At UNC, 'Christmas vacation' is now a microaggression
We are rapidly getting to the point where any word in the English language uttered by a white male within earshot of an oppressed minority will be considered a microaggression.
Here's the latest list of no-no words compiled by the University of North Carolina.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill issued a guide this week which instructs students that Christmas vacations and telling a woman “I love your shoes!” are “microagressions.”
The taxpayer-funded guide — entitled “Career corner: Understanding microaggressions” — also identifies golf outings and the words “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” as microagressions.
The UNC Chapel Hill guide, published on Thursday, covers a wide range of menacing microaggressions — which are everyday words that radical leftists have decided to be angry or frustrated about.
Christmas vacations are a microagression, the public university pontificates, because “academic calendars and encouraged vacations” which “are organized around major religious observances” centralize “the Christian faith” and diminish “non-Christian spiritual rituals and observances.”
Interestingly, the long break between semesters at UNC Chapel Hill for the 2016-2017 academic year will last from December 17 to January 10 — thus covering Christmas as well as the New Year’s Day of the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar is named for Pope Gregory XIII. The Roman Catholic Church introduced the calendar in 1582.
The microagression of liking shoes occurs when someone says “I love your shoes!” “to a woman in leadership during a Q & A after a speech.” So it’s a very specific microagression. The problem, the University of North Carolina document declares, is that the shoe admirer values appearances “more than” “intellectual contributions.”
Similarly, the public school pronounces, interrupting any woman who is speaking is a microagression.
Golf outings are also a microagression, the University of North Carolina says, because suggesting a “staff retreat at the country club” or even just “a round of golf” “assumes employees have the financial resources” to participate in the “fairly expensive and inaccessible sport.”
Since there's no reason to say "Christmas vacation," there's no need to take one. Public universities should be forced to change their semester break to late November and return in the middle of December. That way, they can schedule classes on both Christmas Day and New Year's. Opposition to saying "Christmas vacation" would collapse in about a minute.
Whoever wrote this tripe has never played golf. Public golf courses are usually subsidized and are both accessible and reasonably priced with discounts offered to students.
Is it possible this guide was written by a male? I have yet to meet any woman anywhere who isn't thrilled if someone compliments her on her taste in shoes.
I wonder if these people are aware that the 95% of us who are normal are laughing at them?