So ‘Physically Average Privilege’ Is a Thing Now
According to an article in the social-justice blog Everyday Feminism, being “physically average” is now another “privileged class.”
In an article titled “3 Unfair Ways Being Perceived as Physically Average Privileges and Protects You,” Rebecca Lays explains that although the social-justice ...
Pomona Students: ‘Truth . . . Is a Myth and White Supremacy’
A group of students at Pomona College wrote an open letter to the school’s outgoing president claiming that “the idea that there is a single truth . . . is a myth and white supremacy,” according to a report by The Claremont ...
Harvard Activists Say They're So Sorry for Posting Fake Deportation Notices
A group of activists at Harvard University have apologized for posting fake deportation notices in dorm rooms, explaining that they were simply trying to get people to think about how bad deportation is.
“We regret to inform you that a ...
Another College Stops Using the Word ‘Master’ Because of Slavery ‘Connotation’
Rice University has decided to stop using the term “master” to describe the heads of its residential colleges over concerns that the word is associated with slavery.
The school will instead use the term “magister,” a classical Latin word meaning “...
U.K. Bans Body-Positive Video Game Ad for Sexually Objectifying Women
The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a video-game ad featuring plus-sized models wearing swimsuits on the grounds that it “sexually objectified women.”
In case you’re not familiar with U.K. law, its ASA has the ...
Boston Globe Asks ‘What’s With’ Melania Trump Crossing Her Arms in White House Photo
On Tuesday, the Boston Globe published an article examining Melania Trump’s official White House photo, and promoted it with a tweet asking: “So what’s with the crossed arms?”
The White House released an official portrait of Melania Trump. ...
No, It Wasn’t ‘Racist’ or ‘Sexist’ for Sean Spicer to Tell a Reporter to Stop Shaking Her Head
People are accusing White House press secretary Sean Spicer of being “racist” and “sexist” for telling a reporter to stop shaking her head — because the reporter was black and female, and apparently any criticism of anyone with these attributes automatically ...
Pulling Your Hair Back with Bobby Pins a Certain Way Deemed ‘Cultural Appropriation’
An Instagram post showed Kim Kardashian with her hair pulled back into a bun using a headband of bobby pins – and the Internet is freaking out that it’s appropriating Caribbean culture.
Kardashian’s stylist, Chris Appleton, posted the photo ...
United Employees Had Every Right to Bar the Leggings-Wearing Girls from Flying
People are freaking out about United Airlines refusing to board three young girls, who were flying for free as pass travelers, on Sunday morning because they were wearing leggings — calling it a sexist, ridiculous, and unfair decision.
Controversy broke out ...
College ‘Diversity Council’ Admits to Posting Fake Racist Flyers On Campus
The Diversity Leadership Council at Gustavus Adolphus College admits that it — with the help of other social-justice groups — planted fake racist flyers on campus “to educate” people about racism.
The flyers, according to a photo obtained by Campus Reform, stated:
Students Allegedly Assaulted White Girls because Their Braids Were ‘Cultural Appropriation’
A Hampshire College student has pleaded “not guilty” to charges related to the alleged physical assault of a white basketball player over the fact that her braids were “cultural appropriation,” and I just have to ask: What happens inside of ...
NDP Candidate Removes Post with Beyoncé Lyrics after Cultural Appropriation Accusations
New Democratic party candidate Niki Ashton has deleted her social-media posts containing Beyoncé lyrics because a Twitter account attributed to Vancouver’s Black Lives Matter said that using those lyrics was “appropriating black culture.”
Ashton had posted “Like Beyoncé says, ...
High-School Kids Slammed for Wearing USA-Themed Attire to a Basketball Game
Students at Valley High School in Iowa wore USA-themed gear during a basketball game — and fans of the opposing team, Des Moines North High School, are saying that was offensive.
According to local news source KCCI, Valley fans say that ...
Campus-Wide E-mail Tells White Girls to Stop Wearing Hoop Earrings Because It’s Cultural Appropriation
A resident assistant at Pitzer College sent out an email to the entire school about how upset she was seeing white girls in hoop earrings because it’s culturally offensive to “[t]he black and brown bodies who typically wear ...
‘March for Science’ Attempts ‘Female’ Outreach — Only to Offend People over Use of the Word ‘Female’
An environmentalist group, March for Science, posted a tweet asking “female[s]” who had changed their minds about engineering careers to offer suggestions for how to make the field more welcoming to women — only to end up having to apologize ...
Someone with ‘Microaggressions Bystander’ Training Would Be the Worst to Hang Out With
Illinois State University is now offering a “bystander training program on microaggressions” — and I could not possibly think of a more intolerable person to hang out with than someone who is a microaggressions bystander.
The purpose of the program, according ...
Study: Overweight British Patients Get Offended if the Doctor Suggests a Diet
A recent survey of British general practitioners found that one in three of them claims to have upset an overweight patient by suggesting that it is not healthy to be overweight.
The poll was conducted by Pulse magazine and surveyed 1,141 ...
