“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”: Student Protest as Improper Enjoyment

The university is a crafted as an apolitical space, where political engagement is only an option as long as it is figured as a consumer choice that does not disrupt or antagonize other student’s private enjoyment.

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For a University Against Itself

For an education that liberates. For a campus culture that terrifies Pitt’s board of trustees. For a campus that celebrates life.

PSSC: Letter to Pitt News Editor

It is unacceptable and intolerable that our University police — who we, as students of Pitt, pay for with tuition fees — would use excessive force and violence toward an unarmed, nonviolent, non-threatening protest.

Fuck Stiegemeyer, Fuck the Patriarchy, Fuck the Peace Police

Even if Stiegemeyer has no personal malice towards trans people, his de-legitimization of gender transition is an invitation for others to engage in even harsher attacks on our experiences and our bodies. Make no mistake: we trans people are in a war for survival whether we like it or not. We are dying by the hundreds and thousands.

On Tactics: A Response to PSSC’s “Reality isn’t Safe”

However, I found the section “Our Position”, appearing at the end of the communiqué, distressing.

I urge you to consider pressuring the administration to ban rightist and fascist speakers from campus, or/and to stipulate that they must not be funded or offered campus space by the SGB.