FYI, Arizona Legislators: Banning ‘Social Justice’ Courses Is Not a Pro–Free Speech Move
A new bill introduced by two Republican state legislators in Arizona seeks to ban courses on topics such as “social justice” in an apparent reaction to the Social Justice Warrior movement that many on the right believe threatens free speech — ...
Top Divinity Schools: Use Gender-Neutral Language to Refer to God
The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to start using more “inclusive” language when referring to God because the masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.”
For example: This year’s divinity ...
Column: It’s Sexist That Ryan Gosling Thanked Eva Mendes for Taking Care of Their Family
According to a column in The Independent, Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes acceptance speech was “sexist” because he thanked his wife, Eva Mendes, for her hard work taking care of their family at home.
The author, Narjas Zatat, claims ...
If You Are Too Triggered by Lessons About the Crucifixion, You Cannot Be a Religious Scholar
Students in a Bible course at the University of Glasgow are being given trigger warnings before being shown images of the crucifixion — and permission to skip those lessons altogether if they are worried they’ll feel too uncomfortable.
Predictably, much ...
Cinnabon's Carrie Fisher Tweet Was Okay, Jokes about Death Are Okay
Apparently, we have reached the point where actual, real-life, grown-up adults are spending their Wednesdays mad at a cinnamon-roll company’s Twitter account.
In case you haven’t heard, America’s favorite source of sugary-stomach-cement, Cinnabon, posted a tweet saying “...
CC Students Demand Mandatory Diversity Courses Be Required to Graduate — or Transfer
A group of students within the San Mateo Community College District, in California, have released a list of demands, including one that would require all students to complete at least six credits of Diversity Studies courses in order to graduate — ...
Social-Justice Blog: Gender Is ‘More Like a Performance’
According to one social-justice blogger, “gender can change from moment to moment” because it’s “more like a performance” than anything else.
In a piece for Everyday Feminism titled “3 Reasons It’s Totally Valid to Have More Than One Gender ...
University: Use ‘End of (Fiscal) Year’ Party Instead of ‘Holiday’ Party to Be ‘Inclusive’
Texas Woman’s University is advising students and faculty not to use the word “holiday” when describing parties in December because it “connotes religious tradition,” and that might be offensive to non-religious people.
Yep. The word “holiday” — previously considered the ...
Canadian Politician: Proposal Allowing Pepper Spray Is ‘Offensive’ to Women
Canada’s minister of status of women, Patty Hajdu, has denounced a proposal that would allow Canadians to carry pepper spray, saying it’s “offensive” to women because it focuses on women protecting themselves rather than on stopping men from ...
Banning Huck Finn Would Hurt More Than It Helps
An entire Virginia school district has temporarily banned Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird because one parent complained about the use of racial slurs in the books.
The temporary ban at Accomack County Public Schools came after ...
Who Is Worse for Free Speech: Campus Snowflakes or Donald Trump?
No doubt, a lot of people voted for Donald Trump because they wanted to put a stop to the “safe space” culture that’s running rampant on college campuses across the country — I’m just not so sure he’s ...
GW Students: Cops Protecting Us Is an ‘Act of Violence’ Because Police Union Endorsed Trump
Several student groups at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., sent a letter to administrators claiming that the police protecting them on campus is an “act of violence” because a police union endorsed Donald Trump.
The letter, which was ...
Believing Every Bad Thing About Trump Is as Harmful as Denying Every Bad Thing About Trump
When it comes to Donald Trump, a lot of people hold one of two points of view: 1) Trump is going to save the world, don’t you dare tell me otherwise and 2) Donald Trump is going to destroy the world, ...
Classes Being Canceled Because Trump Won Is Why Trump Won
So, Donald Trump won the presidential election, and colleges and universities around the country are predictably canceling classes and exams because students are predictably too devastated to be able to do their schoolwork.
It’s everywhere. A professor at University ...
Single Mom Faces Year In Jail For Selling a Plate of Ceviche
A single mother from Stockton, Calif., is facing up to a year in jail because she sold a plate of her homemade ceviche to an undercover police officer.
According to local news source Fox 40, Mariza Reulas was on “209 Food Spot” — ...
