(May 9) The Campus: "Open your mind, Mr. Upham"

Description

This op/ed is a direct response to David Upham's second article written two weeks prior in the April 25 issue of The Campus. Spangler begins by pointing out that expression of opinions cannot be called out to someone from dorm windows or passing cars, this is hate speech. Next, she notes that there is a "rich and diverse" culture of homosexuality and that those who identify as homosexuals are unique individuals just as straight people are. Spangler also points out that although Mr. Upham discusses a Winter Term Psychology course on homosexuality to buttress his argument, he is wrong about the subject of the course, and would perhaps be more informed if he had actually taken it. Furthermore, although Mr. Upham claims to want to engage in meaningful classroom dialogue, he has never once engaged in conversation with multiple members of the MGLBA (including Spangler) who sit next to him in class three days a week. Looking at Mr. Upham's sources, Spangler comments that the existence of certain sources are questionable and that the ones that could be found were often taken out of context by Upham. Finally, Spangler tells Mr. Upham that she too is catholic and would be willing to engage in open discussion with him any time, promising not to oppress him for his ignorance. Here is the article from The Campus' archives, as well as photos of the article as it was originally printed.

Creator

M. Carrington Spangler (Member of MGLBA)

Date

May 9, 1991

Files

May 9, 1991, Pg. 27 (Upham_FS 2 and 3).pdf
The Campus - %22Open your mind, Mr. Upham%22  .pdf

Citation

M. Carrington Spangler (Member of MGLBA), “(May 9) The Campus: "Open your mind, Mr. Upham",” Archives of Dissent, accessed August 7, 2022, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/archives_of_dissent/items/show/189.

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