Women's college in Boston says 'God bless you' is a microaggression

Simmons College in Boston posted its social justice guidelines that included not saying "God bless you" when someone sneezes because it's a microaggression.

What's even more astonishing is that there must be a thousand of these "microaggressions," "microinvalidations," "microinsults," and "microassaults."

Washington Times:

On its website, the Simmons College library lists six "anti-oppression" categories – "anti-racism," "anti-transmisia," "anti-ableism," "anti-Islamomisia," "anti-sanism" and "anti-queermisia" – with which students should be familiar.

"This guide is intended to provide some general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion as well as information and resources for the social justice issues key to the Simmons College community," a description of the catalogue reads.

Under the "anti-Islamomisia" tab, students are warned that saying "God bless you" after a sneeze is to commit the microaggression, "Assumption of One's Own Religious Identity as the Norm."

Wishing someone "Merry Christmas" similarly "conveys one's perception that everyone is Christian or believes in God."

Another common "Islamomisic" microaggression is "telling someone that they are in the 'wrong' religion," the guidelines state.

The guidelines were first reported by The College Fix.

Under the "anti-racism" tab, students are warned against committing "colorblind racism" by saying "I don't see color. I just see people," "We're all just people" or "#AllLivesMatter."

"I don't care if you're black, white, green, or purple-polka-dotted!" is another example of colorblind racism, the guidelines state.

The "transmisia" tab warns students against using incorrect gender pronouns or otherwise "misgendering" their classmates.

You have to wonder if this is a parody of social justice guidelines.  There are so many of them – how can anyone remember them all? 

And if you're going to be accused of "transmisia," all students should be forced to wear a nametag with their gender so that students can avoid "misgendering" anyone.

It's like something out of a dystopian movie – a future where you can be executed for microaggressions and go to jail for "misgendering" someone.  But the good little fascists at Simmons College will do their best to conform, or someone is likely to report them to authorities for appropriate punishment.

Simmons College in Boston posted its social justice guidelines that included not saying "God bless you" when someone sneezes because it's a microaggression.

What's even more astonishing is that there must be a thousand of these "microaggressions," "microinvalidations," "microinsults," and "microassaults."

Washington Times:

On its website, the Simmons College library lists six "anti-oppression" categories – "anti-racism," "anti-transmisia," "anti-ableism," "anti-Islamomisia," "anti-sanism" and "anti-queermisia" – with which students should be familiar.

"This guide is intended to provide some general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion as well as information and resources for the social justice issues key to the Simmons College community," a description of the catalogue reads.

Under the "anti-Islamomisia" tab, students are warned that saying "God bless you" after a sneeze is to commit the microaggression, "Assumption of One's Own Religious Identity as the Norm."

Wishing someone "Merry Christmas" similarly "conveys one's perception that everyone is Christian or believes in God."

Another common "Islamomisic" microaggression is "telling someone that they are in the 'wrong' religion," the guidelines state.

The guidelines were first reported by The College Fix.

Under the "anti-racism" tab, students are warned against committing "colorblind racism" by saying "I don't see color. I just see people," "We're all just people" or "#AllLivesMatter."

"I don't care if you're black, white, green, or purple-polka-dotted!" is another example of colorblind racism, the guidelines state.

The "transmisia" tab warns students against using incorrect gender pronouns or otherwise "misgendering" their classmates.

You have to wonder if this is a parody of social justice guidelines.  There are so many of them – how can anyone remember them all? 

And if you're going to be accused of "transmisia," all students should be forced to wear a nametag with their gender so that students can avoid "misgendering" anyone.

It's like something out of a dystopian movie – a future where you can be executed for microaggressions and go to jail for "misgendering" someone.  But the good little fascists at Simmons College will do their best to conform, or someone is likely to report them to authorities for appropriate punishment.