Imagine, just for a moment, if a Tea Party group tried to seize control of a University, demanded the resignation of officials and professors, demanded that any opinion that opposed its ideology be treated as a Hate Crime, and demanded that the curriculum conform to Constitutionalist ideals.
Imagine how the Government and the Media would go apefeces. [Update: Somebody already thought this through.] But when a semiliterate thug-wannabe like this can get a University to bend to his will by sending emails like the one after the jump, even the president himself applauds.
Seriously, what parent is going to want to spend $25K or $50K a year to send a kid to a University controlled by a mob determined to disrupt real learning and institute a Maoist Indoctrination on Racial Grievances instead?
Oh, Good Lord. Some gay and feminist students sought retribution against a professor because he offered extra credit for attending a conference at which opinions were presented that caused them discomfort.
According to complaining students, conference speakers — all women — made anti-gay and anti-female statements during a question-and-answer session. These alleged statements include “women who use sperm banks are evil” and “gay people cannot be parents.”
Lopez categorically says the students are lying. He has presented a transcript of the Q & A session to prove his claim.
One of the complaining students, a gay English major, claimed to be so distraught after attending the conference on family issues that he could no longer continue attending Lopez’s class on Greek and Roman mythology and thus failed it.
Lopez disputes this student’s claim, primarily because the student had never enrolled in the mythology course but was instead enrolled in a course concerning American novels. Prior to the conference, the gay student missed 50 percent of the scheduled class sessions for the course in which he was enrolled, Lopez explains, and ultimately missed 85 percent of the classes. The student also turned in no assignments, Lopez says.
Project Veritas complains to University Bureaucrats that the United States Constitution should be banned because it allows “Hate Speech,” gun ownership, and is chockfull of heternormative microaggression triggers. University bureaucrats agree.
Milo Yiannopoulus has almost overtaken Lenore Skenazy as my most favorite difficult-to-spell social pundit.
When you start telling students that their feelings and their “lived experience” is more important than facts, it follows that they will consider their own aggravated sense of personal victimhood sufficient grounds for the resignation of college staff.
Shrieking and demanding outrageously over-the-top responses to the slightest of perceived insults is the only life today’s college students know. While Yale is going Maoist, Missouri students are going full Black Panther.
Read the whole damn thing.
Bad: By a 56-31 majority, U.S. college students want speech to be regulated.
Good: By a 56-41 majority, Americans believe that more people carrying concealed guns would make us all safer. Particularly the young: “Younger Americans are more likely to choose the ‘safer’ option [in Gallup's poll] than those aged 30 and above.”
So, young Americans -at college- are against free speech. But young Americans -in general- understand correctly that a well-armed society is a polite(r) society. I’ll take the difference as a sign that something is very wrong with U.S. colleges.
Feminists once again demonstrating why people hate feminists.
Vanderbilt University’s Women’s Center will be hosting a week-long event dedicated to lecturing men about what it means to have “healthy masculinity.”
So, let’s just imagine Vanderbilt University decided to let whites lecture to blacks about “healthy blackness.” Or, let Atheists lecture Mohammedans about “Healthy Islam-ness.” Or let men lecture women on “How to make a decent sammitch.”
How well would that go over, do you think?
Following up on the previous post, one may ask oneself, what kind of person seeks to dictate speech codes to other people based on “sensitivity” and inclusiveness?
One photograph answers many questions.
Donna Braquet is the … director of the Pride Center at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Yes, that’s actually a job that’s funded by taxpayers [Editor’s note: Tennessee taxpayers pay $52,445 annually for this position]. Braquet recently introduced a set of guidelines that counsels students to swap out the gender-specific pronouns “he” and “she” in favor of more “inclusive” gender-neutral neologisms such as “xe” and “ze.” Braquet argues that the changes are necessary because implicitly hateful terms such as “he” and “she” place a “heavy burden for persons already marginalized by their gender expression or identity.” It is beyond question that in order to be “inclusive,” over 99% of us must succumb to and be inconvenienced by the infantile demands of minoritarian zealots, no matter how much of a pain in the ass they always tend to be.
