March 24, 2015

Clapping is now 'triggering', 'jazz hands' and other bizarre things from the NUS Women Students' Conference

Rebel Staff

Clapping is now offensive.

The National Union of Students Women's Campaign is hosting a conference and it's going viral for all the wrong reasons. According to the NUS website: NUS Women Students' Conference is the head policy making body of Women Students. Delegates are elected from each local Students’ Union that is an affiliated member of NUS to represent students’ views on a National level.

During the conference, the NUS Women's Campaign Twitter account took issue with the amount of clapping going on.

“Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping, as it's triggering anxiety. Please be mindful!” read the Tweet which has since been retweeted over 900 times.

What if someone born without hands and dislikes jazz somehow finds 'jazz hands' triggering? Then what? Better create a safer safe space!

Other weird things include certain motions such as the one screen grabbed.

You can see a full list of motions here.

This, of course, comes as Judith Shulevitz of the New York Times wrote about a 'safe space' created for those feeling 'triggered' by a libertarian speaker criticizing 'rape culture'.

Apparently, "bringing in a speaker like that could serve to invalidate people’s experiences" could be 'damaging'.

According to the article, “The room was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma.”

Has the world gone crazy?

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commented 2015-03-25 19:06:26 -0400
Proof they are educated beyond their level of intelligence. And their votes count.
commented 2015-03-25 13:40:18 -0400
Yes, the world has been upside-down for decades. None of these appalling items surprise me. For a change of pace, how about an item now and again about technology? I recently heard (read in a letter to me, in truth) about a process of adding air bubbles to the metal of bumpers on vehicles to disperse the effects of collisions. That sounds amazing. And it is in Ontario where most of you are.
commented 2015-03-25 09:27:19 -0400
And The National Union of Students Women’s Campaign response to the islamists who want to install sharia in Canada and who champion segregation of men and women would be . .. .. .. . .. …. . . .. .. .. . . ?
Oh that’s right, other than ignorant silence, it would be ‘jazz hands’.

commented 2015-03-25 00:18:32 -0400
Somebody stop this crazy train right now! It is high time for all those crazy progressive goofs to be kicked out of the feeding trough. Those “Unions” and LGBT groups need to be reigned in. I don’t give half a cracker what any consenting adults do in the privacy of their home, just get it out of my face! You don’t see me forcing my sexuality in their face and if some white dude thinks he is a black woman on the inside, how does that hurt anyone? There is NO SUCH THING as WHITE PRIVILEGE or male PRIVILEGE in Canada!!!! Try being a middle aged white male and go look for a job! Affirmative action will ensure you are at the bottom of the list! >.<
commented 2015-03-24 22:48:27 -0400
How do you roll your eyes, sigh and shake your head in disbelief and resignation at the profound stupidity in a posted comment? I guess you’ll just have to imagine me doing it… OK, go ahead… are you imagining it? Oh, wait! You don’t know what I look like. I’m fat, old and bald… OK, now imagine it! Got it? Good! Man, the world has gone NUT!!! I’m glad I’m closer to the end than the beginning.
commented 2015-03-24 20:53:02 -0400
You do not have autism. You do not get to own hand flapping or jazz hands as you denigratingly call it.

Geez Louise!
commented 2015-03-24 20:07:20 -0400
BAAAAAhahahahahaha!! Hey Lefty’s, what happened to “self-identifying”?? Thinking twice on that now? LOL!!
This conflict was, of course, inevitable, as when you base everything on “feelings”, rather than common sense, policies are bound to smash into each other like a Hadron Collider. LOL!!!
commented 2015-03-24 19:59:45 -0400
Loved Dennis Krupski comment!! The best ever! Universities are becoming more and more pathetic and irrelevant, especially the humanities program. As Ezra said once, be careful when a program title ends in “…studies.” So I’m glad I graduated 25 years ago, a time we had to study or fail. Of course there were some ‘professional’ students that never graduated, but they were few.
commented 2015-03-24 19:31:53 -0400
This is what you get from the university -ism courses, obviously they have to come up with new feel-good concepts that are based on pixie dust and Leprechaun farts!
commented 2015-03-24 19:30:00 -0400
“Has the world gone crazy?”

commented 2015-03-24 19:28:49 -0400
They are out there…and Obama wants them to have a vote. be afraid.
commented 2015-03-24 18:43:21 -0400
I was quite sure at first glance that the hashtag they used read #nutswomen15 … After reading the full page, I think perhaps that would have been a better one than the one used.
commented 2015-03-24 18:23:05 -0400
The world has BEEN crazy for a long time now. Social media just brings it to the fore………. ugh.