Chico State Athletic Program: Don’t Say Offensive Words Like ‘Coward’ and ‘Spaz’
California State University, Chico’s athletic program has launched a “We Don’t Say” initiative instructing players not to use words like “coward” or “spaz” to ensure “care and inclusivity.”
Other no-no phrases include “just kill me,” “you’re a ...
Tweet from Hillary’s Account Seems to Suggest Paying Women Equally for Equal Work Is Bad
Tuesday morning, Hillary Clinton’s campaign tweeted out information about her own plan for closing the gender wage gap, complete with the following caption:
“Donald Trump’s equal pay plan for women: ‘You’re gonna make the same if you ...
Yet Another School Decides ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Is Offensive to Women Without Vaginas
American University has become the latest school to do away with its annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on the grounds that it’s not inclusive to women without vaginas.
According to an e-mail obtained by Campus Reform, the the ...
Twitter Goes Nuts Over NYT ‘Pho’ Recipe That Uses Quinoa Because It’s ‘Cultural Appropriation’
An old New York Times recipe for pho that replaces the noodles with quinoa reappeared and Twitter went completely nuts over it being “cultural appropriation” and offensive to Vietnamese people.
Heard of this yesterday, assumed it was a bad joke.
It’s Not Okay To ‘Dress Up As’ Anyone or Anything for Halloween -- It’s All Appropriation
I am sick of articles telling people how to choose what to “be” for Halloween without being insensitive . . . because the truth is, dressing up as anyone or anything other than yourself is always offensive.
Let me say it again: It’...
A Columnist Said That Trump’s Drug-Test Request Was Sexist — and That Harms Women
According to a piece in the U.K. newspaper the Independent, Donald Trump’s request that he and Hillary Clinton both be drug tested before the next debate is “the oldest form of sexism in the book.”
“By suggesting that ...
CUNY Prof: I Was Accused of Sexual Harassment for Saying Effort Is 10 Percent of the Grade
A professor at Brooklyn College of City University of New York was forced to change his syllabus after a portion stating that effort was 10 percent of the grade was deemed “sexual harassment.”
According a piece penned by the professor, David ...
U of M to Monitor Students’ ‘Cultural Sensitivity Levels’ as Part of New $85 Million Diversity Push
The University of Michigan is going to start using an “Intercultural Development Inventory” to monitor its students “cultural sensitivity levels” as part of its new $85 million diversity initiative — and it’s pretty clearly an irresponsible use of money.
The point ...
In Honor of Hillary Clinton, Feminist Jeweler Designs ‘Ideal President’ Necklace of a Woman's . . . Lower Half
A Los Angeles jeweler who is beloved by Lena Dunham has designed a necklace in honor of Hillary Clinton — and it is literally just a pendant shaped like a woman’s lower body with red, white and blue gems on ...
College Outdoor Club Cancels Event Over Concerns It’s Not Inclusive of People Who Don’t Go Outdoors
‘On the Loose,” an outdoors club at the Claremont Colleges, has canceled its annual Speedo Hike out of concern that it’s not “inclusive” enough to all body types and fitness levels and that it “implies bro-iness,” which is apparently ...
UW Student Files Report Claiming Harry Potter Mural Is Transphobic and ‘Represents White Power’
A student at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse filed a report with the campus “Hate Response Team” claiming that a mural of a Harry Potter character on campus was transphobic, ableist, and a representation of “white power.”
According to ...
U Minnesota Encourages Librarians to Intervene if They See Microaggressions
The University of Minnesota has a training program for librarians that teaches them about microaggressions and how to intervene if they see one.
The intention of the guide, of course, is to make the library a more comfortable place for ...
Cornell Football Coach Apologizes for Posting Pictures of Players Wearing Sombreros
A Cornell University football coach has apologized for “cultural insensitivity” for posting a picture of two students wearing sombreros.
The picture, which the coach, Roy Istvan, posted on Tuesday, shows two students wearing the hats and the caption “EMAN & FOSTA! ...
Feminist Internet: The #ZombieHillary Hashtag Is a ‘Sexist Attack’
According to a piece in the feminist blog Bustle, the #ZombieHillary hashtag is a “sexist attack” on Hillary Clinton, and that in many cases, it’s just a coded way of saying you’re “bothered by powerful women of a ...
