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Tue, 10 Sep 2002 03:39:43 +0800
On Sat, Sep 07, 2002 at 11:17:51PM +1000, Rachel Polanskis wrote:
> Where is all the student activism?
It got stupid and/or greedy.
There seems to be a syndrome which I call "blanket stereotypical leftism" -
the symptom being an inability to look at:
- the refugee/illegal immigrant/asylum seeker mess
- feminism and women's interests
- violent crushing of dissent in other countries
- student welfare
and others, and consider them as *separate issues*. Few want to be part of
I lost interest in my uni's Amnesty International chapter when talk began
of doing joint functions, cross-promotion etc with the campus 'women's
On the greed side of it, the last editorial I read in my student guild's
paper had the author pointing out that she drives a car, goes out lots
and can afford nice clothes - but when she does that, she needs to buy
$2.50 lunches instead of $8 lunches, which is described as 'student
poverty.' (I prefer 'living beyond your means.') Anyways, the point of
the story is that we should all be lobbying for more student welfare.
I've no first hand experience at other unis, but people tell me it's
the same everywhere.
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