Students at Yale are holding a hunger strike to protest what they see as unfair treatment by the university. Their protest is being mocked and trolled by Yale Republicans in a hilarious way.
A group graduate students are starving themselves, demanding that university administrators give them better union benefits. Imagine that – spoiled millennials throwing a hissy fit to get more freebies.
In response, Yale Republicans are holding a barbecue next to their protest. You read that right – evil conservatives are torturing these neglected SJWs with the smells of smoked meats. Seriously, the only thing that could make this better is if Ted Nugent were there making a brisket.
First, here are the starving protesters. While they are protesting for more free benefits, they fail to mention what benefits they do get. As graduate students with some teaching duties, they earn $30,000 a year, get free healthcare, and get their $40,000 tuition to Yale for FREE. I think most of us would like any one of those guaranteed.
And just nearby, here are the college Republicans holding their barbecue, much to the delight of passing students.
When word of the barbecue spread, liberals were, of course, triggered. Emma Roller of Fusion tweeted “What an unnecessarily cruel thing to do.” Eve Peyser, a political reporter at Vice, was equally disturbed by all the meat. “This is so gross I wanna die why are people so fucking cruel,” she tweeted.
Alex Griswold of the Washington Free Beacon reported on the protest, and revealed the shocking truth – the hunger strike is only symbolic! Protesters can leave to eat whenever they want!
A group of Yale University graduate students announced Tuesday evening that they would be undertaking a hunger strike to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits. The strike is taking place in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home.
“Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait … until we give up and go away,” the eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 announced. “We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating.”
Yale doctoral students currently earn a stipend $30,000 a year, receive free health care, and have their $40,000 tuition paid in full, according to Yale News. The university administration said in a statement that they understood the students concerns, but “strongly [urge] that students not put their health at risk or encourage others to do so.”
As it turns out, the hunger strike might not put anyone’s health in peril. According to a pamphlet posted on Twitter by a former Yale student, the hunger strike is “symbolic” and protesters can leave and get food when they can no longer go on.
No word yet if the protesters have taken breaks at the GOP barbecue.
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