Video: Yale Students Scream at Faculty Member for Violating Their Safe Space
New video has surfaced from last fall showing a group of students yelling at Nicholas Christakis, the former master of Yale University’s Silliman College, accusing him of promoting violence because he didn’t support one of their social-justice causes.
Pneumonia May Be the Only Thing Hillary Clinton Is Cured of By Election Day
Now that the facts surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health have changed, the message from her supporters has shifted from “She’s not sick! That’s a conspiracy theory!” to “Of course she’s sick! Campaigning is very stressful!”
Now, the “...
U Colorado Student: My Prof Said Patriotism Is ‘Foolish’
A student at the University of Colorado is claiming that on the first day of class, her Intro to Political Science professor berated the class with left-leaning statements — including the claim that patriotism is “foolish.”
In a piece for PoliZette, ...
At U Mass, Harambe Jokes Now Considered Racist Attacks and ‘Sexual Assault Incidences’
Resident assistants at the University of Massachusetts have warned students “any negative remarks regarding ‘Harambe’ will be seen as a direct attack to our campus’s African American community.”
The strict no-Harambe policy was posted by two of the school’...
Fake Black Lady Rachel Dolezal Invited to Feature at a Rally for Natural Black Hair
Rachel Dolezal, the white lady who got busted pretending to be a black lady, has somehow managed to get herself invited to be a feature at a rally for natural black hair.
The rally, called the “Naturally Isis Braid-On, Economic ...
Cornell Dean Candidate’s Plan to Work with ‘All Students’ on Inclusion Upsets Student Diversity Chief
In an open forum at Cornell University on Friday, a dean-of-students candidate stressed that he would be a dean for “all students” — leading a student diversity officer to express concern that this approach might oppress marginalized groups.
The controversy began ...
Stop Using GoFundMe for Things That are Dumb, Please
The fundraising website, GoFundMe, is intended to be a way for people to raise money for the causes that matter to them most.
Sometimes, the reasons are legitimate — such as people needing funds for lifesaving medical care or to rebuild ...
Slate Editor Offended by FirstSevenJobs Hashtag Because It Doesn’t Address Privilege
According to an article on Slate, the #FirstSevenJobs hashtag is offensive because “it’s just a way to disguise your privilege.”
“What really bothers me about #firstsevenjobs is the ideology it reflects,” a Slate associate editor, L.V. Anderson, writes. “#...
Princeton Warns Against Using Words and Phrases with the Syllable ‘Man’ — but That’s Not Enough
Princeton University’s HR department has warned against using certain words and phrases with “man” in them, because this kind of language “does not take into consideration individuals who identify as otherwise.”
The “Don’t Use” column of the “Guidelines ...
Feminist Blog Suggests That Tickling Can Lead ‘Cis Men’ to Think Abusing Women Is Okay
According to an article on Feminist Internet, the common childhood game of tickling another person even after they’ve told you to stop is socializing cisgender men to think that they never have to listen to a woman when she ...
UC Davis: Saying ‘You Guys’ Is Using ‘Words That Hurt’
A guide titled “Words That Hurt” on the website of the University of California, Davis, warns students to avoid using the phrase “you guys” — because, apparently, that’s really harmful or something.
“You guys [e]rases the identities of people ...
SJW Internet Freaks Out about How ‘Wearing Camo Can Be Anti-Feminist’
In case you’ve been too wrapped up in your own white privilege to think about these kinds of serious problems on your own, a feminist Internet journalist took the time to write a nearly 2,000-word piece about how “wearing ...
Academic Article: Ski Slopes Are Sexist
According to a recent, too-idiotic-to-even-understand article published in The International Review for the Sociology of Sport, ski slopes are sexist “masculinized spaces.”
“This article examines how skiing landscapes are constructed as masculinized spaces,” states the abstract for Memorial University of ...
People Body-Shamed a Plus Size Model for Losing Weight
Earlier this year, Ashley Graham was praised as a body-positive hero being the first plus-size model to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated — and now she’s being shamed for appearing to look thinner in some of her recent ...
