(Natural News) First it was the “incorrect” use of gender pronouns. Now it’s capital letters. Believe it or not, these are among the “triggers” that Generation Snowflake apparently finds most “offensive” in 2018, prompting at least one institution of higher learning in the United Kingdom to advise all of its faculty members to only use lower-case letters in the classroom from now on.
According to those in charge over at Leeds Trinity University in England, all teachers and lecturers should avoid using capital letters when giving students assignments because capital letters, they claim, could upset students and cause them to become afraid of doing their homework.
A mass memo recently sent out to all staff within Leeds Trinity’s journalism department explains that capital letters have the potential to “scare them into failure,” referring to students who might become triggered by the sight of a larger font case.
The memo also explained that teachers and lecturers should only use a “friendly tone” when engaging in any dealing with students, “steering clear of overbearing language and negative instructions,” reports Charlotte Dean for the Daily Mail Online.
“Despite our best attempts to explain assessment tasks, any lack of clarity can generate anxiety and even discourage students from attempting the assessment at all,” the memo adds, noting that capital letters in particular increase the “difficulty” of assignments, hence why they should be avoided, according to school officials.
“This can lead to further confusion and students may even then decide that the assessment is too difficult and not attempt it,” the memo added.
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It’s almost as insane as the student from Oberlin High School in Louisiana who, as we reported back in February, called the police on another student for drawing a mathematical square root symbol, which was alleged by the first student to resemble a firearm, and was thus “scary.”
This incident actually prompted law enforcement to visit the home of the student who drew the square root symbol in search of firearms – which, of course, weren’t found. That’s because the square root symbol, despite having what could be interpreted through some stretch of the imagination as a “barrel,” is nothing more than innocent mathematics.
But don’t expect Generation Snowflake to understand any of this. Math, words, and now the size of letters are all violations of the ever-evolving rules of political correctness, almost none of which have any logical basis in reality or even basic rationality.
As to be expected, not everyone at Leeds Trinity is on board with the changes, which amount to little more than a list of dos and don’t that arbitrarily seek to pacify the whiniest and most mentally-deranged elements of the school’s student population.
“We are not doing ourselves any favours with this kind of nonsense,” one lecturer at the school is quoted as saying to the Daily Mail Online.
But the school is doubling down on its decision to make the change, arguing that it’s merely trying to “support” the student body at Leeds Trinity and ensure that each of its members is able to “achieve their full potential.”
Similar insanity is taking place at The University of Manchester, where the school’s student union actually voted to ban clapping and cheering at certain events, as such emotional expressions could “trigger” some students.
“It was argued that the loud noise of traditional clapping and whooping pose an issue to students with anxiety or sensory issues. BSL clapping – or, jazz hands – would be a more inclusive form of expression,” the school’s student newspaper, the Mancunion, reported back in September.
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