Shorter Taki Mag: 99% of Political Correctness is bitter, unhappy, mentally unhealthy people forcing their bitterness on others.
Bureaucrats at the University of Tennessee have issued new speech guidelines to prevent Special Transgender Snowflakes from being traumatized by correct use of the English Language.
We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems. Transgender people and people who do not identity within the gender binary may use a different name than their legal name and pronouns of their gender identity, rather than the pronouns of the sex they were assigned at birth.
… We are familiar with the singular pronouns she, her, hers and he, him, his, but those are not the only singular pronouns. In fact, there are dozens of gender-neutral pronouns. A few of the most common singular gender-neutral pronouns are they, them, their (used as singular), ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, xyr.
How do you know what pronoun someone uses? If you cannot use the methods mentioned above, you can always politely ask. “Oh, nice to meet you, [insert name]. What pronouns should I use?
If anyone were to ask me that, I would be likely to respond with the use of an imperative verb coupled with a second-person singular pronoun.
Meanwhile, at Washington State University.
Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” “male,” and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students.
The taxpayers of Wisconsin (and the US generally) are paying a moonbat professor $87,224 for engaging in left-wing activism and teaching completely useless classes.
Prof. Karma R. Chavez is an associate professor at UW-Madison’s Department of Communication Arts. According to a UW employee salary database maintained by the Wisconsin State Journal, Chavez made $87,224 during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and has achieved tenure at the school.
Chavez teaches seven different courses, ranging from “Queer Theory” (CA 969) to “Queer Migrations” (CA 610) and “Rhetoric and Queer Theory” (also CA 610).
Chavez takes pride in her work co-founding of the Queer Migration Research Network, and the UW’s Comparative US Studies (CUSS) group. “I work with various grassroots social justice organizations and collectives,” claims on her official UW biography.
The Queer Migration Research Network describes what it does as, “Queer migration scholarship critically explores how sexual and gender normativities shape, regulate, and contest contemporary international migration processes that stem from histories of colonialism, global capitalism, genocide, slavery, and racialized patriarchy.”
This is why there is a Higher Education bubble fixing to burst. The American system of higher education no longer exists for the purpose of teaching valuable knowledge and useful skills. It is welfare system for radicals, a state-subsidized operation to provide employment for unemployable radicals, and a means for leftists to use taxpayer fund to finance left-wing activism and social destruction.
Imagine the poor saps who graduate with $100K of debt after studying a useless curriculum of “Queer Migration Studies.”
A student at Michigan State University claims that White Privilege is literally making him sick. Here he serves up his word salad of current college rhetoric, with a large helping of entitlement on the side.
Rashad Timmons says that microaggressions are causing him several medical afflictions. His letter was titled, “Intentional or not, microaggressions severely impact underrepresented members of society.”
According to Timmons, people who “are not privileged” are suffering greatly from the intentional and unintentional triggers that others are causing. “On a campus,” he writes, ” — and nation at large — in which whiteness, patriarchy, heteronormativity, cissexism, ableism and classism prevail, students that are not privileged by these constructs often have difficulty navigating hegemonic, oppressive environments.”
Translation: “Everyone must cater to me and ensure that I never encounter any difficulty at ever, and if I do, it’s white people’s fault and they should be collectively punished.”
It’s the same mentality of entitlement that leads leftists to proclaim that declining to bake a wedding cake is a crime against humanity.
Up the road in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan was going to cancel a showing of American Sniper because it might have made some of their special snowflakes “feel unsafe.” But after being roundly ridiculed, they agreed to show the movie after all… in a special forum space, where grief counselors and big soft teddy bears will be available for anyone made uncomfortable by the magical moving pictures of light and sound.
The feminist left descends beyond self-parody.
“Triggering” has become the all-purpose left-wing tool for censoring opinions leftists don’t like on the basis that expressing such opinions produce badfeels.
