2015 was an insane year for student activism.
Standing out were the Mizzou protests with their insane demands, and the student backlash against a member of Yale’s faculty for merely stating that students should be able to wear whatever Halloween costumes they wanted.
My personal favorite was how activists reacted to any threat to their ideology. When Brown University held a debate between feminist Jessica Valenti and libertarian Wendy McElroy, the college offered a “safe space” to those who were “triggered” by McElroy’s ideas. The safe space ” was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma. ”
To close out the year’s insanity, we reported yesterday on the latest concern of the coddled students of Oberlin College: that their cafeteria food wasn’t culturally sensitive enough.
We’re long overdue for some comic relief from the madness, and comedian Remy Munasifi of ReasonTV nailed it:
What kind of craziness did you see at your campus this year? Let us know in the comments and share this post on Facebook/Twitter.