tiny violence and mini sombreros

…The University of Pittsburgh’s Student Government Board held a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the traumatizing visit the night before from “dangerous” homosexual and Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos…

“During his talk, Yiannopoulos called students who believe in a gender wage gap ‘idiots,’ declared the Black Lives Matter movement a ‘supremacy’ group, while feminists are ‘man-haters,’” according to the student paper The Pitt News, prompting a handful of twenty-something-year olds to feel upset.

“Just because we have to be neutral with our funding doesn’t mean we’re personally neutral,” announced board member Jack Heidecker at the meeting. “I hurt yesterday, too.”

“So many of us shared in our pain. I felt I was in danger, and I felt so many people in that room were in danger,” proclaimed Marcus Robinson, student and president of the Pittsburgh Rainbow Alliance. Robinson also suggested that councilors should have been provided in another room to protect students who felt “traumatized” by Yiannopoulos’s opinions.

“This is more than hurt feelings, this is about real violence. We know that the violence against marginalized groups happens every day in this country,” claimed social work and urban studies major Claire Matway. “That so many people walked out of that [event] feeling in literal physical danger is not alright.”…

…We put a trigger warning on our fliers for the event…


Two weeks ago, some students threw a birthday party for a friend. The email invitation read: “the theme is tequila, so do with that what you may. We’re not saying it’s a fiesta, but we’re also not not saying that :).” The invitation — sent by a student of Colombian descent, which may or may not be relevant here — advertised games, music, cups and “other things that are conducive to a fun night.”

Those “other things” included the miniature sombreros, several inches in diameter….

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…on the very same night of the “tequila party,” just across campus — Bowdoin held its annual, administration-sanctioned “Cold War” party. Students arrived dressed in fur hats and coats to represent Soviet culture; one referred to herself as “Stalin,” making light of a particularly painful era in Slavic history…

8 Comments!

  1. Fawkes News
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 11:48 am |

  2. Blue Max
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 3:05 pm |

    Sandra — what a beautiful find — the B-9, Class M-3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot, complete with electrical bolts flying, from Lost in Space.

    Even better, how you put it together with the quote from a guy named Marcus Robinson, “I felt I was in danger, and I felt so many people in that room were in danger.” If only has first name was Will. ==> “Danger, Will Robinson!”

  3. Fat Baxter
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 3:52 pm |

    And the feminists think these candy-asses are perfectly fit to serve in special operations and heavy infantry……

    All an enemy will have to do is shout trigger phrases through a bullhorn, and these snowflakes will fall to the ground, curl up in the fetal position, and start sucking their thumbs while crying for their mommy.

  4. Blue Max
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 4:01 pm |

    Those monsters at Bowdoin — how could they be so cruel and insensitive!! I understand the pain felt by the Bowdoin student body (or bodies, whatever).

    Whenever I show up at a German-themed event, they ask where are my Lederhosen!?!?

    I am Rheinlander, not Bavarian. We don’t wear Lederhosen, ever! That’s for those who live in the Alps. Where is my safe space?? Who can I sue for these microaggressions?

    And to just cover the bases and not sound discriminatory, No justice, no peas! And Rheinländische Leben zählen (Rheinlander lives matter!)

  5. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm |

    A Limerick for the Perpetually Offended

    Barfunya, barfunya, barfunya
    In Russia it means I luvya,
    So if I had my way
    I’d barfunya all day,
    Barfunya, barfunya, barfunya

  6. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm |

    ^(3) And the feminists think these candy-asses are perfectly fit to serve in special operations and heavy infantry……

    All an enemy will have to do is shout trigger phrases through a bullhorn, and these snowflakes will fall to the ground, curl up in the fetal position, and start sucking their thumbs while crying for their mommy.

    And once again, the Python crew was about 50 years ahead of things. (Skip to about 3:50….)

  7. drew458
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm |

    I rather liked this comeback about the UPitt situation.

  8. PeggyU
    Posted March 5, 2016 at 10:36 pm |

    A Cold War party? Well that’s got MY babushka in a bunch!