Saturday, August 8, 2015

P.C. Killed the Campus Comedy Star

Caitlyn Flanagan of The Atlantic pens the obit, observing that university yuks are a casualty of some firmly-held, not to mention knee-jerk, beliefs:
These beliefs included, but were in no way limited to, the following: women, as a group, should never be made to feel uncomfortable; people whose sexual orientation falls beyond the spectrum of heterosexuality must be reassured of their special value; racial injustice is best addressed in tones of bitter anguish or inspirational calls to action; Muslims are friendly helpers whom we should cherish; and belonging to any potentially “marginalized” community involves a crippling hypersensitivity that must always be respected.
Hey, at least you can still tell jokes about Donald Trump's hair, right?

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