Thursday, April 27, 2017

UK: Snowflake comment of the week

(London) The National Union of Students (NUS) in the UK isn't known for promoting common sense values. Its repertoire of stupidity includes:

A Mexican restaurant was banned from handing out sombreros to freshers by student union officials at the University of East Anglia last year. Staff at Pedro’s Tex Mex Cantina said they were “celebrating the culture“ at freshers’ fair, but were told they were breaking the union’s equality regulations by promoting racist imagery and cultural appropriation.

The NUS refused to pass a motion condemning ISIS for fears it could condemn Muslims as a whole. The motion asked students “to boycott anyone found to be funding the IS or supplying them with goods, training, travel or soldiers,” which newly elected president Malia Bouattia argued could encourage the suppression and surveillance of Muslims.

An NUS motion said: “Misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia are often present in LGBT+ societies,” blaming “cis gay men” in particular.  It advised university LGBT+ societies to drop the gay men’s rep, as they were not a marginalised group within the LGBT movement.

However my favourite is this stupid infantile statement:
Which is why they tweeted this the other day: