When it rains, it pours. Political correctness has reached a level beyond belief these past few years.
You can’t swing a cat without hitting a victim.
And, as it comes as no real surprise, the vast majority seem to be collectively holed up in our colleges and universities.
When a student walks onto a college campus, all reality is suspended, and they enter a world that would be unrecognizable on the other side of the street.
America stands helpless in the hall as the classroom door closes and the “victimology” begins.
Psychological therapy is a serious business for those who need it, and I would be the last to belittle that science.
However, I’m not the one belittling it. It might be your college kid.
You might want to avoid Framingham State University in Massachusetts if you’re easily offended.
It seems a student at that bastion of higher learning attached a confederate flag sticker to a laptop.
A student was so upset seeing this horrific symbol of racism and cruelty that the University offered the student therapy.
Was this an isolated incident? Oh no.
Not one, but two “bias reports” were presented to — (wait for it) — the University’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer” regarding the distressing incident.
This person must have a thankless job.
The depression and despair they must see on innocent children’s faces daily must be untenable.
I wonder what the uniform looks like.
Cultural Appropriation of Yoga?
Sixty students at Ottawa University can no longer attend free yoga classes.
Why, you ask?
There is a fear, by a small number of students, that the teachings of yoga are seen as a form of (wait for it) — “cultural appropriation.”
Two words I doubt most complainants could spell.
The complaint from the Centre for Students with Disabilities makes the case that while yoga is beneficial and healthy, cultural issues are at play.
What cultural issues?
It all boils down to which cultures the yoga practices “are being taken from.”
Some cultures where yoga originated “have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy.”
Oh well, now it makes perfect sense.
By all means, cancel those classes and chastise the students for their ignorance.
Do We Need Safe Zones?
Infantized students at many universities demand “safe spaces or zones” where speech that could hurt anyone’s feelings would be strictly forbidden.
Moving on to Brown University, where the student Sexual Assault Task Force was holding a debate where the term “rape culture” was going to be used by a Libertarian debate member.
We can’t have that; after student pressure, the University decided to put on an opposing debate and provide “research and facts” about the role of culture in sexual assault.
The University created a safe space for students upset by the debate.
And what do you suppose was in the safe spaces?
The safe spaces included cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets, and (wait for it) a video of puppies.
Over one trillion dollars in student loans currently.
Here’s where the money goes, mom and dad.
I’d invest in a company that makes puppy videos rather than a college for your snowflake kids.
Racist Insensitive Food?
Oberlin College cafeteria tries to serve a diverse menu. But that’s not good enough.
The students regard foods like sushi and bánh mì as culturally insensitive.
An article in the Oberlin Review clears things up.
Columnist Tomoyo Joshi writes, “When you’re cooking a country’s dish for other people, including ones who have never tried the original dish before, you’re also representing the meaning of the dish as well as its culture … So, if people not from that heritage take food, modify it, and serve it as ‘authentic,’ it is (wait for it) appropriative.”
There’s that word again. “Appropriative” is “Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.”
Trying to find a recipe for an authentic “Hamburger Helper.”
Some Final Thoughts on Seeing Everything
I think that’s enough for today. My head’s starting to hurt.
Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure there are no safe zones in the real world.
You’re going to get your feelings hurt. People will treat you unfairly and unjustly.
Putting it off until you find yourself out there, unable to face things that make you uncomfortable, will undo all the classroom learning and puppy videos you will ever watch.
Here’s a tip — GROW UP.
Expose yourself to the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Take a yoga class, go to debates on all topics, eat the stupid, insensitive cafeteria food, and put a sticker on your laptop.
If it offends someone, you just might be doing them a favor by helping them grow.
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