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The most creative, intersectional, funny, or disruptive intervention at the Pitt Dems’ rally this Saturday wins the grand prize!
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.
This issue of Filler explores the growing resistance to the Pitt Patriarchy.
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.
Until we find concrete ways to disrupt and deconstruct both institutionalized patriarchal structures and their socio-cultural roots, sexual assault will remain a staple of the college experience.
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.
We are queer and cisgender folks, poor and wealthy, neuro-atypical and neuro-typical. We are lower-class people of color attending school through our own hard work, as well as privileged white folks with financially and emotionally stable home lives. We are survivors of assault, intersectional feminists, sex workers, socialists, students, and anarchists. PSSC is a forum for communication and collaboration. We use it to coordinate larger efforts and work together because we believe that it will take a diversity of identities, perspectives, and tactics to dismantle the interlocking web of oppression we navigate. And yes, this is all relevant.
Selected report-backs and statements from PSSC weekly updates – 2015 Sweatshops Will Never be in Style! About 15 people from USAS Local #31 and #123 paid a visit to the sweatshop-exploiting H&M in the South Side on Saturday [9.26]. While three people delivered a letter to the management, three others snuck up to the second…
Pitt News coverage // Footage Mainstream media coverage: [ http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/pitt-students-take-part-nationwide-protest-block-t/npMMp/ ] [ http://www.wtae.com/news/students-stop-traffic-protesting-college-pricing-heavy-loan-debt/36421048 ] [ http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/11/12/hundreds-of-pitt-students-protest-high-tuition-costs-as-part-of-million-student-march/ ]
The University of Pittsburgh’s student orientation guide: Very Dank Edition Disorientation: The Task Ahead of Us Welcome to Pitt! From the prison of high school, it looked cool and inviting, full of new freedoms and the chance to learn something real for the first time. But soon enough, you’ll watch the excitement fade. The task…