University Of Washington Bans Words

The University of Washington’s Information Technology Department has released a language guide which explains the university’s banned words and phrases for students and administrators.

Think about that. An organization of higher learning is banning words because they may make someone feel uncomfortable.

From “plain, non-colloquial language,” to a list of “problematic words and phrases by category,” this baby has got you covered, America — and not a ridiculous minute too soon. As noted by Moonbattery, the guide includes the usual, silly fare:

“Blackout date,” “black list,” “blackbox,” and “black hat hacker” are forbidden because according to establishment ideology, you must never associate “black” with anything bad.

By the same token, “white list,” “white hat hacker,” etc. are off limits because you must never associate “white” with anything good.

The preferred words are more ridiculous than you can imagine.

Incidentally, as creators of lists like this are wont to do, these geniuses included what the “preferred” alternatives to the above examples and others would be. For example, “black list” and “white list” should now be referred to as “deny lists” and “allow lists.” Far be it from me to nit-pick, but doesn’t the association of “black” with “deny,” and “white” with “allow” sound a bit — dare I say it — “racist,” as well?

The University of Washington charges approximately $12,000 for in-state students and nearly $40,000 for out of state students. So $160,000 to be lectured about what words you can and cannot use. Why would any parent agree to this? It’s literally insane.

Harpies Harangue The Huskies

University of Washington cheerleader tryout advert.Feminists and Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) – but I repeat myself – at the University of Washington got their granny panties in a bunch after a cheerleader tryout ad highlighted – get this – a cheerleader’s typical look.

Oh, the horror!

“U-Dub” students were unloading on social media, crying to counselors and fleeing to safe spaces after the cheer team posted an infographic describing the look to strive for if you’re planning to try out for the squad. (In the routinely craven manner of all universities, the UW spirit program ordered the graphic removed and called in nine tons of smelling salts for those affected.)

The graphic was aimed only at young women seeking to be cheerleaders. Pasty-faced Womyn’s Struggles majors attending rallies in shapeless sweatshirts, and black-clad Emily Dickinson fans emoting agonized coffeehouse verse were not the target audience. It takes all kinds to make up a student body: dimpled, flirty blond girls with Southern accents and sour, achy ones who cut themselves among them.

This is why we can’t have nice things. What miserable lives these people must lead: bitterly angry, perpetually offended, and wallowing in their own righteous indignation. The thought of someone actually living their lives in a manner in which they choose literally causes these people pain and discomfort. It would be amusing if it weren’t so pathetic.

Trigger warning: There are photos of U cheerleaders below the fold, as well as a tablespoon of snark.

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