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Simmons College Librarians Discover New Form of Microaggression

Simmons College Librarians Discover New Form of Microaggression

“They are structurally based and invoke oppressive systems of a (cis)gender hierarchy.”

Once every month or so, there is a story about academic librarians and microaggressions. This is not a coincidence. Someone on the left has decided to tie this profession to the concept.

Campus Reform reports:

College librarians discover new ‘transmisic microaggressions’

Simmons College librarians are warning against “transmisic microaggressions” in a new guide arguing that cisgender people are “fragile” and “defensive.”

The “Anti-Transmisia” guide seeks to resist the “systemized discrimination or antagonism directed against transgender/nonbinary/genderqueer/agender persons,” explaining that it is a form of hatred “rooted in a desire to maintain the gender binary.”

The gender binary, the librarians argue, is a social construction that causes so-called transmisia and “obscures the reality of the spectrum and fluidity of gender and marginalizes the identities and experiences of persons whose gender does not align with their birth-assigned sex.”

To that end, the librarians worry that people will intentionally or unintentionally commit “transmisic microaggressions,” which they suggest “communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults in relation to gender, gender identity, and/or gender expression.”

“They are structurally based and invoke oppressive systems of a (cis)gender hierarchy. Transmisic Microinvalidations, Microinsults, [and] Microassaults are specific types of microaggressions,” they add.

The guide also links transmisia to the “cis fragility” of people who aren’t transgender, meaning transmisia causes “cis fragility.”

“Cis fragility…is rooted in a desire to restore and reproduce cisnormativity,” the guide explains, adding that this results in non-trans people developing a “lack of stamina” that leads to a tendency to become angry and defensive during conversations about transgender issues.


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Isn’t being a librarian in and of itself a microaggression? I mean they are always shushing people!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to healthguyfsu. | February 23, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Same thing with theater ushers; they are always telling people to ‘ush!

    Being serious: when was the last time any librarian had the guts to tell someone to shush?

Oversoul Of Dusk | February 23, 2018 at 10:43 am

I was recently informed that “gobbledegook” is an offensive word. So I don’t know how to describe the stuff the librarians are spouting.

Now librarians are anti science. There are only 2 sexes. It is not a social construct. They sound cisterical to me.

johnnycab23513 | February 23, 2018 at 1:14 pm

People are not naturally fragile. Liberal policies designed to control is have made some that way.

To all gender-confused humans: you do not have the right to not be offended. I accept the offense to me by your very existence.

You don’t like getting beaten up by Antifa thugs? You’re just “assault fragile” and seeking to “restore and reproduce assault normativity”, making you get angry and defensive when discussing assault. With this language template no behavior is out of bounds, and anybody who objects is “fragile” and “defensive”. Their objections have no merits worth discussing, because objecting is by definition meritless.

As a “cisgendered” individual, I’m feeling very macroagressed against by this. They should address that immediately to spare my feelings!

If you aren’t being offended by someone then you aren’t paying attention. It is a matter of how you react to those perceived, but probably not actual, “offenses” that determines who you are.

Moron or Master? Sheep or Shepherd? Lobster or Duck?