18 October 2016

PC Deniers Are Flat-Earthers: Part 6

Breidenbaugh Hall at Gettysburg College
The latest installment of Political Correctness for the Flat Earth Society comes from Gettysburg College. And it's a doozy. 

From The College Fix:
Gettysburg College freshman James Goodman began his first moments of higher education by being lectured by campus leaders about “toxic masculinity,” he tells The College Fix in an interview. Students who “identify as male” were shown a docudrama film about masculinity. The film, titled “The Mask You Live In,” was part of the lessons warning students that the notion of masculinity comes with harmful side effects, he said. According to the trailer of the film, it teaches that the “three most destructive words” a boy can hear growing up is “be a man.” Experts quoted therein also suggest that violent outbursts are prompted by masculinity pressures because “respect is linked to violence.” . . . “The entire movie and lesson made it seem like masculinity was an unacceptable human trait. That it’s something males should avoid. It was completely pointless. It did nothing to help anyone. I got absolutely nothing out of the experience, other than a headache,” Goodman said to The College Fix.
And you gotta love this:
“We are in a culture that doesn’t value caring,” the “The Mask You Live In” trailer warns, noting American society pushes a “hyper-masculine narrative.”
Question - doesn't that cannon on the campus of Gettysburg College play into the “hyper-masculine narrative”? Shouldn't that cannon be removed to a museum where it can be "properly interpreted" by "objective, professional" historians; hopefully those who've not been poisoned by America's destructive "hyper-masculine narrative."

And maybe they should drop the name "Gettysburg" altogether as that very name could require a trigger (no pun intended) warning since it conjures up images of violence, guns and a militaristic culture and America's “hyper-masculine narrative.”

I'm sure glad that political correctness is just a myth and that academia isn't rife with a PC culture that seeks to indoctrinate students, aren't you? 

And we're supposed to trust these folks to interpret history for us? LOL.


Anonymous said...

I wonder what Peter Carmichael of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute thinks of your suggestions.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I doubt Dr. Carmichael has much control over this type of indoctrination. What he thinks about my sarcastic remarks is anyone's guess. You could always ask him.

Mark Snell said...

The cannon and monument sit on Federal land (a very small plot), as far as I know.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey Mark. They should add an interpretative plaque - you know, so know one will get offended. ;-)

Bad optics.