People Are Furious over ‘Sexist’ Statue of A Christmas Story Leg Lamp
People are sounding off on Facebook because the city of Lakeland, Fla., put up a statue of the leg lamp in A Christmas Story, saying that it’s “sexist” and “sick” and that it’s going to hurt the children ...
MSU to Ban Whiteboards from Dorm Doors to Reduce Bullying
Michigan State University plans to ban whiteboards from its dorm-room doors starting next semester to stop students from using them as ways to bully other students, according to an article in the Detroit News.
Kat Cooper, the director of university ...
Cosmo: ‘Boyfriends of Instagram’ Page Is Sexist
According to a piece on Cosmopolitan.com, the “Boyfriends of Instagram” Instagram page — which features shots of dudes taking pictures of their girlfriends — is “sexist garbage” because apparently, no one is allowed to have any fun anymore ever.
“The newest ...
Student Op-Ed: ‘Microaggressions Lead to Mass Shootings'
An op-ed titled “How Microaggressions Lead to Mass Shootings” appeared in the official student newspaper of Quebec’s Concordia University on Tuesday, asking people to think about how their insensitive remarks might be leading to murder.
In the piece, student ...
College to Host Workshop on Anti-Bias Training for Toddlers
Evergreen State College is planning to host a workshop “to help family members interested in anti-bias education for children ages 3-6.”
The program, called “A is for Anti-Bias,” is scheduled for Feb. 17, according to a description of the event on ...
UC Berkeley Alumna: It ‘Is a Violent Act’ to Say Protests Should Be Peaceful
An alumna of the University of California–Berkeley is defending the anarchists who used violence to protest a planned Milo Yiannopoulos speech on campus last week, calling it an “act of violence” to demand that these protests be peaceful.
Brown Accused of Sexism for Gym Dress Code That’s Exactly the Same for Men as for Women
Two Rhode Island School of Design students were kicked out of Brown University’s gym for wearing midriff-baring gear, and now they’re insisting that the dress code is sexist — even though the rules are exactly the same for men ...
Flyers at U Kansas: ‘Make America Great Again’ is ‘Coded’ ‘Neo-Nazi Language’
Flyers have popped up around the University of Kansas campus warning students that “neo-nazis and hate groups will use coded language to avoid being called what they are” — and that “Make America Great Again” is an example of this language.
SJW Blog: The Vagina Imagery at the Women’s March Was Offensive to Women Without Vaginas
You may think that the only people who’d be bothered by vagina-related imagery at the Women’s March on Washington would be puritanical conservatives, but it turns out that some of the social-justice crowd is upset, too — because, apparently, ...
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 ...
Fundraiser for Vets Cancelled over Concerns That ‘Bad(minton) and Boujee’ Title Was Cultural Appropriation
An American University fraternity’s fundraiser for veterans has been canceled over concerns that the name — “Bad(minton) and Boujee” — might be “cultural appropriation.”
The fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu, told Campus Reform that it had planned a badminton fundraiser for ...
HuffPo Fell for a Hoax Piece Demanding That White Men Lose Voting Rights
The Huffington Post South Africa defended publishing a controversial piece — which argued that white men should lose the right to vote — only for it to turn out to be a hoax written by a troll under a fake identity.
Op Ed: Hearing Instructors in Sign-Language Classes Is ‘Cultural Appropriation’
The president of the Quad-Cities Deaf Club, which serves northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa, penned an op-ed claiming that hearing people teaching American Sign Language classes amounts to a form of “cultural appropriation.”
Dirk Hillard wrote the op-ed in response ...
Clemson Diversity Training: Expecting People to Arrive on Time Is Culturally Insensitive
According to materials from a diversity-training course at Clemson University, it’s culturally insensitive to expect people to show up on time because “time may be considered fluid” in some cultures.
Clemson’s “Diversity Benefits for Higher Education” initiative — which ...
College Op-Ed: We Have to Make Veganism ‘Intersectional’
According to an op-ed by a University of Texas–Austin student, modern veganism is too focused on rich, white-people vegans, and it needs to become more intersectional and inclusive.
In an article titled “Vegans must feed everyone, not just wealthy ...
Stanford Accepts Student Who Just Wrote ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ 100 Times as His Answer to an Application Question
A high-school student from New Jersey answered the Stanford University application question, “What matters to you, and why?” by simply writing “#BlackLivesMatter” 100 times, without any explanation — and he was accepted to the school.
After being accepted, Ziad Ahmed of Princeton ...
Five-Year-Old Suspended for Playing with Gun-Shaped Stick
A five-year-old girl was suspended from her North Carolina elementary school for playing a game with a stick that looked like a gun, according to her mother.
Brandy Miller, the girl’s mother, told WRAL.com that her daughter Caitlin ...
No-White-Girls-In-Hoops Student Crusaders Now Slamming School Newspaper for Covering Their Crusade
Three Pitzer College students are slamming a school newspaper, the Claremont Independent, for publishing an article about their crusade against white girls wearing hoop earrings after people on the Internet attacked them for their opinion.
In case you aren’t ...
