Campus feminists at the University of Queensland in Australia are launching a civil war against other college social justice warriors. What’s their beef? Signs that urge students to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
But campus feminists say they promote the idea that thin is better than fat, and guilt students into making choices that might be healthy for their bodies but not for their psyches. Taking to her blog, one UQ campus feminist wailed, “Not only are these new signs annoyingly patronizing to everyone reading them, but they’re ableist and fat-shaming.”
Apparently, the signs make people who can’t make it up a flight of stairs rue their lot in life — as their disabilities or life choices make them less able to save the planet. The signs, she says, make it clear that the truly environmentally friendly view taking the elevator as a “luxury” and not a need, which discriminates against those who cannot climb stairs.
I love internecine prog wars. Moar, please!
By the way, a few years back, some then-regulars at this blog from Australia used to boast that feminism hadn’t made the kind of inroads into Australia that it had in elsewhere, and seemed to think that they were immune.
Well, incidences like this show how feminism is spreading there too; they aren’t immune, alas.