If these dames can’t handle the stress of interacting with the real world, they should just stay home and knit. Or iron, I got a whole pile of shirts they could get started on.
BTW: This same group of uber-feminists is demanding that white gay men stop acting like Black women. So, knock it off, you guys.
Yeah, this should prepare students for lucrative jobs lecturing coffee buyers about the evils of racism. The University of Minnesota – Duluth ($23,522 [In-state and illegal immigrants] $27,188 [Out-of-state], is adding a Minor Concentration in LGBTQ Studies… which will be as useful as any other degree in a field that has the word ‘Studies’ in it.
“This minor will prepare students for life,” Gesa Zinn, head of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, told Campus Reform. “‘The job’ the LGBTQ minor prepares students for is to understand and embrace all members of an increasingly diverse society.”
To complete the minor, students will have to take classes such as An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, Queer Theory, Queer Cinema in International Perspective, History of the Homosexual Rights Movement 1895 – Present, and Queer Media.
A student at Kalamazoo College wanted to get the Student Government to engage in a debate about empowering students to exercise their Second Amendment and Human Right of Self-Defense via the Right to Bear Arms on Campus. The progressive fascists who run the student government were having none of it.
Members accused Ross of “racism,” “homophobia,” and “sexism,” and some even went so far as to accuse Ross’s pro-Second Amendment position of desiring to kill students in black hoodies.
“For anyone on this Commission to represent you would be to represent racism, sexism, homophobia,” Brown said. “And clearly you just spent two hours of your time listening that this body would like to be an anti-racist institution. So what you seek should not come from here. At least not this body with these people.”
The Open-Faced Stalinism of the American Left is all but impossible to hide now.
Sensing that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may be a threat to Hillary’s Ascendancy (and Jeb’s… six of one…), the left has been trying to dig up some dirt on him; desperately hoping to find an unverifiable claim that he gave his dog a gay haircut, or something… anything… they can smear him with.
In the last two weeks, leftist media establishments have done more digging into Scott Walker’s college records than they have done into Obama’s in the last eight years. Many on the left are squawking that having left college his senior year to take a job with the American Red Cross, Walker is unfit to be president.
“The issue is, how well educated is this guy?” said Dean, a former Vermont governor who ran for the Democratic nomination in 2004, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Feb. 12, amid a surge in polls for Walker. “I worry about people being president of the United States not knowing much about the world and not knowing much about science.”
Here’s a question, does college degree automatically equal smart? Consider the following:
- Sheila Jackson Lee — the dumbest woman in Congress — has a degree from Yale, and a law degree.
- Marie Harf, the bubbleheaded spokesbunny of the Obama State Department has a Master’s Degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.
- The people who masterminded the policies that brought on the Economic Crash of 2008 (like the harebrained scheme of forcing banks to give out mortgages to deadbeats) were all graduates of Harvard and Yale.
All things considered, a president who ditched college in favor of a job in the real world may not be such a bad choice after all.
Picking this up from V’s post of a week or two ago, Elizabeth Warren does not understand why people think she’s a socialist.
(Please, I need a moment to stop giggling. It’s as if President Obama were to say he does not understand why people think he’s a liar. Air gasp. OK, I think I can go on.) – Warren said:
I just don’t know where [people] get that [idea of her being a socialist]. You know, look at the issues. I mean really, let’s take a look at minimum wage — I just believe nobody should work full time and live in poverty…Student loans: I don’t think the U.S. government should be making tens of billions of dollars in profits off the backs of our students, which is what the current student loan system is doing…
Never mind that Warren proposes the U.S. government to *lose* tens of billions of dollars on student loans. Let’s go straight to Kevin Williamson, defining socialism:
The current Random House Dictionary definition of “socialism” is serviceable but dated: “a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.”…
[Dated, because] It should read “ownership -or- control” rather than “ownership -and- control.” As we have seen in the cases of enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, it is entirely possible for government economic planners to intervene deeply (and, in this familiar case, catastrophically) in the economy while maintaining private economic forms…
A more complete definition of socialism incorporates two criteria: The first is that socialism entails the public provision of non-public goods. The second is the use of central planning to implement that policy.
