Open House: Open Discussion

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There has always been a lot of conversation surrounding Open House and whether or not it is, or even can be, a space for everyone in the endless acronym (GLBTTQQIFAGPBDSM…). Well, now we want to be a part of it. Open House wants to be a space that fosters community, not divides it, and obviously we need your help in figuring out how to do that. So, if you’ve ever felt like Open House does/doesn’t belong to you or is/isn’t a space for you, come join us for a discussion so we can figure some stuff out (or at least understand it).

We’ll be in Woodhead from 5:30-7, but if you can only make it for part of that time please still drop by.

P.S. There will be food.

Date: TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 14th
Time: 5:30 – 7 pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Why: Discussion and free food (Haveli’s!)

16 thoughts on “Open House: Open Discussion

  1. #3

    @ #5

    Hey, i’m sorry for coming across like that. I think you’re right that at some point everyone needs to be involved in discussions about equality. i got upset only because that’s not what this conversation says it’s about. it’s about working to make a space that is meant for queers, safer/open for all queers. and that really has nothing to do with you.

    @#6
    thank you.

  2. #3

    @ #5

    Hey, i’m sorry for coming across like that. I think you’re right that at some point everyone needs to be involved in discussions about equality. i got upset only because that’s not what this conversation says it’s about. it’s about working to make a space that is meant for queers, safer/open for all queers. and that really has nothing to do with you.

    @#6
    thank you.

  3. anonymous

    I am not accusing anyone of anything, but I would like to say that it’s really, really obnoxious when non-oppressed people complain about how oppressed people don’t include them. The former group does not have a _right_ to be included. In fact, the former group often does _not_ include the latter.

    If someone wants to be an ally, that’s great. First do some reading on why _you_ have to do the work to become one, and why you shouldn’t expect us to welcome and/or cater to you.

  4. anonymous

    I am not accusing anyone of anything, but I would like to say that it’s really, really obnoxious when non-oppressed people complain about how oppressed people don’t include them. The former group does not have a _right_ to be included. In fact, the former group often does _not_ include the latter.

    If someone wants to be an ally, that’s great. First do some reading on why _you_ have to do the work to become one, and why you shouldn’t expect us to welcome and/or cater to you.

  5. anon

    @3

    First,
    white people do complain when the discourse about racial equality is hidden. in a discussion of racial equality, its important to hear from both sides. It is frustrating that students of color don’t include caucasian students in their discussions.

    Second,
    straight people are an inherent part of the discourse on queer equality. as a straight male, I think its a bit ridiculous to not include straights in the discussion…

  6. anon

    @3

    First,
    white people do complain when the discourse about racial equality is hidden. in a discussion of racial equality, its important to hear from both sides. It is frustrating that students of color don’t include caucasian students in their discussions.

    Second,
    straight people are an inherent part of the discourse on queer equality. as a straight male, I think its a bit ridiculous to not include straights in the discussion…

  7. anon

    look. the ellipse leaves room for things to be added, for it really to be endless. but also, why is it that queer spaces are EXPECTED to cater towards non-queer people? I don’t see white people complaining about feeling like student of color spaces don’t work to include them.

  8. anon

    look. the ellipse leaves room for things to be added, for it really to be endless. but also, why is it that queer spaces are EXPECTED to cater towards non-queer people? I don’t see white people complaining about feeling like student of color spaces don’t work to include them.

  9. HI

    dear open house: my qualms are social anxiety related and not queer related. seriously, stop worrying about it.

  10. HI

    dear open house: my qualms are social anxiety related and not queer related. seriously, stop worrying about it.

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