October can be spooky, but this year it’s downright terrifying at the University of Florida.
With the haunted holiday right around the corner, the administration at UFL wants students to be on the lookout for…offensive Halloween costumes. Increasingly, safe space ideology, absurd on its own, is creeping into every aspect of collegiate and American life.
The warning memo, as published by Gator Times:
Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people. The University of Florida’s Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Social Justice Statement reminds us that UF fosters a community that values and respects diversity. An inclusive definition of diversity recognizes the variety of personal and social experiences that make individuals and communities different from one another.
If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available. Please take advantage of the 7 day a week presence of the U Matter, We Care program at the University of Florida by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, there is a 24/7 counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center available to speak by phone at 352-392-1575. Lastly, the Bias Education and Response Team at the University of Florida is able to respond to any reported incidents of bias, to educate those that were involved, and to provide support by connecting those that were impacted to the appropriate services and resources.
Oh, no. Not costumes which perpetuate stereotypes or – gasp – any bias?! The absolute horror.
Sensitive liberals on college campuses nationwide are here to kill fun in all its forms. No longer are students allowed to enjoy dressing up one day a year in costumes. Instead, they must be careful about what they’re wearing and consider whether or not it will cause any emotional distress for another person. After all, their $18.99 costume from Walmart may just be the reason some poor snowflake seeks out a university counselor.
It is entirely unclear how these students are supposed to enter the world of adults, bosses, deadlines, and mortgages if they lack basic coping skills. However, Halloween costumes for dogs were just declared sexist, so they might fit right in.
Free speech seems to be on its way out on college campuses and in suburbia. Really, if there is any problem I have with Halloween costumes, it’s the lack of creativity. Trashy policewoman and trashy Bavarian bar maid? Please, put some thought into it.
On October 31, the students at UFL will be subject to liberal academics and their joy stealing brigade. Is it just me, or does all this “progress” seem like regression?
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