And that, Liz, is why you are a socialist.
- You want the public purse to pay for *private* goods (goods that benefit the individual primarily, if not exclusively). For just one example, you want government to fund special young people on a costly, but often low-benefit, multi-year jaunt that we politely call “college”.
- And you believe in a planned economy. For just one example, you want government to dictate the minimum wage at which a worker may offer her work (or else you will not permit any employer to give her work).
For the record: I don’t and I don’t. So, I’m not.
Background: A philosophy professor at Wisconsin’s Marquette University (annual tuition and fees: $24,000) told her class that gay marriage was an unacceptable debate topic in her class because there was only one correct opinion on gay marriage, and expressing any other opinion was hate speech.
A political science professor by the name of John McAdams got wind of this and blogged about it. In the spirit of academic freedom and tolerance… the University suspended him and barred him from campus.
A tenured Marquette University political science professor has been officially barred from campus and suspended for writing a blog post criticizing a philosophy instructor who refused to allow a conservative student to debate the topic of gay marriage in her classroom.
The suspended professor, John McAdams, received a letter on Tuesday from Richard Holz, the dean of the Wisconsin school, informing him of his suspension. […]
According to McAdams, Abbate told the student that topics like gay marriage would not be discussed because gay students might find it offensive and because, she said, “you don’t have a right in this class to make homophobic comments.”
Expressing an opinion contrary to the opinion of a leftist is now officially defined as harassment.
UC-Berkeley, the newest Rape Zone.
In most of the cases the charges were not made by victims or witnesses, but rather by third parties long after the fact. These third-party accusations were made either anonymously or by “Campus Security Authorities,” which includes campus political activist groups. In many of the cases, the actual “victims” themselves have not come forward and may not even consider themselves to have been raped.
And even more suspiciously, almost none of the supposed crimes were reported directly to Berkeley’s municipal police force, whose jurisdiction covers campus as well, but instead only to the university police, who are required by recent regulations to log and publicize each accusation.
In not a single case have any of the charges been substantiated, nor have any suspects been indentified or arrested (aside from the one case noted above where the charge was subsequently dropped).
It is unknown at this time how many, if any, of these rapes were telepathic in nature.
Universities that caved to the Fascism of the Radical Feminist Left and the Obama Department of Justice and adopted the standard for rape conviction demanded by those parties — i.e. A man is guilty of rape if a woman accuses him of rape — are now being sued by men who’ve been wrongfully convicted and deprived of civil rights under that absurd standard.
As of this month, there have been 50 known lawsuits filed by men found guilty of rape looking for justice to clear their names and legal record, according to A Voice For Male Students’ website.
“Predictably, a wave of lawsuits soon erupted as young men wrongly accused of sex crimes found themselves hustled through a vague and misshapen adjudication process with slipshod checks and balances and Kafkaesque standards of evidence,” the men’s advocacy page reads.
Brown University settled one suit for a million dollars. Caving into radical feminism comes with w price tag, but at least innocent men are getting some compensation.
It ain’t just straight dudes either.
The accuser, who has not filed criminal charges, has called for administrators to issue a sharper punishment, ideally expulsion. He said he is considering filing a Title IX complaint against the school because, he said, administrators downplayed some of his concerns, were not sufficiently transparent about the process, and discriminated against him because he is a man and gay.
“There are parts of me that wish I didn’t go through this process because I feel like I’ve gone through a lot of re-victimization and re-traumatization,” the accuser said in an interview. “But I also feel like it’s something that needs to be talked about.’’
Meanwhile, the accused student has denied the allegations, which he called “ridiculous,” saying he and his ex-boyfriend had a typical romantic relationship.
I think most of us are familiar with how bitter and vengeful XBF’s can be after a bad breakup.