Respect Yourselves, Bernie Supporters — Stay Mad
Yesterday, it became clear that Democrats have decided to deal with the anger of Bernie Sanders supporters by slamming and chastising them for being angry. I, on the other hand, have never felt more compelled to stand up for them.
Administrators Veto ‘Mine Shaft’ Nickname for Athletic Center Over Concerns That It’s ‘Rape Culture’
Students at the Colorado School of Mines selected “the Mine Shaft” as the nickname for its new athletic center — only for the administration to veto it over concern that it’s “rape culture.”
According to e-mail correspondence obtained by Heat ...
U.K. County to Record Misogyny and Catcalling as Hate Crimes
Nottinghamshire, a county in the U.K., is going to start recording misogyny as a hate crime — yes, seriously.
According to Newsweek, the category will include “everything from verbal comments and wolf whistling to unwanted physical approaches.”
“What women face, ...
Disney Accused of Cultural Insensitivity Because a Character Is Too Fat
The upcoming Disney film Moana will star a Polynesian princess for the first time in the franchise’s history — but, rather than be excited, many people are complaining that the film’s portrayal of a Polynesian demigod character is culturally ...
Cool, Hip Hillary Clinton: ‘I Can’t Stop Playing with the Pokémans, Either’
Just like many everyday Americans, I am also very interested in Pokémans Go.
Since the Pokémans Go game came out on the phones, I can’t stop playing with the Pokémans, either. As the slogan goes, “Got ...
It’s Our Duty as Women to Celebrate That Hillary Won’t Be Charged
In the wake of FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation that Hillary Clinton not face any charges, I’m seeing far too many of my fellow women focusing on the wrong things.
So many women — yes, even some who call ...
College Bias Team Deems Whiteboards Saying ‘Make America Great Again’ to Be ‘Racialized Attacks’
The Bias Response Group (BRG) at Skidmore College determined that writing “Make America Great Again” on dry-erase boards amounted to performing “racialized, targeted attacks,” according to the group’s year-end report.
The team’s issue, according to the College Fix, ...
Student Op-Ed: Yelling at a Woman for Cutting in Line at Disney World Is ‘Racism’
A student at the University of Arizona wrote a lengthy op-ed about how upset he was over the “racial microaggressions” he saw at Disney World — such as people getting angry at a woman who was cutting in line.
In a ...
Syracuse Campaign: File a Report if You See ‘a Sign That Is Color-Coded Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys’
Syracuse University is instructing students to file a report if they see “abhorrent and intolerable” “bias incidents” on campus — such as “a sign that is color-coded pink for girls and blue for boys.”
The instruction comes as part of the ...
The Golden Globes Are Why Donald Trump Is Not Going Anywhere
Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathered to give awards to people in Hollywood in front of other people from Hollywood — and it was the perfect example of the kind of self-serving ego-stroking trash that is going to keep ...
16 Most Ridiculously PC Moments on College Campuses in 2016
Everyone always talks about “political correctness on college campuses” these days, but is it really that bad? Yes. Yes, it is. And if you don’t believe me, here, in no particular order, are the 16 most ridiculously PC moments on ...
Grad Student Association Closes Cafe over Joke Job Posting That Said ‘Need a New Slave’
The Graduate Students’ Association at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario shut down the school’s Veritas Cafe after its operator posted a job listing that jokingly stated it was looking to hire “a new slave.”
“I need a new slave (...
Prof Claims He Was Punished for ‘Sexual Misconduct’ for Singing a Beach Boys Song
A professor at the University of Kentucky is claiming that he was punished for “sexual misconduct” for reasons including the fact that he sang a Beach Boys song during one of his classes.
In a piece for the Lexington Herald ...
U Penn Removes Shakespeare Portrait Because He Does Not Represent ‘Diversity’
Students at the University of Pennsylvania have removed a portrait of Shakespeare from its Fisher-Bennett Hall and have replaced it with a picture of a black lesbian poet Audre Lorde in the name of “diversity.”
According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, ...
British Souvenir Shop Accused of Racism for Calling Itself ‘Really British’
A souvenir shop in London is being accused of racism on the grounds that its name, “Really British,” amounts to saying that other stores in the area aren’t “really British.”
