Image: The outgoing president-snowflake of the NUS, Malia Bouattia.
Durham University Student’s Union has proposed a motion to ban clapping and whooping from all future NUS events claiming that such behaviour excludes deaf people and causes their personal welfare to come under threat.
The motion stated:
“access needs of disabled students are disregarded/overlooked in terms of conference member behaviour and NUS structures”
Estelle Hart, being the embodiment of the ridiculous snowflake appeasing policies of Universities, reminded students at an event she was chairing… “No whooping, it does have a serious impact on some delegates ability to access conference.”
This story surfaces on the back of the 2015 NUS conference where clapping had been banned due to how it might trigger anxiety amongst members.
Today the SU says that they will impose “consequences” on people who ignore this “requirement”. Will this eventually be extended to University campuses? If it does, what does that mean for students – like me – who are going to University to actually learn something about themselves and the world around them?
Instead of clapping or whooping, the SU has proposed that conference goers and perhaps students within Universities generally, resort to jazz hands. This in my opinion is offensive to blind people, but it seems that today the NUS being the waste of time it is, has decided to focus on the deaf for now.
How dare they. If you needed any more examples of the impending self-destruction of a healthy University culture, or the corruption of debate and sanity within Universities, look no further.
The snowflakes are now fully awakened in the United Kingdom, forget the US. Antifa will be here soon.
Thank-fully, Milo Yiannopoulos is around to provide some light hearted humour on the situation, watch below.