BRITISH SNOWFLAKES: CAPITAL LETTERS MAY SCARE STUDENTS INTO FAILURE

IF YOU SHOULD HAPPEN TO BE A BRITISH SNOWFLAKE BETA MALE, I CERTAINLY HOPE MY USE OF ONLY CAPITAL LETTERS NOT ONLY TRIGGERS YOU, BUT ALSO SENDS YOU SCURRYING TO YOUR SAFE SPACE.

BUT IN ALL FAIRNESS, I’M GOING SOLEY ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STAFF OF ONE OF BRITAIN’S LEADING INSTITUTES OF HIGHER LEARNING. AND I DON’T MEAN ONE OF THOSE NAMBY-PAMBY LONDONTOWNE SCHOOLS

I’M TALKING ABOUT LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY. YES, THAT LEEDS. WORKING-CLASS LEEDS. THE LEEDS RHINKOS. THE WHO LIVE AT LEEDS.

Flocons de neige britanniques.

Now, back to at least a bit of reality for us regular people.

As reported by Will Metcalfe of Yahoo News UK, in a memo from the staff of Leeds Trinity’s journalism department, lecturers need to refrain from “writing to students using capital letters…”

Rationale? All caps just may “‘scare them into failure’ and instead suggested using a ‘friendly tone’ and avoiding the use of negative language.”

Also noted;

Critics have since slammed the memo, saying it is just aiding to the ‘snowflake’ generation being overindulged throughout their education – following incidents in Manchester and Kent.

The memo said: ‘Despite our best attempts to explain assessment tasks, any lack of clarity can generate anxiety and even discourage students from attempting the assessment at all.’

The Express reports that it goes on to say writing words in capital letters could make the assignment appear ‘more difficult’ – adding to anxieties.

A spokesperson for Leeds Trinity said the memo was guidance on how to explain tasks to students so they achieve their full potential.

The move is the latest in a string of incidents which have seen universities criticised for pandering to students.

The University of Manchester’s students’ union replaced applause with ‘jazz hands’ at one event to alleviate stress among the anxious and people with sensory issues.

Kent University last month was criticised for banning students wearing ‘offensive’ costumes, including cowboy outfits or sombreros, in case it affected students’ right to a ‘safe space’ at the institution.




Naked hazing: Univ. of Kansas cheerleaders busted

Someone in the Sunflower State has been very, very bad.

At least according to the findings of a University of Kansas internal investigation regarding allegations that freshman members of the cheer squad here hazed to the point of being ordered to strip for no other reason than to get the frosh would-be cheerleaders au natural.

As reported by the university’s Kansas State Collegian newspaper, “Two University of Kansas cheerleaders have come forward with details about an alleged ‘initiation’ hazing incident involving six first-year members of the cheer squad.”

According to the school’s paper, the alleged hazing took place on July 25, 2017, “during a camp for children in kindergarten through third grade.”

Also cited by The Collegian, once the day’s activities with the children came to an end, the alleged hazing took place in an abandoned house somewhere in the wilds of the Kansas plains;

Later, both sources said they were taken to a room where they were asked a series of questions, and if they answered a question incorrectly, they were told to remove an article of clothing.

“They questioned me, took off my clothes and put my blindfold back on,” one source said.

All six of the team’s new members were led, naked, into another room, one of the sources said.

“I remember getting put into a big laundry basket,” one said. “I was shaken around and stuff.”

Later, the source said she was moved to another room in the house.

“I had taken my blindfold off along with another girl sitting next to me,” she said, “and two alumni guys walked in and saw us naked.”

The girls were eventually separated into two groups.



“After that, they took two girls downstairs, they had been initiated,” a source said. “And then they took me and two other girls, put us in a room together and told us we are ugly, we don’t deserve to be on the team and our skills weren’t good enough. They sat us down with all the alumni and all returning cheerleaders.”

Both sources said they feel lasting effects from the incident.

“It greatly decreased my confidence and performance ability,” one said.

The other member said she will not be returning to KU because of the events that took place.

The results of the investigation has resulted in the entire cheer squad being placed on probation until September 26, 2018.

The latest college fad – Sex with plants

Are you passionate for your posies? Ready to shag a shrub? Any chance you’re horny for horticulture?

Then the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is the place for you.

You may also want to meet the University of Michigan’s Sarah Ensor, assistant professor of topics such as “Ecocriticism” and “Gender and Sexuality”.

For whatever bizarre reason, these particular classes come under the purview of the English Department, but I’ve quit trying to figure out the sanity of higher education in America ever since academia started granting Bachelor’s Degrees in Queer Studies.

Anyhow, as reported by Tom Ciccotta of Breitbart.com, Professor Ensor “published an academic journal article this month that argues that humans should establish erotic relationships with plants.”

But wait, it just gets weirder;

Ensor … begins by citing the “Ecosex Manifesto,” which was penned by UC Santa Cruz Professor Elizabeth Stephens. Breitbart News originally reported on Stephens and her “ecosex” movement in September. Then, Stephens was promoting her documentary in which she and others lick trees, roll around in mud, and engage in sexual acts with elements of nature.

Ensor begins her article by citing Stephens’ manifesto. “[Ecosexuals] make love with the earth… We shamelessly hug trees, massage the earth with our feet, and talk erotically to plants,” Stephens wrote.

And for the suckers parents picking-up the tab for their Soy-Boy or Hemale matriculating at the Land of the Big Blue, you can sleep well at night in the knowledge that Ensor is actually being paid to pen such “scholarly” papers with titles such as;

  • Relative Strangers: Contracting Kinship in the Queer Ecology Classroom
  • Queer Fallout: Samuel R. Delany and the Ecology of Cruising
  • Terminal Regions: Queer Ecocriticism at the End