It should have been a Kodak moment at the New York City Marathon when Dennis Galvin hopped over the spectator barrier, dropped to one knee, and proposed to his long-time girlfriend Kaitlyn Curran as she approached Mile 16 near the Queensboro Bridge.
Curran received a most welcome surprise as Galvin proposed to her. The New Jersey nurse enthusiastically said yes, and with her ring finger now adorned with a diamond, she bolted off to finish the marathon.
CBS News covered it, and everybody lived happily ever after, right?
Well, no, because even though Curran and Galvin are the only two people with skin in this game, social justice warriors, feminists and all the like-minded took to the internet to vent, claiming Galvin had no right to interfere with Miss Curran’s marathon moment because his stunt added precious seconds to her time.
Apparently, this makes him a misogynist.
Today, we have entire battalions of SJWs out there who subscribe to the mantra of, “I exist therefore I am offended.”
This brings to mind the ongoing controversy over the Washington Redskins nickname and logo that we’re told must be eradicated out of respect for natives, yet, a 2016 poll commissioned by the Washington Post revealed that 90 per cent of American Indians disagreed.
Whether it’s a surprise marriage proposal or a football team nickname, the underlying message from the SJW set is clear, namely, if you and I and the majority of reasonable people are too damn stupid to know when we’re being offended, well Generation Snowflake will get offended for us.
Thanks, guys. How can we ever cope without you and your moral compasses!