Political Correctness gone mad

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Political Correctness gone mad

Post by expressman33 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:08 pm

Clapping has been banned at a leading university's students' union "to avoid triggering anxiety".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... r-45717841
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/c ... d-13344363

whatever next - stop football fans cheering when their team scores in case they upset the opposition team and supporters ?? :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Political Correctness gone mad

Post by Chadwick » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:25 pm

Under the new measures, BSL clapping will be used at student events such as debates, panels and talks.
So just quiet events organised by the Union.

I don't think there is any suggestion that it should be used at football matches, or any other sporting event.

Although, there are autism-friendly cinema screenings, where the viewing conditions are adjusted to be more amenable to people with related conditions, so maybe some sporting events could be adapted? Not sure how, as sports by their nature tend to be one-off events, not repeatable like a film.
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Re: Political Correctness gone mad

Post by Derbiean » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:21 pm

expressman33 wrote:Clapping has been banned at a leading university's students' union "to avoid triggering anxiety".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... r-45717841
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/c ... d-13344363

whatever next - stop football fans cheering when their team scores in case they upset the opposition team and supporters ?? :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
You'd be surprised at what can trigger an anxiety attack/PTSD episode etc.
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Re: Political Correctness gone mad

Post by pabenny » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:06 pm

expressman33 wrote:Political correctness gone mad
No. It's not political correctness. It's a well-meaning attempt to be accommodating to those for whom applause is difficult or distressing.
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Re: Political Correctness gone mad

Post by pabenny » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:18 pm

And as for Vine and Morgan saying the soldiers in the trenches put up with worse...
We don't think any of other things those soliders suffered are acceptable for our armed forces today - and even less so for civilians. The standards of a century ago are hardly relevant today.
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Re: Political Correctness gone mad

Post by kevinchess1 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:27 pm

'To avoid anxiety?'

Why not band debate completely
that will ease anisty
Personally I'm get 'Anxious when I see 'YET another post' telling me how awful Brexit (#pakefieldLaw) is going to be ANY SECOND NOW
So we can we stop posting about it please
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Re: Political Correctness gone mad

Post by macliam » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:48 pm

According to the report I heard on the radio, this is nothing new - it was agreed by the NUS some years ago, it's just that Manchester is the first SU to put it into practice. Clapping is also NOT banned, students are asked to use alternative means of showing approval, but there's nothing to stop them ignoring the request.

I do have some issues with altering the environment for everyone to accommodate the few, but equally we would not now accept a lack of wheelchair access to public buildings, etc.........
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Re: Political Correctness gone mad

Post by blythburgh » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:43 am

I know that people with aspergers and autism find loud noises very unpleasant.

If the House of Commons did this then all speakers could be clearly heard. Apparently the best way to hear some debates and PMQ's is via the TV as that way you can see and hear the speaker which can be impossible at times in the Chamber
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