When the story of a Thompson Rivers University student’s photo of a burka wearing woman holding up a bra being ripped off an arts department wall first came out, I thought it was some fanatical support-type staffer who had done it, never imagining who the real culprit was.
Turns out it was done by a faculty member:
Graham made the discovery last Friday after overhearing some students discussing the removal of “an offensive poster.”
The 24-year-old discovered the work in question was hers, and that the culprit had left a business card. It was a woman on faculty as an international adviser, said Graham.
“She had taken it to her office and held it hostage. She didn’t want to return it unless I agreed not to hang it up again.” (see here)
Who knew that taxpayers’ money was being used by this university to have a wandering censor on staff looking for things that ‘offend’ Muslims? How many other BC post secondary institutions are also allowing this in the name of “diversity”?
And check out this quote:
Christopher Seguin, vice-president of advancement at the university said the institution fully stands behind the work and the incident in no way reflects the views of the university.
“It was an individual acting on their own motivations. When we found out [they] had taken the piece of artwork down, we spoke to [them] and [they] made a commitment to replace it,” said Seguin.
An “individual” is a “they”?
How many Saudi censors does this university employ exactly and why do any of them still have their jobs including those that shield them?
Update: Saudi government-funded group wants student artist to “clarify” her photo (see here)