According the Evening Standard, a local newspaper, the shopkeeper, ...
People Who Flip Out Over Milo Are Why Milo Has a Career
People at yet another university are demanding that their school cancel a Milo Yiannopoulos speech because it would be “dangerous,” and that’s exactly the kind of reaction that’s keeping Milo in his job.
Yiannopoulos was invited to speak ...
School Bans Students from Raising Their Hands to Answer Questions
Samworth Church Academy, a high school in Nottinghamshire in the U.K., has banned its students from raising their hands to answer questions because it is unfair to students who do not raise their hands.
In a letter explaining the ...
If You Need a Hotline to Handle Thanksgiving, Then You Actually Need to Get Over Yourself
A social-justice group, Showing Up for Racial Justice, has launched a hotline that people can call if they need help handling tough political discussions with their families on Thanksgiving.
“This Thanksgiving, SURJ is offering two ways to help support white ...
Indiana City Changes Name of ‘Good Friday’ to Be More ‘Inclusive’
The mayor of Bloomington, Ind., is changing the names of the Columbus Day and Good Friday holidays in order to “better reflect cultural sensitivity in the workplace.”
In a memo to city employees on Friday, Mayor John Hamilton announced that ...
Report: Students Demand That Their Classmates Remove ‘Trump/Pence’ Flag Because It Is ‘Harassment’
A student at St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., is claiming that his classmates received a letter from some of the residents in their dorm, Century Hall, demanding that the students take down a “Trump/Pence” flag displayed ...
Former R.E.M Frontman Michael Stipe Blames Alec Baldwin, SNL for Trump’s Surge
Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe told Alec Baldwin that he deserves blame for the rise of Donald Trump because he portrayed Trump on Saturday Night Live.
In an interview on Baldwin’s “Here’s the Thing” radio show ...
Music Critic Slams the Beach Boys for ‘Beach Privilege,’ Is Serious
In a piece for the New York Review of Books, critic Ben Ratliff discusses how the blatant “beach privilege” displayed in the Beach Boys’ most popular songs makes the band kind of problematic.
Yes — “beach privilege.”
According to Ratliff, the ...
Columnist Upset That White Girls Are Wearing Nameplate Necklaces Because It’s Cultural Appropriation
According to a columnist for Fusion, nameplate necklaces are “a cultural touchstone of black and brown urban fashion,” and so it’s very, gravely offensive that white girls sometimes also wear them.
“Nameplates have always leapt off the chests of ...
Student Op-Ed: It’s ‘Cultural Appropriation’ to Say ‘Y’All’ If You’re Not from the South
A student at Francis Marion University wrote an op-ed explaining how upset she gets when people who aren’t from the South say “y’all” — because it’s “cultural appropriation.”
In a piece for the Patriot, the school’s official ...
Tufts University’s Greek Students Warned Their Costumes Could Be Investigated by Campus Cops
Student leaders in Tufts University’s Greek system wrote a letter warning members that they might be investigated by campus police if they choose to wear politically incorrect Halloween costumes.
“This year we want the Greek Community to help prevent ...
Petition Demands ‘Meltdown’ Snowman Shirt Be Removed Because It’s Insensitive to the Mentally Ill
A petition is demanding that the British supermarket Asda stop selling a children’s T-shirt featuring a picture of a snowman and the words “I’m having a meltdown” on the grounds that it’s insensitive to the mentally ill.
Professor: A University Placed a Trigger Warning on the Movie ‘Clueless’
According to one anonymous professor, the film-studies program at a college in the Midwest has placed a trigger warning on the movie Clueless.
Clueless, in case you didn’t know, is a film about a bunch of high-school kids that ...
FSU Poster: Harambe Costumes Are ‘Cultural Appropriation’
According to a display at Florida State University, dressing up as Harambe for Halloween is an example of “cultural appropriation.”
The warning is one of many on a “My Culture Is Not a Costume” bulletin board hanging at the school’...
‘Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins’ Study Deems Pumpkin Spice Lattes ‘White Privilege’
According to a study from a University of British Columbia scholar, pumpkins aren’t just vegetables, they’re a racial issue, and pumpkin spice lattes are an example of white privilege.
In a study titled “The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins” — ...