Mother Claims Her Four-Year-Old Was Suspended for Bringing a Shell Casing to School
A preschool in Illinois suspended a four-year-old boy for a week because he brought a spent shell casing to school, according to a Facebook post by the boy’s mother.
The mother, Kristy Jackson, explained that her son had been ...
Columnist: It Should Be Illegal to Be a Stay-at-Home-Mom with School-age Kids
A columnist for the Daily Telegraph wrote a piece actually suggesting that Australia make it illegal to be a stay-at-home parent once your kids are old enough to go to school.
“Rather than wail about the supposed liberation in a ...
Wonder Woman Absolutely Should Not Have Armpit Hair, Sorry
Wonder Woman doesn’t even come out until June, but people are already complaining that the movie is not feminist enough, because the superhero is conforming to unrealistic, patriarchal beauty standards by not having visible armpit hair.
The trailer for ...
Student Who Claimed Her Face Was Scratched in a Pro-Trump Hate Crime Now Admits She Scratched It Herself
A University of Michigan student who had reported that a man scratched her face with her anti–Donald Trump pin in a pro-Trump hate crime has just pleaded guilty to one count of a false report of a misdemeanor for ...
University Specialist: Girls Need Safe Spaces to Be Able to Do Science
According to one specialist, girls ages 10–14 need a safe space to study science in order to be as successful in the STEM fields as males.
“We need to provide a non-judgmental bridge period until girls are confident enough to embrace ...
City Installs 'Female' Traffic Signals for Equality, Gets Slammed for Stereotyping Women as Skirt-Wearing
The city of Melbourne, Australia, has started installing dress-wearing, “female” traffic signals in the name of gender equality, and now they’re being hit for perpetuating the sexist idea that women should wear dresses.
According to an article in the ...
University Language Guide Deems ‘Homosexual’ and ‘Housewife’ to Be Offensive Terms
Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales is instructing its students and teachers to not use “potentially discriminatory” words like “homosexual” and “housewife.”
There are a total of 34 no-no words listed on the school’s “Code of Practice on Using Inclusive Language” ...
Student Op Ed: It Is Offensive to Wear a Choker without Knowing the Cultural History of Chokers
According to a Western European student at the University of Washington, the choker-necklace trend in the U.S. is cultural appropriation, and girls should learn the history of the necklaces before wearing them.
In a piece for the school’s ...
British Politician: I Did Not Have Cake at My Wedding to Fight the Patriarchy
British Labour Party politician Harriet Harman is bragging that she and her husband did not have cake, guests, or photos at their 1982 wedding — because having those things would have propped up the patriarchy.
“There are no photos of my wedding, ...
HuffPo Writer: I’m Not Exactly Really White because My Boyfriend’s Not White
A freelance writer wrote a column for the Huffington Post explaining that he “sort of” no longer identifies as white because his boyfriend is not white and he understands the experience of nonwhite people more than other white people do.
Yale Students Are Offended — Calhoun College's Name Was Changed to Honor a White Woman
People were complaining that Yale University’s John Calhoun College was named after a slave owner, so they changed it to “Grace Hopper College,” in honor of the female computer scientist and rear admiral — but some people are still upset, ...
Students Wearing White Pins as a Reminder of the ‘Oppression’ of White Privilege
Students at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania are wearing white, puzzle-piece-shaped pins for a month to remind themselves of white privilege.
The project is being sponsored by the school’s chapter of College Democrats, which will continue to distribute the pins ...
SJW Internet Publishes a Guide to Being as Many Genders as You Want without Culturally Appropriating
In case you’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about all of the different genders, and wondering if any of your or your friends’ many genders might be cultural appropriation, there’s a piece making the rounds on ...
Authors Are Employing ‘Sensitivity Readers’ To Problematic-Proof Their Novels
According to a piece in Slate, novelists are now employing “sensitivity readers“ in an attempt to avoid representing characters from other communities in an inaccurate or offensive way.
The article highlights one particular group, “Writing in the Margins,” whose website ...
Campus Capitalist Group: We Were Denied Official Status Over Concerns We Make People Feel ‘Unsafe’
The student senate at Santa Clara University has voted against giving official status to the school’s chapter of Turning Point USA after concerns were raised that approving the pro-capitalism group would be “against [the students'] humanity.”
According to the ...
Student Op-Ed: Some Eyebrows Are Cultural Appropriation
According to a piece written by a student at Louisiana State University, white women styling their eyebrows to make them look fuller is an example of cultural appropriation.
“Current American eyebrow culture also shows a prime example of the cultural ...
College Student Reports KKK Sighting but It Turned Out to Be a Sheet on Lab Equipment
A student at Bowling Green State University posted footage of what she claimed was a KKK meeting taking place on campus — but it turned out to be a sheet covering a piece of lab equipment.
Twitter user @autumpatrice exposed the “...
Why Are People Taking Medical Advice from Gwyneth Paltrow?
In case you haven’t slammed your head against a wall today, I’m here to report that Gwyneth Paltrow’s “lifestyle publication,” Goop, is now telling women to put $66 egg-shaped jade gemstones into their vaginas to increase “chi, orgasms, ...
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 ...