Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Non-Inclusive Diseases

SU politics at its finest:

OTTAWA - The Carleton University Students' Association has voted to drop cystic fibrosis as the beneficiary of its annual Shinearama fundraiser, arguing that the illness is not "inclusive" enough.

Cystic fibrosis "has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men" said the motion read to student councillors, who voted almost unanimously in favour of it.


  • That's stupid, but that's what to expect from student politics.

    There nothing wrong with rotating charities, it is the dumb "diversity" argument that is troublesome.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:11 p.m.  

  • Wow. And we wonder at Conservatives make who fun of people on the left. Sometimes we make it easy.

    By Blogger Brandon E. Beasley, at 6:15 p.m.  

  • The resolution should be most offensive to non-white, non-male students. It implies that they wont be inclined to get involved if the benefactors are of a different race or gender.

    By Blogger KC, at 6:18 p.m.  

  • Gross.

    That is all I have to say.

    By Blogger daveberta, at 7:34 p.m.  

  • I had 2 nieces who died of this disease, before they were 2 years old...both Mother and father were carriers of this disease

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:37 p.m.  

  • Jesus Christ.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 7:39 p.m.  

  • As I wrote on someone else's blog, I guess I won't be donating to help find a cure for breast cancer because this disease affects mostly women.

    By Blogger Skinny Dipper, at 8:04 p.m.  

  • What? CF is more prevalent among people of European descent, yes, but it certainly affects people from other parts of the world. That, and there's no sex-bias to the disease.

    By Blogger JG, at 8:26 p.m.  

  • Wait, you mean students at Carleton can read?


    By Blogger Goldenhawk, at 10:13 p.m.  

  • As someone living with this disease and someone heavily invested in finding funding and treatments, this statement makes me sick!

    Drug companies do not fund research on Cystic Fibrosis because the disease doesn’t effect enough of the population to create a large enough profit margin. That means CF research is highly dependant on fundraising such as this.

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has one of the highest percentages of any non-profit in terms of using raised money towards research and not pouring it into advertising. That’s why CF has not been branded like some other diseases such as breast cancer.

    The next time these Carleton University Students wake up exhausted from a nasty hang over, barely able to breathe due to drunkenly smoked cigarettes, then maybe, just maybe they can get a feel of what living with this disease is really like.

    CF aside, isn’t the point of fundraising to help people?

    By Blogger Unknown, at 10:26 p.m.  

  • Student politics at its best.

    This has got to be one of the most offensive things I've read about in a long time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:52 p.m.  

  • Just to be clear, "SU politics at it's best" was sarcastic.

    This is pretty revolting.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:46 a.m.  

  • What else would one expect from Progressives? I think I see a few future LPC leadership candidates there.

    By Blogger Hey, at 9:52 a.m.  

  • Wow.

    Just .... wow.

    This has transcended politics. This is just outright stupidity. And hatred.

    Question: if you strike off all charitable causes that benefit the sexes and races equally, what's left? The Acne Foundation?

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 1:55 p.m.  

  • Good point, Robert.

    I'm glad to see people of all stripes united against this madness.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:22 p.m.  

  • Makes me shake my head.

    I'm sure glad that AIDS didn't get this kind of "oh, it's just gays and blacks, it's not diverse enough" kind of treatment.

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 10:53 a.m.  

  • Well, I do not really imagine this is likely to work.

    By Anonymous www.lugo-3d.com, at 2:11 a.m.  

  • By Blogger Unknown, at 7:42 a.m.  

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