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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