Yesterday pro-life students part of the Youth Protecting Youth club faced theft and vandalism. Simply for having a table. In a university. On Clubs’ Day. To share a perspective. About a controversial social and political issue.
On September 10th, two women rushed a pro-life club table at the University of Victoria, snatching the fetal models on display and dumping used cat litter all over the table. Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) was participating in the university’s Clubs Days event and had a recruitment table to sign up new members and engage with other students on the pro-life issues.
Although the fetal models were recovered, club members arrived back this morning to find that the vandals had broken into the closed clubs room and that more filthy litter had been dumped on the table and the fetal models – valued at several hundred dollars – had been stolen.
This is just ridiculous. The students who engaged in this destructive behaviour should be ashamed of themselves. If they’re incapable of engaging in rational, reasonable debate on an issue that I’m gathering they feel strongly about, they should take up a hobby and focus their energies elsewhere. Heck, they could spend more time quietly snuggling their cats.
Each year I read about this kind of stupidity and each year I’m stunned. These students are young adults. Young ADULTS. Forget it. Let’s drop the “young.” These students are ADULTS. And their response to a perspective they disagree with is…kitty poop.
I can’t believe I just wrote that last sentence. I’m going to bed. No, first I’m going to go vent about this to my husband. Then I’m going to try and sleep.
Cat poop, people. Cat poop.by