(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Following his decision to cancel a drag show that was set to take place on campus, West Texas A&M University’s (WT) president has been denounced by the faculty with a vote of no confidence.
In a letter to students, WT President Walter Wendler claimed that drag acts “stereotype women in cartoon-like extremes for the amusement of others and discriminate against womanhood.”
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According to a report by the Texas Tribune, faculty are strongly opposed to WT President Walter Wendler, with 179 voting against him and 82 voting in favor of the vote of no confidence after the Faculty Senate’s president, Ashley Pinkham, announced the results of a campus-wide ballot this week.
The vote, albeit not legally enforceable, illustrates how most WT faculty feel about occasions where men masquerade as women.
Last month, Wendler described drag shows as a practice that denigrates and weakens women and compared men who participate in drag performances to those who wear “blackface.”
“Even if told that the performance is a form of free speech or is meant to be humorous, I would not accept ‘blackface’ performances on our campus. It is untrue. I oppose any production, act, or work of art that disparages others – in this case, women — for any reason,” Wendler declared.
“Drag shows “stereotype women in cartoon-like extremes for the amusement of others and discriminate against womanhood,” Wendler wrote in a letter to the campus community, adding that allowing them would be considered workplace discrimination because they make fun of women.
Wendler was recently denounced in a resolution that claimed he had a history of using “divisive, misogynistic, homophobic, and non-inclusive rhetoric that stands in stark contrast with the Core Values of the university.”
Faculty members also charged the university president with misusing his authority by directing the institution according to his religious beliefs.
The resolution also criticizes Wendler for advising kids to forego attending a four-year university right after high school in favor of a community college to save money.
“As more and more guys insist on performing in front of kids while dressed in women’s clothing, drag-related difficulties have become a severe issue in the United States.”
While this happens, some states pass anti-grooming laws to combat drag shows.
Drag shows in public or in front of children are now illegal in Tennessee, according to a law that Governor Bill Lee (R) signed last month.
State Representative Chris Todd, a Republican from Madison County, proposed the proposal and referred to it as “a common sense child safety bill.”
Do you believe there should be a law setting age limits to attend drag shows?
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