Curated Clicks: What’s the Deal with Politically Correct Kids These Days?
We cut the crust off the Internet sandwich so you don’t have to.
COLLEGE STUDENTS THESE DAYS ARE FRAGILE FLOWERS
Do you think the point of college is to broaden students’ horizons and teach them how to navigate new ideas? You’re wrong. Today’s schools are all about safe spaces, trigger warnings and the death of free speech. Everything from classic English literature to Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy is now politically incorrect.
The Atlantic recently went in-depth to document this horrifyingly un-American phenomenon:
This new climate is slowly being institutionalized, and is affecting what can be said in the classroom, even as a basis for discussion. During the 2014–15 school year, for instance, the deans and department chairs at the 10 University of California system schools were presented by administrators at faculty leader-training sessions with examples of microaggressions. The list of offensive statements included: “America is the land of opportunity” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”
The Atlantic: The Coddling of the American Mind
Black girls are SLAYING magazine covers for the Fall 2015 season ? pic.twitter.com/EeDQHwYApw
— (◠‿◠✿) (@beyonseh) August 14, 2015
SEPTEMBER ISSUES GET GORGEOUSLY DIVERSE
“Heart eyes emoji” sums it up.
If you haven’t already noticed, black women are sort of killing it this September. Kerry Washington, Ciara, Beyoncé and Serena Williams are all gracing the September issue covers of major magazines. The last time this happened was probably never.
SOLVED: THE MYSTERY OF THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD MEDIA BLACKOUT
Viral videos are usually BuzzFeed’s bread and butter. But somehow not when they involve a trip into Planned Parenthood’s horrifying laboratory featuring baby parts in pie dishes.
The Federalist has a detailed account of Planned Parenthood coverage (that is, the lack thereof) and a major conflict of interest alert.
Journalists from several other organizations also received Planned Parenthood “Maggie” awards, named after Margaret Sanger, the racist, eugenicist, Hitler-supporting founder of Planned Parenthood.
This Yahoo! Health editor received an award just hours after she published this story about how those multi-state and federal investigations of Planned Parenthood are like, totally, not a big deal you guys:
— Jen Gerson Uffalussy (@jennyalyse) August 19, 2015
More than a dozen additional journalists also received awards yesterday from the nation’s largest abortion provider and unborn baby organ harvester. It would appear that the only thing Planned Parenthood enjoys more than harvesting baby parts to sell is rewarding activists with bylines for their work in snuffing out news coverage before it even leaves the cradle.
A few more bites:
“I met him, I thought: ‘O.K., here’s this dude. He’s not really what I was thinking about as a roommate type. He’s a lot older than I am. I was just off the plane. I had never been to the United States before. He’s a New Yorker. He’s an actor. He’s really out there.’” – Kerry Ryan, the heroine in this charming New York Times piece headlined “She Answered His Ad for a Roommate, Moved In and Never Left”
“I get it if you are tired of politicians, a Republican progressive, or you are only about winning. Perhaps you are angry and you just want to make someone pay or just want something done and you don’t care how it gets done, but what PRINCIPLES does he have that they are attracted to? I really want to understand.” – Glenn Beck puzzles over the Donald Trump appeal, via the Washington Examiner
“[I’m ready to] drink my way across Iowa.” – Hillary Clinton as quoted by the Associated Press earlier this year, via New York Magazine‘s “8 Actually Spontaneous Moments from Hillary’s First Day in Iowa”