The University of Arizona's College of Humanities has implemented a new policy instructing students to say "ouch!" when they find themselves offended by a faculty member or classmate.
Yes, you read that right - college-aged students are being taught to whine when a topic hurts their feelings.
The new policy and other guidelines for how to respond to offensive speech is outlined in the university faculty's new handbook, "Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom."
The handbook instructs students to say "ouch" to indicate that they have been offended by a comment, to which the offender is directed to respond "oops" indicating that they acknowledge their words have offended their peer.
"This document is intended to be a resource for addressing difficult or challenging topics in the classroom. No faculty is required to utilize the guidelines," the handbook claims. "It is merely suggestions for faculty who want to engender the broadest possible perspectives, opinions, and experiences and to maximize free speech in the classroom."
So far, not everyone is too thrilled with the university's new handbook - and that Jesus Trevino, the university’s Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, is paid an obscene amount to write this nonsense.
All we know is that this new handbook is a further indication that our country's young adult demographic has gotten ridiculously soft. Honestly, is there anything that doesn't offend millennials these days?
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