Every Wednesday, one of the dining rooms at my school's campus sells Chik-fil-a's. A while ago, it was blown up in the press that an independent franchise in another state donated food to a homophobic organization. There was a vocal protest that it meant Chik-fil-a was homophobic, too, so they demanded they be removed from the campus because it was perpetuating hate. Then there was a counter protest, and they got the c-f-a back on Wednesdays. Now the anti-c-f-a group is staging another "huge" protest in a few days. If you were back in college, is this where you would focus your civil rights angst?
Maybe I'm biased because they put the new set of signs up while I was watching a guest lecturer speak about PTSD and the alarming rate of suicide and violent crime among returning vets, along with their inability to get VA help for it. After that, the "evil chik-fil-a" theme seemed awfully petty and juvenile to me. Is there something there I'm missing? Are civil rights being trampled because people can buy c-f-a once a week on campus instead of driving a half hour after class? Then again, maybe I'm just biased because the "sponsors" include the student feminists and the student labor movement.
Is this important enough that instead of choosing not to buy it, they should insist on not letting anyone else buy it either?
Answer by SuperChicken at 6:48 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 7:48 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
so funny- who better to answer a chicken question than SuperChicken. I love it!! When I was in college I must have been busy studying because I really do not recall anything like this going on anywhere, and I went to 3 different colleges in my lifetime. Anywhoo...seems stupid probably because it is. Too many people with too much time on their hands, surely if they were at Yale- instead of this ridiculousness- sex and sexual harassment would have filled the void, and Chick File A would have been left to sell their wares to those who were not boycotting, or simply put free to choose what they want to buy.
Answer by jewjewbee at 7:57 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:01 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 8:16 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Seems pretty petty, but then again so do many young adults (not all). I don't recall ever wanting to limit another person's choice because of my own beliefs, but that could just be the Alzheimer's.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:21 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by sopranomommy at 8:51 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by SuperChicken at 8:56 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by meooma at 9:38 AM on Apr. 6, 2011