Letter to the Editor: Why Not Heterosexual Week?

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When I arrived at school on Monday, Feb. 24, I found out that it was “Sexual Minority Week.” I really don’t know what that is, I guess it could be anything from homosexuals to Michael Jackson. But that isn’t why I am writing this. While I fully support diversity and people’s right to do pretty much whatever they want, I feel a little left out when it comes to the university celebrating things that I am affiliated with. Not once in the four years I have attended the U has there been an “It’s OK to be a Heterosexual Week” or “Being a White Male is Perfectly Natural Week.”

During the heterosexual week, we could have prominent members of the community come on campus and tell the men it is OK to like women and the women it is OK to like men. We could invite religious leaders to come and tell us how heterosexuality is the way of the Bible. Later that same week we could invite a Darwinist on campus to praise the heterosexuals, because without us, the species would have died in Gomorrah.

Again, I have no problem with what people do with their lives as long as it doesn’t involve me. But I think that ASUU and the university need to think about all of the students enrolled, not just the few. It seems to me that while the voice of the people is supposed to be considered in a democracy, at the U it is the voice of a few of the people that gets heard. To be heard at this university you need to be a Democrat who wants to drain Lake Powell while saving our canyons (driving SUVs no less), legalizing pot, stopping the war with Iraq and doing all of this in a rainbow shirt.

Diversity is great, but maybe we should let everyone have a week on the soapbox.

Travis Hopkins

Senior, Marketing