For some obscure reason I get emails from the Oxford Union, a body which is fiercely proud of itself, yet won’t give a platform to anti-feminist speakers – in much the same way that Claire Fox’s Institute of Ideas won’t. Part of an email I’ve just received:
APPLICATIONS STILL OPEN FOR LGBTQIA+ OFFICER
Being a part of the Oxford Union appointed committee can be a very rewarding experience, with great opportunities to organise some fantastic events. Opportunities are still available, in particular with the LGBTQIA+ Officer position, which will have responsibility for representing the needs of LGBTQIA+ members and the wider LGBTQIA+ community within the Society.
In order to apply, please send a written application of no more than 200 words which details the experience you have and what changes you would hope to make, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Now I get that LGBT is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual. I believe Q is queer, and the distinction between Q and LG is surely of interest only to people obsessed with furthering themselves in the Oppression Olympics. But ‘IA+’? Irish, arthritic? This is starting to get a little silly…