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The Phi Kappa Literary Society is a debate society at the University of Georgia. We meet every academic Thursday at Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus at 7 p.m.

All with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and oratory are welcome.

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Monday
Oct252010

Phi Kappa Week

Read below for a rundown of all the great PK event coming up this week.

October 25th @ 8PM

Spooky Recitations on North Campus

October 27th @ 8PM

B.Y.O.P. Pumpkin Carving Outside of Phi Kappa Hall

October 28th @ 7PM

Ghost Story Competition and “Jesus is a Zombie” Debate in Phi Kappa Hall

November 1st @ 8PM

Declamations on Myers Quad

Saturday
Oct162010

Unisex Bathrooms

So, this week’s debate is all about Unisex Bathrooms. So, I present to you a lovely rant about them from Sister Lichtenstein’s Tumblr for inspiration.

I’ve been looking at some forums today about unisex bathrooms because this week at Phi Kappa (debate society that I’m in), I’m presenting the resolution “All bathrooms at UGA should be unisex.”

And may I say, people are so fucking dumb! This guy raises a question about gender roles and bathrooms, and granted, he doesn’t seem like a genius either (he keeps spelling ‘separately’ like ‘seperately’— so annoying), but some of the responses are just entirely fucking missing the point.

My personal favorite is :

‘It has nothing to do with “arbitrary gender roles” It’s the fact that men are men and women are women. I’d feel uncomfortable peeing with a guy in the stall next to me.’

Wow. Way to fucking define an arbitrary gender role.

Of course, there are legitimate concerns because people in this country are fucked up and I am sure there are many a craigslist personals user with fetishes about ladies peeing. But that’s kind of the point— we should be able to do this without having to worry about that kind of stuff. It’s not a solution, it’s drawing attention to a symptom of a gender binary that oversimplifies, makes many people unhappy, and ultimately feeds this weird Victorian notion of sex— that it should be repressed— which ends up sexualizing things like a room full of toilets where people do their business.

DONE.

Cheers!

Brother Schwegler

Sunday
Oct102010

Upcoming Meetings

The next two months are packed with Phi Kappa goodness. Below is the list of Thursday night goodness. 

October 14: Intersociety Meeting.
October 21: BIHR, The University of Georgia should make all bathrooms on campus unisex. 
October 28: Halloween Meeting. Ghost stories, and BIHR, Jesus is a zombie
November 4: Intrasociety Debate. PK Bad Poetry Competition.
November 11: BIHR, English ought to be adopted as the official language of the United States.
November 18: BIHR, Non-addictive drugs ought to be legalized in the United States. 

Thursday
Sep092010

Oil Spills and Responsibility

 

That’s tonight’s resolution. It’s going to be a grand affair with a special guest alumna presenter.

 

Sunday
Aug292010

The Social Security Tax Should Be Abolished

Join us at the Phi Kappa Literary Society this Thursday, and debate the merits of the Social Security system with us. And, remember to come early for some snacks and chats. 

BIHR: The Social Security Income Tax should be abolished.

Presented by Brother Jason Orlosky
Negated by Sister Ruthie Lichtenstein

As always, there will be creative writings and a fun second debate following our main program.

Definitions:

Please find the definitions below for Thursday’s debate on social Security:

BIHR: The Social Security Income Tax should be abolished.

- For the purposes of this debate, we will be discussing the abolishment of the social security income tax only, not any other social programs like Medicare or Welfare.

- When referring to the Social Security Income Tax, I am referring to the social security program of the United States only.

- By abolished, I mean that the tax will be removed from all citizens’ paychecks. Note that this removal can be a gradual reduction of the tax over several years.