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Sunday, November 15, 2015
“There are a lot of tears at universities these days. When the conservative lawyer Amy Wax spoke at the Yale Political Union, a group of students stood up, turned their backs on her. Some students were so upset that she got to speak, they “cried during her speech.”
After the president of MIT said something a female professor at MIT thought was offensive, she “She said, “I thought I was going to get sick.” “My heart was pounding and my breath was shallow.” “I was extremely upset.” Later the president had to resign.
The author is pointing out what has now become infantilization in academia. He coins a new term that expresses it perfectly–crybullies. The crybully “has weaponized his coveted status as a victim.”
Even as he wrote “Amherst College is exploding with nonnegotiable demands from a student group that the president apologize for (among others things) Amherst’s “institutional legacy of white supremacy, colonialism, anti-black racism, anti-Latinx racism, anti-Native American racism, anti-Native/ indigenous racism, anti-Asian racism, anti-Middle Eastern racism, heterosexism, cis-sexism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, mental health stigma, and classism.” Really, you can’t make it up.”
And in all cases, the president’s groveled.
From WSJ Crybullies