The student senate at Ohio University could look more like the parliament in a country coming out of deep ethnic and gender strife, under resolutions that would add new slots for senators from certain communities – notably, “women’s affairs.”
The Post reports that the senate is prepping for spring elections:
As decided by conversation at last week’s meeting, Minority Affairs, International Affairs, LGBTQ and Women’s Affairs commissions will all receive additional senators to better represent their populations on campus, if their respective resolutions are passed.
Minority Affairs, International Affairs and LGBTQ commissions could gain two senators, while Women’s Affairs could gain four, said Caitlyn McDaniel, senate’s vice president.
Each of these commissions could have four voting spots, if approved by the body. The Women’s Affairs commission could have six.
In other words, “women’s affairs” would have three times the representation it currently has. It’s not obvious there’s any parallel commission for “men’s affairs” on the sadly uninformative senate website.
Not just any women, though, McDaniel says:
“We have a lot of women, and we’ve also decided to mandate that in the [women's commission] 3 of those positions be held by women from minority groups, whether they be women of color, women with disabilities or differing abilities, or women from LGBTQ community.”
Let me suggest they allow for another minority group within the women’s commission: women who object to current feminist obsessions in academia.
IMAGE: League of Women Voters/Flickr