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NY’s New School: Small Classroom Chairs Are a Microaggression

NY’s New School: Small Classroom Chairs Are a Microaggression

“Seats in the classroom / auditorium / office are too small for many people.”

The things to be outraged about just get sillier and sillier.

The College Fix reports:

Latest microaggression: Seats in the classroom that are ‘too small for many people’

Just when you thought all the possible microaggression scenarios humanly possible had been called out, more pop up.

The latest offensives to avoid come courtesy of The New School, a private university in New York City. It has published an extensive list of “microinsults,” “microassaults” and “microinvalidations” to avoid, including ones specific to academia, like this one:

“Seats in the classroom / auditorium / office are too small for many people.”

The declaration was highlighted by famed law Professor Jonathan Turley, who writes on his blog:

My problem with this new array of improper language and actions is that they are highly ambiguous and often depend on how they are received as opposed to how they are intended. There are valid concerns about language that insults or demeans others. However, microaggression rules are now being used to continue the crackdown on free speech on our campuses. What someone considers insulting can vary widely and the notion that students need to be actively protected from any slight can have an impact on the educational environment and mission.

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Comments

…. then what about airplanes?

Of course they’re a microaggression: they’re too small! Duh!

The first image that came to mind was Jake Blues (John Belushi) stuffed into one of those grade school chair/desk combinations as Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman was slapping him around with her pointer.

omg you guys are weightist!

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