You’d think Halloween would be one of those holidays left untouched by the liberal progressive crowd, considering its tenuous relation to Christianity – if it all – and certainly the way it’s celebrated in our modern age, when it more closely resembles a pagan ritual.
But no, the PC crowd finds a way to ruin EVERYthing.
This time, it comes from the campus of Valdosta State University in Georgia where officials have apparently emailed campus residents, warning them about types of costumes which would be inappropriate.
Sure there’s the normal “ethnic stereotype” costumes – Indian, geisha, or anything with a sombrero – but now it’s getting really stupid.
Campus Reform reports the email sent out asks students to avoid “reinforcing prejudices and fears,” and so cautions them against “wearing costumes that make light of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex work, or matters concerning the LGBTQ community” (out, presumably, would be any outfit advertised as “sexy” or “slutty”). Finally, the email states that “dressing as ‘ghetto,’ ‘hillbilly,’ associated or similar groups, etc.” is likewise discouraged, because those ensembles might reinforce classism.”OH, PUH-leeeze.
“The email asserts that costumes such as the ones it lists “remove opportunities to have meaningful conversations about the daily experiences of individuals who identify with those groups.”
Costumes that “reinforce negative representations of cultures and groups … take power away from individuals who are a part of those groups by objectifying them, while also not honoring the diversity that exists in their communities,” Residence Life explains.
Costumes that “reinforce negative representations of cultures and groups … take power away from individuals who are a part of those groups by objectifying them, while also not honoring the diversity that exists in their communities,” Residence Life explains.”
Ok. That settles it. This Halloween, I’m going to dress up as a liberal. I’m going to whine and complain about EVERYthing. Nag all the other party guests about their salt and sugar intake, and then ask them to pay for my drinks.
[Note: This article was written in costume by Michele Hickford]