Posted on November 18, 2022

Gettysburg College Postpones ‘Tired of White Cis Men?’ Event Amid Backlash

Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, November 14, 2022

Gettysburg College postponed an event for people who are “tired of white cis men” amid widespread backlash.

The event was originally scheduled for Nov. 12, according to fliers of the event posted online. It would have been hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center as part of a senior Peace and Justice project.

Attendees were encouraged to “Come paint & write about” their frustrations with white “comfortable in skin” men. Pictures of the fliers quickly went viral on social media , however, with many accusing the college of harboring racism. The event did not go forward, Fox News reported .

In a statement sent to the Washington Examiner, a spokeswoman for Gettysburg College said the project was not endorsed by the school.


“As a White, cis male, the fact that basically people are being allowed to discriminate based on sexuality and race is not something that was ever in Gettysburg that was taught to me,” a Gettysburg alumnus said. {snip}

He added that Gettysburg “thought they were going to get away with it” until “it got shared on to an Instagram thing with 2 million people,” saying the event was only postponed due to fear of financial consequences from donors.