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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Now the name "yacht club" is politically incorrect

Yachting banned by Pitzer College

Liberal Wiener Alert!
  • A student yacht club is banned as "classist" by Leftist wieners who no doubt haven't been on a boat, live in their mama's basement and have never been laid.

(Campus Reform)  -  At Pitzer College's weekly student Senate meeting this past Sunday, a proposed Yacht Club was turned down on the grounds that its name was offensive.
“Student Senate voted against this club instatement last night, as the majority of Senators found the name ‘Yacht Club’ to have a particularly offensive association with Yacht Clubs and a recreation known for being exclusive,” wrote Taylor Novick-Finder (PZ ’17), an Environmental Senator, in an email on Pitzer’s Student Talk thread.
The club requested $5,000 in funding to go towards renting boats and hiring instructors, though clubs do not have to receive the full amount requested from the Senate (or any money at all) if the Senate approves them. According to Senators, this was only the third club to be rejected by the Senate in the history of Pitzer College. The first two, the Hammock Club and the Cake Club, were denied because they were too similar to existing clubs already funded by Pitzer.
Judge Smails agrees that Yacht Clubs are exclusive

“We as a Student Senate have overreached our boundaries,” would-be Yacht Club president Jordan Fox (PZ ’16), who is also a member of the student Senate at Pitzer, stated in an interview with the Claremont Independent. “We should be looking for ways to fund clubs that promote a sense of community within the student body.”
Fox has never sailed before, and was hoping to start a club that teaches and promotes boating and sailing. “It’s frustrating that we don’t really have a precedent set as far as which clubs we’re willing to approve and which ones we aren’t. It’s almost like this is a satire at this point.”
“We were turned down just because of our name,” Fox said. “We have been trying to talk about the description of the club, but everyone is so focused on the name. We never had intentions of making this club offensive in any way. I certainly never would have thought this name could be considered classist.”
According to screen shots of a discussion on the Pitzer College Class of 2019 Facebook group obtained by the Claremont Independent, some students felt that the decision to reject the Yacht Club was justified, regardless of its name.
“It doesn’t matter what it is called, the club itself is a classist and inaccessible activity for people who are not wealthy,” wrote one Pitzer student. “Pitzer’s money would be going towards a luxurious classist, elitist yachting activity (alienating students on campus who are lower income) instead of going to support for example queer and trans people of color, disabled students, working class students, indigenous/Native American students, etc.”

You can bet that the liberal wieners on the student senate
were never invited to a party on a yacht.

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