Good grief, why bother to go if clapping is going to intimidate you?
Snowflake students at Oxford University are the latest to demand that clapping should be banned because applause noise can trigger anxiety and want ‘jazz hands’ to be used instead.
The idea for a British sign language alternative for clapping involving the waving of hands was put forward at the student union’s first meeting of the year on Tuesday.
Sabbatical Officers Roisin McCallion, Vice President for Welfare and Equal Opportunity and Ebie Edwards Cole, Chair for Oxford SU Disabilities Campaign, successfully passed the motion to mandate the encouragement of silent clapping.
My suggestion is that for “clapping”, substitute “slapping”, but no doubt some fainting fairy is going to have a problem with that too. And if the noise of clapping triggers that much anxiety in them, I wonder how they’d react to gunshots.
And note the caption for a couple of the pics:
Sabbatical Officers Roisin McCallion (left), Vice President for Welfare and Equal Opportunity and Ebie Edwards Cole (right), Chair for Oxford SU Disabilities Campaign, successfully passed the motion to mandate the encouragement of silent clapping
Yep, that’s what education is all about. “Sabbatical Officer and VP Welfare and Equal Opportunity”, my aching ass.
And to think that one of my greatest dreams once was to attend Oxford.