A Leftist wants to put people in camps? Well I never!
I thought universities were America’s pre-schools for adults…
Katherine Byron, a senior at Brown University and a member of its Sexual Assault Task Force, considers it her duty to make Brown a safe place for rape victims, free from anything that might prompt memories of trauma. So when she heard last fall that a student group had organized a debate about campus sexual assault between Jessica Valenti, the founder of feministing.com, and Wendy McElroy, a libertarian, and that Ms. McElroy was likely to criticize the term “rape culture,” Ms. Byron was alarmed. “Bringing in a speaker like that could serve to invalidate people’s experiences,” she told me. It could be “damaging.” Ms. Byron and some fellow task force members secured a meeting with administrators. Not long after, Brown’s president, Christina H. Paxson, announced that the university would hold a simultaneous, competing talk to provide “research and facts” about “the role of culture in sexual assault.” Meanwhile, student volunteers put up posters advertising that a “safe space” would be available for anyone who found the debate too upsetting.
The safe space, Ms. Byron explained, was intended to give people who might find comments “troubling” or “triggering,” a place to recuperate. The room was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma. Emma Hall, a junior, rape survivor and “sexual assault peer educator” who helped set up the room and worked in it during the debate, estimates that a couple of dozen people used it. At one point she went to the lecture hall — it was packed — but after a while, she had to return to the safe space. “I was feeling bombarded by a lot of viewpoints that really go against my dearly and closely held beliefs,” Ms. Hall said.
Emphasis mine. TRIGGER WARNING: THAT’S WHAT COLLEGE IS FOR, YOU FUCKING LOON!
…but apparently that’s not enough. Adults are now paying up to $1,000 to go back to pre-school and play with Play-Doh and finger paint. Is there a more perfect encapsulation of Obama’s America? Perpetual childhood, folks. This is where we are now as a society.
Getting in touch with your inner child has never been so expensive. The Brooklyn-based Preschool Mastermind, as it’s called, is a preschool-type experience for adults. No, really. And according to its founder, there’s show-and-tell, arts-and-crafts such as finger paint, games (think musical chairs) and even naps…Next week there’s a field trip. Then the last week of class is “parent day” when the students bring two adults of their choice to class. One woman is actually bringing her parents.
Please click on that link to see the pictures. You have to see the pictures. The bad news for ISIS is it’s hard to kill a society that’s this determined to commit suicide.
Agree with this by John Nolte and this by Jon Gabriel re: Starbucks idiotic “Race Together” campaign. Those of us who live in Real America, rather than Gentry Liberal America, don’t categorize our friends by race, sexual orientation, etc. THEY’RE JUST OUR FRIENDS. When I go to Whole Foods or Starbucks, I don’t see a black person as a novelty. I see them as a fellow human standing in line with me buying their groceries or their coffee. Out here in Real America we manage to simply co-exist with people who don’t look like us, no drama or discomfort involved.
Eric Schmidt: Google turns away 999 job applicants for each hire. But we desperately need more H1B visas!
Be sure to discuss this with your Starbucks barista tomorrow. I’m sure Obama will be making a statement about it shortly.
Petraeus is 100 percent correct.
Smug government plan fails spectacularly (duh); Lefties conclude it just wasn’t tyrannical enough, natch.
Shocking: Obama – get this – lied to a federal judge and may now be sanctioned.
I repeat, there is not a shred of evidence Khamenei has issued a fatwa against nukes, nor that it would restrain the regime if he had.
Yeah, it’s kind of the minority party’s job to be the “party of no.” I don’t know why this is such a fucking revelation to some people. (And yes, the Democrats – who started the “party of no” “obstructionist” garbage talk – absolutely deserve to have their faces shoved into their own poo now.)
There’s so much contradiction in this article about climate change it almost reads like a parody.
Scientist: “It’s unclear.”
Lefty ‘I Fucking Love Science!!’ writer: “No, it’s definitely happening.”
The UN is a horrible joke that should be burned to the ground, Part Infinity.
Dumb Democrat comes up with dumbest solution possible to protect children like Tamir Rice: make them criminals by outlawing toy guns!
Thoughts/prayers for this child. Hope they can get him out of that wretched camp ASAP.
Your feel good story of the day.