my University we had an interesting start to the week.

    Beginning with a display of Graphic images hit campus
    by a campus club on Monday and Tuesday. And thats not all. An enraged student climbed over the fence and started smashing the signs/structure. He was video taped and arrested.

    Here are some more articles not on the school website but you can download (pdf) the current paper that they are in off of the website.
     

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  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    What a bunch of fascists...
     
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Who's a fascist? :confused:
     
  4. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    See I figured if I put it that way everyone would nod in agreement :D The argument is so charged that both sides accuse the others of being intractable fanatics. So even if you are wrong you would agree with the statement.

    It was random.
     
  5. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    Can you describe the images please? I've had bad experiences with links labeled as "graphic". I have a weak stomach:eek:

    Oh, nevermind, I just read the anti-abortion label, I can imagine what it was...
     
  6. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    While I strongly disagree with comparing women who get an abortion with slave owners, racists, and Hitler, I will always be on the side of free speech. Apparently the idea here was if they could show graphic images then they could make abortion harder to argue against.

    "...But when you see an image of an eight-week fetus dismembered, it does something to you. It’s very difficult to argue that anyone should have that choice.”

    What about when you see 13 year old raped by her father, she gives birth to this child that may or may not live a normal life (whatever kind of life the child lives, I can't imagine what it would be like when you discover who your father was, and what he did). The chances of the baby living a normal life, I would suspect are very very slim. While this, I would assume (or hope) is a very very rare case, in South Dakota, this case would not legally allow for an abortion. When at the same time, it is difficult to also say that a fetus is equal to the 13 year old girl who must suffer through the birth of an unwanted child, and equal to the child that will suffer.

    So as you can see, I am pro-choice, and I could go on about this for a long while. But because the topic in this thread is "Photos on campus provoke protests". As mentioned above, while I strongly disagree with the images, I support both the groups right to display the images, and the right of the protesters who protested against them. What I do no support is the guy who decided to tear down their signs. While I might have felt very compelled to do so myself, you can't go around doing something like that. Just like women have a choice for an abortion, everyone else has a right to protest against that right (regardless of if the pro-life people are right in their thinking, and if they win in the end or not). However, I don't think the boy should be jailed, I think he should just be ordered to pay the damages. I would also be curious to hear if the damages were really as high as the article quoted.
     
  7. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    I nominate this the most idiotic sentence of the day.
     
  8. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Someone should book a gay porno expo for the square and see if the University changes their policy of respecting "free speech".
     
  9. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Notice no one pipe bombed them. Or shot them in the back of the head. Or executed them with a shotgun.
     
  10. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    They must have left those pictures out of the story...
     
  11. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    While the school may change its policy in this case, I certainly would not. It's a college campus, and therefore we can be lax on what is displayed, and I don't see anything wrong with porn in general. I suspect some would shout they didn't want to see gay porn, while the pro-choice would shot they didn't want to see the pictures, and while I may not want to view either, I wouldn't hold some double standard like that.
     
  12. solvs macrumors 603

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    This is not to way to win people over to your side. To either side. I like how both sides are screaming about their freedom though. Both ironic.
     
  13. joepunk thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If someone is going to tear down those signs then wouldn't be a good idea to wear some kind of a face mask and change cloths as soon as possible afterwards.
     
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    If I disagree with anything in this group's tactic, it is the comparison to genocide. That's not a way to win anyone's heart and mind.

    I am not necessarily offended by the depiction of aborted fetuses, only because I think such pictures serve as a reminder of what a serious matter an abortion is. We should never allow ourselves the comfort of thinking that the choice is easy, that abortion is just another procedure, or that a child with a heartbeat and brainwaves is something other than a human being.

    Perhaps sometimes we need these unpleasant reminders, if only to help keep us human.
     

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