Forget Christmas Parties, now even 'Holiday Parties' are being targeted by political correctness.
InfoWars reports that Texas Woman’s University has warned students that describing Christmas parties as “Holiday” parties is now not politically correct enough. They have suggested the term 'end of semester' party be used instead.
An advisory for the school titled “Tips to plan an all-inclusive, multicultural holiday party at the office” reads like some sort of parody, but it's real. In it, Mark Kessler, professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University provides ways to make a party more 'inclusive'.
He suggests “Consider naming the party, if it is scheduled for December, without using the word "holiday." “Holiday” connotes religious tradition and may not apply to all employees....For a business office, an “end of (fiscal) year” party may be more appropriate.”
Can you actually imagine attending an “end of fiscal year” party? Sounds boring.
He goes on to say “Avoid religious symbolism, such as Santa Claus, evergreen trees or a red nosed reindeer, which are associated with Christmas traditions, when sending out announcements or decorating for the party.”
What about food? That's covered too. “Plan a menu that does not symbolize a particular religious holiday (for example, red and green sugar cookies shaped like Christmas trees). But don’t forget to consider menu items that reflect dietary preferences and requirements of non-majority groups in your organization,” the guide states.
Oh, and don't forget music! Kessler suggests you “choose a multicultural playlist that reflects all faith traditions.”
Yea, here's a better idea if everything has to be politically correct. Don't throw a party. Just stay home.