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This is beyond dumb. I honestly don’t even know where to start with this one. Should it be the fact that a college has rules that tell you to say “oops” if you find yourself using a term that could be considered offensive? Or the fact those same rules say you should say “ouch” if someone else’s speech offends you? Or the fact that we even need to have this conversation in the first place?
The student, Joscelyn Gradstein of Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, was allegedly suspended from class for challenging the “oops” and “ouch” rules and uploading a portion of the completely mind-numbingly idiotic conversation with administrators to social media.
In the video I challenge the “oops” and “ouch” method, used in my class. I disagree with the idea, and we discuss. Currently I’m suspended from attending class for dishonoring “student conduct,” which I understand. I’m a liberal, and I’m just disagreeing with the “call-out” culture. I want liberals to come together and focus and the macro, not the micro.
My favorite exchange comes at the end of the video, as they attempt, and fail, to explain why this policy is a thing in the first place.
Administrator 1: “I said some stuff that offended Amy(?), and she has a right to say…”
Administrator 2: “They” (Ya know, because you’re not supposed to assume someone’s gender)
Administrator 1: “See? That’s a perfect example.”
Administrator 2: “Oops.”
How in the hell are we having this conversation right now when bees are dying globally at an alarming rate?! At this rate, bees will become extinct by the year 3189!
Kudos to Joscelyn on confessing to being liberal and fighting the good fight against her own kind. Perhaps she can make that side of things the least bit more tolerable. Too far? Oops..
Image via YouTube/Joscelyn Gradstein