Thursday, September 29, 2005

Aussie Uni Appoints Heterosexuality Officer

I must say the University of New England, logically enough situated in New South Wales, sounds an entertaining place.

While many of Australia's 38 universities have a queer officer to represent gay students, Dave Allen, 22, is the only heterosexuality officer in the country.

Last night, as he loaded his Holden ute for a night of roo-shooting near his home town of Narrabri, Mr Allen said he did not give "a rat's arse" about homosexuals as long as they were not being given special treatment.

"It doesn't matter whether you're straight, gay, black, white or brindle, but when it starts getting 'Oh, we need a space for us to hang out', it's crap; just come down the pub and have a few beers with us," he said.

He had not seen or heard of any harassment of gays at UNE that would necessitate a queer safe space.

"I'm a country redneck bloke and I seem to mix all right with city people without having to find my own little country space," Mr Allen said.

Dangly-cork hat-tip - iFeminists newsfeed.

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