This article is better fit for The Onion, but it’s sadly too true. Trigger warning: your eyes may roll right out of your head. When we hear about all the ridiculousness that sends SJWs to their safe spaces and gets people fired, claiming that someone is triggering just because he reminds you of someone who may have sexually assaulted you…? This is our world, people. If we can’t laugh about it we might go insane. Welcome to America. Land of the used to be free and home of the loudly un-brave and sensitive harpies. Thanks SJW feminists.
Trigger warning: reference to guy who looks like another guy.
This anecdote came at the end of a commentary in the Harvard Law Review, looking in depth “at the trouble with campus sexual assault adjudication efforts.”
I recently assisted a young man who was subjected by administrators at his small liberal arts university in Oregon to a month-long investigation into all his campus relationships, seeking information about his possible sexual misconduct in them (an immense invasion of his and his friends’ privacy), and who was ordered to stay away from a fellow student (cutting him off from his housing, his campus job, and educational opportunity) — all because he reminded her of the man who had raped her months before and thousands of miles away. He was found to be completely innocent of any sexual misconduct and was informed of the basis of the complaint against him only by accident and off-hand. But the stay-away order remained in place, and was so broadly drawn up that he was at constant risk of violating it and coming under discipline for that.
Seriously bros? College isn’t worth it. Which is probably why many men are opting out of the entire collegiate experience. Remember when college was about higher learning, where one could delve into deeper into the subjects and areas of life one found most interesting? Uh huh. It used to be about, like, learning and stuff. Well it was a long time ago in a galaxy which wasn’t full of prissy babies, but they seem to be gone now. So dudes thinking about going to college…
So this chick who was raped, has demanded a guy who is guilty of maybe resembling her rapist, to stay the heck away from her. Trigger warning? A guy who looked like another guy to a girl. That was his crime. If you think maybe he did something worse, like cat-calling or saying she was pretty, trigger-warning… probably not. Look, if a woman is traumatized by an actual rape experience, (not a “rape” of “Oh, I slept with him yesterday but regretted it later,” rape) it’s understandable she’d be traumatized. Okay? Okay. But to restrict the rights of a guy who just looks like the rapist? Too far. Also, crazy. We cannot walk through our lives demanding people who look like other people be punished for looking like other people.
But this is our culture today. Find offense? It’s a crime. Someone said something mean? He’s fired. Someone didn’t do enough to stop something mean (Read Dear Mizzou Morons: You’re ‘The Boys Who Cried Racist’)? Fired. You look like this one guy who raped me? STAY AWAY!
Speaking of microagressions, trigger warnings, feminists and insecure women, watch this video: