If we had to summarize the last few years in just one word, that word would be OFFENDED! Yes, all caps, bold, italicized and underlined. That’s how you make a word inclusive, just FYI. If your English professor says otherwise, look to the nearest SJW and protest. It should be as easy as turning your head in either direction. No one seems to know how not to take offense. Meet author Irshad Manji who believes “how not to take offense” it’s a skill schools need to teach.
Giving offense is the price of diversity, not an impediment to diversity.
While more and more schools are teaching young people how not to be offensive, they also need to be teaching a new generation how not to be offended.
She is right on all points. For some examples of that which bunches the tighty-whities of our social justice heroes see McDonald’s Pulls Emotional Commercial After Offended Sissies Cry on Social Media and UCSD Students Are Now Offended by… The Dalai Lama.
Yet students — heck, people of today — are instructed, nay intimidated, into clamming up and keeping quiet so as not to “offend.” This hamstrings people into silence, preventing them from enacting change. Convenient, as today’s societal rules include: men are women if they say so, it’s okay to kill babies if that’s what women (who are not men!) want, you don’t deserve the money you earned, so share it with people who didn’t you greedy bastard. Among other socialist tenets.
From a practical perspective, it’s impossible to not offend someone. Someone will take offense to almost anything. So what? No one should be told to shut their yap just because “how dare you.” The person who screams “how dare you” should either exit stage left to find a safe space somewhere in their private dwelling, or learn how to keep from falling to pieces if that same person wishes to take part in any kind of debate or basic conversation. But “I’m offended” doesn’t mean “I’m right.” It just means “I’m a big baby, give me a binky.”