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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:36 pm

As I said elsewhere.

"Political correctness" is not just enforcing ideological orthodoxy. It is deliberately cultivating emotional instability.

When one speaks of "left wing crazies" these days, it is not just a question of this or that policy position being "crazy", nor of "crazy" levels of enthusiasm. That's as it always was and can apply as much to right wingers or any other ideology.

In the case of current left wingers, actual clinical insanity is a mark of loyalty to the cause. Or the simulation of same. Fake it till you make it.
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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:22 pm

Interesting Popehat piece on how we got to the state of affairs we are at.

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Doctor X » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:54 pm

So good reading it a second time!

TRIGGER!

Now to start a thread in Boss Kean's Ditch demanding Personal Viewing Pleasure be respected and enabled!

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:21 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:Interesting Popehat piece on how we got to the state of affairs we are at.

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National Review links to Popehat.

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/432537/print
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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:41 pm

Harry Potter and the Pointless Outrage
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Synopsis: Cultural appropriation from the Injuns.
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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Ben Trovado » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:39 pm

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... story.html
Students at Western Washington University have reached a turning point in their campus’s hxstory. (For one thing, they’re now spelling it with an X—more on that later.) Activists are demanding the creation of a new college dedicated to social justice activism, a student committee to police offensive speech, and culturally segregated living arrangements at the school, which is in Bellingham, up in the very northwest corner of the state.

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WWU’s student-activist community—the frightening-sounding Assembly for Power and Liberation . . . "
That's it. We are done as a country. America is history. Sorry, "hxstory."

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:38 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Harry Potter and the Pointless Outrage
Reason

Synopsis: Cultural appropriation from the Injuns.
Isn't it kind of telling that she refuses to explain how or why it is harmful? I'm sure there's lots of genuinely harmful things in American history that Native Americans have legitimate reasons to be angry about, but it would seem to me that J.K. Rowling's "cultural appropriation" is the least of them.

My favorite part:
I had a long phone call with one of my friends/mentors today, who is Navajo, asking her about the concepts Rowling is drawing upon here, and discussing how to best talk about this in a culturally appropriate way that can help you (the reader, and maybe Rowling) understand the depths to the harm this causes, while not crossing boundaries and taboos of culture. What did I decide? That you don’t need to know. It’s not for you to know. I am performing a refusal.
M'kay . . . Sounds like you couldn't think of any argument to make that isn't risible on its face, so instead you just gave up and said, "It's not my job to educate you, whitey. I'm not going to enact that labor".

Imagine if white people complained about "cultural appropriation" because, say, there are black ballet dancers? How stupid and racist would that be? And note that in the past the complaint was about "eurocentrism". Now if white people try to be more inclusive of other cultural ideas, it's "cultural appropriation". Either way, you are being racist. Racist if you ignore other cultures, racist if you don't.
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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Witness » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:18 am

After Texas, PC Georgia style:
HB 859 allows for anyone 21 years or older with a weapon license, to carry a concealed gun in a classroom, cafeteria, or library of any public technical school, vocational school, college, or university. Private schools are not covered by this bill.

Exemptions are dormitories, fraternities, sorority houses, and athletic events. An exception to the exemption is a person can carry a concealed weapon to a concert on campus.

It allows students to carry weapons into a classroom with no instructions or supervision, and the bill does not require any training on how to safely use a gun.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:01 am

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:35 pm

Heard about the Emory university Trump 2016 meltdown yet?

It's been all over the 'net. Not just the usual screamers, either.

C'mon you must've heard, even if no one here posted anything yet.

I'll be man enough to admit I bought it too, however ...

http://www.snopes.com/emory-students-trump-graffiti/

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:47 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... nd-up.html
A student was almost kicked out of a meeting after she violated a 'safe space' by raising her arm at Edinburgh University.

Imogen Wilson wanted to make a point at Thursday's student council session when she was told off by officials.

The vice-president for academic affairs at the university's Student Association was accused of failing disabled students by not responding to an open letter.

She immediately raised her arm to disagree but was made the subject of a 'ludicrous' complaint and told not to make the gesture again.

Imogen was also warned for shaking her head during the meeting as it again breached the 'safe space' which is part of the university's Student Association rules.

She told The Huffington Post: '...I raised my arms in disagreement, as we had contacted the writers of the letter and tried hard to organise a meeting. It was for that reason that a safe space complaint was made.'

Student Association policy says that council members should be respectful and considerate.

Section 6c of the safe space policy is defined as: 'Refraining from hand gestures which denote disagreement or in any other way indicating disagreement with a point or points being made. Disagreements should only be evident through the normal course of debate.'
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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Doctor X » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:59 am

A "normal course of debate" where no disagreement maybe indicated.

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:29 pm

I won’t be referred to as ‘non-male’ by the Green Party while women still suffer prejudice because of our female bodies
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Synopsis: The Green Party tried too hard to be correct, and so failed.
Last week on Twitter, a representative for the Green Party gave a shout-out for the Young Greens Women Twitter account, directing “non-male” members to give them a follow.

I – along with many others – objected to this phrasing, on the grounds that women exist in their own right, not in relation to men. Referring to women as “non-male,” positions men as the defining group, and women as “other.” It’s like saying that men are Coca Cola and women are the supermarket budget brand – or men are filet steak and women are a bargain bag of offal.

When I flagged the phrasing, I received some well-meaning responses, telling me what it “probably meant.”

“Maybe they were trying to be non-binary,” suggested one. Another proposed that: “Maybe they were trying to take gender fluidity into account – non-males might be a wider group than just women.”

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Re: The campus political correctness thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:35 pm

I don't know if they were trying to be sensitive or politically correct. Probably just a lame attempt at humor. Someone wasn't in a humorous mood I guess. Either way, the offense taken is pretty silly. Oh, I suppose it could have been some kind of political correctness. There are people today who like to identify themselves as neither male nor female, so maybe that's what they meant. If you say women, that excludes those people. (Oh, the horror!)
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Re: The campus political correctness thread

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