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University of Michigan Students ‘Intimidated’ by ‘Masculine’ Wood Paneling in Academic Buildings
05-19-2017, 10:05 AM #1
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Quote:Students at the prestigious University of Michigan are claiming to be “intimidated” by the “masculine” wood paneling on the walls of academic buildings on campus.

Anna Wibbelman, former president of Building a Better Michigan, stated at a student government meeting that “minority students felt marginalized by quiet, imposing masculine paneling” of several academic buildings around campus.

The primary building in question, the Michigan Union building, is a historical building on campus and serves as one of the most recognizable landmarks of the university.

Although the building is set to undergo a pricey $85.2 million renovation, the wood paneling is here to stay, to the dismay of minority students who finds it presence to be “intimidating.”

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05-19-2017, 10:23 AM #2
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05-19-2017, 10:35 AM #3
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Just shoot me.
05-19-2017, 10:56 AM #4
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(05-19-2017, 10:35 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Just shoot me.

Better yet, just shoot them.

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05-19-2017, 11:46 AM #5
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05-19-2017, 12:36 PM #6
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What becomes of the world when these POS snowflakes take over the reigns?
05-19-2017, 02:43 PM #7
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(05-19-2017, 12:36 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  What becomes of the world when these POS snowflakes take over the reigns?

take over?
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05-19-2017, 02:46 PM #8
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(05-19-2017, 12:36 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  What becomes of the world when these POS snowflakes take over the reigns?

As if. They are doing the bidding of Soros, his Obama clones will be their future leaders. They are the ones behind the attacks on Trump.
05-19-2017, 03:07 PM #9
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(05-19-2017, 02:43 PM)eclipsed Wrote:  
(05-19-2017, 12:36 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  What becomes of the world when these POS snowflakes take over the reigns?

take over?
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05-19-2017, 04:05 PM #10
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i know, its pretty bad.

lack of common sense..

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05-19-2017, 04:12 PM #11
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05-19-2017, 04:14 PM #12
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those are just two of the pics i found of the buildings interior.
apparently the whole building is like this.

i do not feel sorry for those who are offended by this innocent wood.
05-19-2017, 04:39 PM #13
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Quote:Anna Wibbelman, former president of Building a Better Michigan, stated at a student government meeting that “minority students felt marginalized by quiet, imposing masculine paneling” of several academic buildings around campus.

I wonder who these 'minority' students are, or what country they are from...odd. But we don't have much information to go on to figure out why they have a problem with this paneling.

Actually, being able to afford this type of paneling would have been considered a status symbol back in the olden days, they there was an era which followed where all this type of paneling would have been painted white for a more modern look.

Also interesting is that some parts of the university were designed specifically for men and other parts for women. I think the paneled sections were designed specifically for men, so, yes, they were genderfied (new word I made up, perhaps).

"The Union and the League were as central to the student experience then as Michigan Stadium is today," Bartlett said. "By knowing that these buildings were designed by the same architects, one can look more closely at their similarities and their differences. By knowing that women were not allowed to enter the front of the Union until 1956, one can ask larger questions of inclusion and exclusion."

http://www.ns.umich.edu/new/event-announ...and-league
05-19-2017, 06:13 PM #14
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Wood is wood. I can't see it as a gender thing unless you paint it blue or pink. chuckle.gif I just have a difficult time attaching a gender to inanimate objects and materials. dunno.gif

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05-19-2017, 06:14 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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We can think that way now, in our times, but back then it was considered masculine. I happen to love wood and would panel my whole house with that if I could afford it.



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