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The Oppression Olympics: What’s Your Intersectionality Score?

December 6, 2018

The idea of Intersectionality — the Leftist view that there is a hierarchy of victimhood in the world

Are we nearing a backlash to our “I’m perpetually offended” outrage culture?

January 29, 2018

Jordan Peterson’s popularity as an author and commentator may indicate a coming backlash

Welcome to the ‘Oppression Olympics’

December 21, 2016

A “Students of Color” conference at the University of California Irvine in late November descended into chaos as attendees couldn’t agree on which students of color were experiencing the greatest oppression from an “anti-blackness” establishment.

Yale Drama Queen Cry Bully freaks out over ‘Safe Space’

November 8, 2015

One of the latest shticks among college liberals is the need to create “safe spaces” on campuses. Such “safe spaces” are areas where the tender students can protect their precious eyes and ears from being exposed to ideas that could possibly upset them. Usually such ideas are conservative opinions but they can also be as silly as “offensive” halloween costumes. Such was the case recently at Yale which produced the unintentionally hilarious video below (strong language warning) of an outraged Yale student screaming the master of Silliman college whose high crime was merely to support that the idea of giving students leeway in choosing their own costumes

College Students can’t handle the Truth – or dare joke about it

August 15, 2015

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors at Harvard not to teach rape law—or, in one case, even use the word violate (as in “that violates the law”) lest it cause students distress. In February, Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, wrote an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education describing a new campus politics of sexual paranoia—and was then subjected to a long investigation after students who were offended by the article and by a tweet she’d sent filed Title IX complaints against her. In June, a professor protecting himself with a pseudonym wrote an essay for Vox describing how gingerly he now has to teach. “I’m a Liberal Professor, and My Liberal Students Terrify Me,” the headline said. A number of popular comedians, including Chris Rock, have stopped performing on college campuses (see Caitlin Flanagan’s article in this month’s issue). Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Maher have publicly condemned the oversensitivity of college students, saying too many of them can’t take a joke.

Time for the Millennial Generation to woman and man up

September 28, 2014

In his books, he used to shoot at the materialistic excesses of his generation. But today, youth has become Bret Easton Ellis’ favorite target. According to him, young people are just too sensitive, too narcissistic ,too stupid. But ultimately, as he explains in this exclusive text, he kind of feel sorry for them ( and they love it !).

Today’s wimpy college kids keep their panties in a wad over being ‘offended’

May 23, 2014

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry over the demand by U.S. college students for “trigger warnings” to alert them that something they’re about to read or see in one of their classes might traumatize them—apparently a new trend, according to the New York Times. Ditto for off-beat campus sculptures, placards displayed by protesters and more.

Poor dears. These are the same kids who would riot in the streets if their colleges asserted any form of in loco parentis when it comes to such old-fashioned concerns as inebriation and fornication. God forbid they should be treated as responsible, independent adults! After all, they’re old enough to vote, to drive, even (though it’s unlikely) to join the army.