Comments for The Cord https://thecord.ca The tie that binds Wilfrid Laurier University since 1926 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 22:46:45 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Boredom attracts interest by Boredom attracts interest – Boredom Lab https://thecord.ca/boredom-attracts-interest/#comment-2106 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 22:46:45 +0000 http://www.thecord.ca/?p=11316#comment-2106 […] 11, 2012: Boredom attracts interest. The Cord. [Wilfrid Laurier Student News […]

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Comment on Boredom attracts interest by October 11, 2012: Boredom attracts interest – Boredom Lab https://thecord.ca/boredom-attracts-interest/#comment-2105 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 18:19:01 +0000 http://www.thecord.ca/?p=11316#comment-2105 […] 11, 2012: Boredom attracts interest. The Cord. [Wilfrid Laurier Student News […]

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Comment on Self-care is becoming too oversimplified by Killer Marmot https://thecord.ca/self-care-is-becoming-too-oversimplified/#comment-2101 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:34:10 +0000 https://thecord.ca/?p=46170#comment-2101 “Too oversimplified”?

I think “oversimplified” will do fine on its own.

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Comment on Editors note: reserving judgement by Tony https://thecord.ca/editors-note-reserving-judgement/#comment-2100 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:50:53 +0000 https://thecord.ca/?p=46283#comment-2100 If your “opinions aren’t subject to change,” then what are you doing at a university?

Can we learn more from those we agree with, or those we disagree with?

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Comment on Editors note: reserving judgement by Matt Hillier https://thecord.ca/editors-note-reserving-judgement/#comment-2099 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:28:24 +0000 https://thecord.ca/?p=46283#comment-2099 ‘Withheld for the sake of anonymity’ says above, “By my estimation, it’s only a matter of time before the book burning begins.”

And as noted on the homepage, issues of The Cord were torn up all around campus. So it looks like the future book burners are off to a good start.

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Comment on Editors note: reserving judgement by Killer Marmot https://thecord.ca/editors-note-reserving-judgement/#comment-2098 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:33:45 +0000 https://thecord.ca/?p=46283#comment-2098 Universities are where adults come to get educated. It’s not a day-care centre, a giant therapy session for the emotionally traumatized, nor a political indoctrination camp.

So why are you infantilizing transgenders? Are they so delicate that they’ll melt into a puddle because a few students listened to a debate over transgender pronouns?

Let’s show some respect. In particular, let’s assume that everyone on campus is an adult who can handle contentious views. And for those who can’t, might I suggest they came to the wrong place.

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Comment on Keeping up with a Dungeons & Dragons Master by Zackery Roos https://thecord.ca/keeping-up-with-a-dungeons-dragons-master/#comment-2097 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:48:05 +0000 https://thecord.ca/?p=46102#comment-2097 Wonderful article, from a wonderful author Sarah Spragg! Thank you for interviewing me and keep up with the great articles!!

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Comment on Editors note: reserving judgement by David https://thecord.ca/editors-note-reserving-judgement/#comment-2096 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:03:03 +0000 https://thecord.ca/?p=46283#comment-2096 “With that being said, given the time to reflect, I am positively certain that my opinions aren’t subject to change.”

How can you be positively certain that your opinions won’t change when by your own admission the story is still unfolding and you don’t have all the facts?

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Comment on Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy by Boris https://thecord.ca/laurier-ta-lindsay-shepherd-makes-national-headlines-and-receives-formal-apology-from-president-maclatchy/#comment-2095 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:05:40 +0000 https://thecord.ca/?p=46264#comment-2095 I’m from Ukraine and already shared this in my blog for people who care about freedom of speech and SJW issues here

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Comment on Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy by Josh https://thecord.ca/laurier-ta-lindsay-shepherd-makes-national-headlines-and-receives-formal-apology-from-president-maclatchy/#comment-2094 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:01:24 +0000 https://thecord.ca/?p=46264#comment-2094 “Defend their humanity”? Neither side was ever arguing on the topic of trans people, let alone their “experience of gender”. We were arguing about whether or not forcing others to use specific WORDS was important and whether forcing someone to speak a certain way IN ANY CONTEXT was appropriate. It was never about human rights and it was never about “invalidating” trans people.

This is a classic example of the victim complex, where people take a topic irrelevant to them and make it about themselves.

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