Monday, April 01, 2024

College tries to stop Microaggressions

Russell Group universities have told staff and students that saying “the most qualified person should get the job” is a “microaggression”.

At least five universities have issued guidance or training courses on how to eliminate “microaggression”, which are defined as subtle or indirect forms of discrimination.

Guidance from the University of Glasgow and the engineering department of Imperial College London states that saying “the most qualified person should get the job” is an example of a microaggression.

Take away free speech, and here is what can happen:
A pregnant woman is facing seven years behind bars for slamming tomato puree on Facebook.

Chioma Okoli, 39, a businesswoman from Lagos, is facing criminal prosecution and being sued after she said a renowned brand of canned tomato puree was too sweet.

There will always be microaggressions.

These stories are not jokes.

1 comment:

CFT said...

Another bullshit term for bullshit people. Microaggression. The word literally means 'that which I don't wish to allow others to say because it hurts my fee-fees, since my hurt fee-fees are more important than literally anything else, up to and including truth, competency, and freedom itself.'

There are a lot of very thin skinned people out there who actually enjoy being offended, as being offended is almost their entire fragile protected identity. I'm completely OK with such people being offended...frequently if possible. The Constitution honors the freedom of speech as being the utmost important, not the freedom from speech because it hurts one's precious sensabilities.