Friday, August 26, 2011

Gay Like Me, cont.

As anyone with a half a brain could see coming, sexual orientation has moved from "suspect class" to "privileged class".

It seems Elmhurst College will break new ground by being the first-in-the-nation school to ask future applicants to reveal their sexual orientation.  It's all about diversity and equality, you know?  (By the way, stop and think about the incoherence of that notion for just one moment.)

Anyway, for the time being at least, answering the question is optional.  But, as I've argued before, I think every prospective student should eagerly mark the form and do so with any available option other than "heterosexual".  No doubt the school's admissions department will become suspicious when on every application received, the applicant identifies him or herself as either lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered. 

But if the school investigates and protests that, in a particular case, there is no evidence of homosexuality, the all-too-easy response is, "Well, I'm repressed."

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