02 Sep “Oppressive” Words: What You can’t say
It’s apparent that an education received at a liberal university is more a matter of indoctrination in social justice rather than an effort to help young people grow into learned adults. Sometimes this indoctrination seems so far from reality that I think the students couldn’t possibly be duped. Yet, more bizarre teachings in the name of social justice continue to grow and merge into the rest of society.
Several Professors at Washington State University have included in their syllabuses a ban on using “oppressive” words. The syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class states that if students mention or write words such as: the man, illegals, illegal aliens, colored people, tranny and most bizarre, the words male and female, they could fail an assignment, the course, or be removed from the classroom.
Ironically, in another class, Professor Michael Johnson Jr.’s syllabus says, “Reflect your grasp of history and social relations by respecting shy and quiet classmates, and by deferring to the experiences of people of color.”
I am not sure when male and female became so offensive that a women’s studies professor would feel it necessary to flunk a student from speaking and writing the very words that distinguish between the genders. Wouldn’t women’s studies then be oppressive?
Fortunately there’s some sane people that have made some excellent satirical pieces that can help us think about the consequences of this liberal doctrine while making us laugh at the same time.