Barnard Event: Zumba Is ‘Cultural Appropriation’
Barnard College is hosting a lecture later this month titled “Health at the Expense of Cultural Appropriation: Yoga and Zumba.”
Yes — Zumba.
The lecture is part of a series titled “Barnard BLUE.” According to the college’s official website, “BLUE” ...
Student: We Were Told Not to Say ‘Greek Life’ Because It’s ‘Cultural Appropriation’
Students at the University of California–Merced have reportedly been told that they shouldn’t use the words “Greek,” “rush,” or “pledge” because that’s “appropriating Greek culture” and not “inclusive.”
According to an article in College Fix, students have ...
University Archaeology Instructor Allows Students to Leave Class if Archaeology Triggers Them
A lecturer at the University College London is telling his “archaeologies of modern conflict” students that they can feel free to leave during class if they’re concerned that any of the material might be too triggering for them to ...
Clemson University Bans ‘Any Reference to Harambe’ from Dorm Spaces Because of ‘Rape Culture’ and ‘Racism’
A Clemson University administrator has demanded that any and all references to Harambe be removed from the public spaces in its dormitories because of concerns about “rape culture” and “racism.”
“Due to an incident that happened earlier this week, we ...
University Sponsors a Ball Pit for Students to Sit In and Talk About Hurt Feelings
Students at the California State University–Northridge sat around in a big ball pit (which they a called a “vent tent”) and talked about hurtful words and their feelings as part of a school-sponsored inclusive language campaign.
According to video ...
University Gender Studies Handout: Asking an Asian Classmate for Help in Math a ‘Microaggression’
A handout given to students in a Gonzaga University gender studies class warns that “asking an Asian person to help with a math and science problem” is a “microaggression.”
According to the handout, asking that question is a problem because ...
Colorado College Accused of ‘Body Shaming’ for Being Committed to Healthy Living
A student at Colorado College wrote a piece claiming that the school’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle is actually a bad thing — because it’s body-shaming people, particularly men.
“Several aspects of the CC community such as numerous healthy ...
Vanderbilt: Share and Ask Pronouns When Making Introductions ‘Even to Familiar Colleagues and Students’
Vanderbilt University is asking faculty to tell everyone they meet on campus which pronouns they prefer and to ask other people to tell them theirs, even when dealing with “familiar colleagues and students.”
“When introducing yourself, offer your name and ...
If the ‘Aleppo’ Flub Disqualifies Johnson, Then Trump and Clinton Are Disqualified, Too
There’s no doubt about it: Governor Gary Johnson asking “What is Aleppo?” during a national television interview was an atrocious, humiliating mistake for him to make.
I’m a libertarian. I know Gary Johnson; I like him, and yet ...
Brie Larson Had to Apologize to Animal-Rights Activists for Petting a Dolphin Twelve Years Ago
Actress Brie Larson has been forced to apologize to angry Internet mob that was accusing her of supporting animal cruelty — because she posted a picture of herself petting a dolphin in 2004.
“I posted a photo previously that encapsulated a silly ...
Feminist Internet: It’s ‘Problematic’ To Say Nick Viall is ‘The “Most Deserving” Bachelor’
According to an article in the feminist blog Bustle, it is “problematic” to say that Nick Viall is “the ‘most deserving’” person to have been selected to headline the next season of The Bachelor — because he’s white.
“On Good ...
HuffPo Says the Way I Do Yoga Is Cultural Appropriation . . . but I Feel Like It’s Fine
Well, according to a piece in the Huffington Post, it turns out that the way I like to practice yoga is definitely a form of “cultural appropriation.”
In the article, titled “Is My Yoga Cultural Appropriation? What To Do About ...
U of Iowa Professor Worried That the School’s Hawk Mascot Is Too Scary for Students to Handle
A professor at the University of Iowa is concerned that the school’s hawk mascot, Herky, looks angry — and its appearance could be contributing to a culture of violence, depression, and even “suicide.”
“I believe incoming students should be met ...
I Listened to Hillary Clinton’s Official Campaign Podcast So You Don’t Have To
I listened to Hillary Clinton’s official campaign podcast so you don’t have to — and believe me, you don’t have to.
