Last week there was a rather ironic (well, I thought so) meeting on a college in Arizona to take up the formidable issue of apathy in regards to student elections. Three people showed up to listen and offer input. I wonder if that has anything to do with the difficult issues that college student governments deal with. Like this one:
Sports Commissioner Alex Wakeman ’06 asked the Senate for advice about an inner-tube water polo scoring system concern. Currently, female participants are awarded two points per goal and male participants are awarded one point per goal. One student was concerned about where transgendered students fit in this system. Wakeman understands the concern, but she is reluctant to change the scoring system because she feels it encourages more women to participate. DesRochers pointed out that the Senate needs to learn more about transgender issues because they do not have the vocabulary and background to provide the best solutions for these problems.I know it's only "fair" that girls get two points for doing what guys are awarded a single point for. But I suspect that if they take the easy route and award transgendered students one and a half points per goal, a whole busload of really competitive former men are going to suddenly be transgendered. And with that kind of a disadvantage, would women still participate?
Oh, the conundrums of college life. They don't pay student senators enough for the stress they must endure.
Hat tip: BOTW
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