The podcast, “With Her” is hosted by a “small business owner” named Max Linsky, who lets us ...
Apparently, Shower Caps Are Now a Racial Issue
According to Hello Beautiful, a blog for “millennial women of color,” a white woman getting a New York Times article written about her wearing a shower cap in public is basically an example of white privilege.
The NYT article in ...
Of Course Hillary’s Statement That Rape Survivors ‘Have a Right to Be Believed’ Was Deleted from Her Website
Hillary Clinton’s campaign quietly removed her quote about how all sexual-assault survivors “have the right to be believed” from the top of one of her website pages — and I can’t say I’m surprised.
Remember, throughout the fall ...
Does Anyone Actually Believe Cheryl Mills Was Just Helping the Clinton Foundation for Fun?
I can’t decide what’s more infuriating: Those e-mails suggesting inappropriate links between Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation, or her campaign’s explanation of those e-mails suggesting that they think I’m a total, complete ...
University Takes Down Historic Paintings over Concerns They’re Having ‘Harmful Effects’ on Students
The University of Wisconsin–Stout took down two historic paintings of colonial settlers and Native Americans over concerns that they might be having a “potentially ‘harmful effect’” on people who see them.
“Because of the risk of ‘having a harmful ...
University Bias Team: ‘Three Blind Mice’ Halloween Costume ‘Makes Fun of A Disability’
Last fall, three students at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville got into trouble for wearing “Three Blind Mice” Halloween costumes — because the school’s Bias Incident Team said they were offensive to the disabled.
According to documents obtained by Heat ...
New York Officials Propose Legislation to Stop Sex Offenders From Playing Pokémon Go
New York state officials have decided to randomly freak out that sex offenders might somehow use Pokémon Go to lure children into their homes — even going so far as to demand new laws to stop this imagined, hypothetical disaster ...
Hundreds of Students Protest Female Speaker’s Invite Over Concerns It’s Too ‘Dangerous’
More than 300 students at Elon University have signed a petition asking the school to disinvite a conservative Pulitzer Prize–winning author, Kathleen Parker, from speaking on their campus in October.
In the petition, the students claim to “have discovered very ...
Student Op-Ed: The All-Female Ghostbusters Didn’t Address ‘Race Issues’ Enough
A University of South Carolina student wrote a review praising the all-female Ghostbusters as a feminist victory – before clarifying that she was still not happy because it didn’t address “race issues,” too.
At the start of her piece, Rachel ...
National Conference Tells Educators to Check Their Book and Newspaper Privilege
So, apparently, book privilege and newspaper privilege are things now.
A handout included in the official list of resources for Confratute — a national education conference held at the University of Connecticut this week — contained instructions for a “41-step privilege exercise,” ...
The Nickname ‘Scary Spice’ Is Now Being Slammed as Racist
A full 20 years after the Spice Girls released their “Wannabe” single, people are freaking out about how “racist” it is that the one black member, Melanie Brown, was known by the nickname “Scary Spice.”
The group recently announced that three ...
Whoopi Goldberg: Blonde Hair Weaves Are Cultural Appropriation
Whoopi Goldberg said on the view that black women wearing blond hair weaves amounts to “cultural appropriation.”
“I think there’s a lot of appropriation going back and forth, the weave . . . the weave doesn’t look like this,” Goldberg said, ...
Police: Racist Text Messages Sent by Middle-School Student Were Actually a Hoax
The student at Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, Massachusetts who claimed to have received racist text messages actually made up the entire thing, according to the police.
Last week, the Boston Globe reported that police were investigating a student’s ...
Period-Tracking App Concerned the Terms ‘Female-Bodied’ and ‘Uterus-Havers’ Are Too Offensive
The folks at the period-tracking app Clue wrote a 1,027-word piece freaking out about what kind of language people could possibly use to talk about periods and women’s bodies without being so “gendered” that it’s exclusive.
“How do ...
HuffPo: The Term ‘LGBT’ Is ‘Not Really Politically Correct’
According to a piece in the Huffington Post, referring “to the QUEER community” as “LGBT” is “not really politically correct anymore” because it’s just not inclusive enough.
“You see . . . when you say LGBT now you completely leave out those ...