Now That Academics Are Scared, This Is a Problem – Shutuppery and the Offended

The Artisan Craft Blog -- Dave Alexander & Company with David Edgren and Gus Bailey

The victim culture of America has been eating away at businesses, public life and individual freedoms for years.  Slip on an ounce of water, sue WalMart for millions.   Tell a bad joke, lose your job.  Offend someone who is easily offended, and find yourself in a diversity training program.

Shutuppery is when folks use the social media, courts and institutions to shut others up.  Don’t believe it’s true?  Use the full name of the NAACP in a college setting.  Say “the gals” to describe a group of women.   Use the phrase “Boy, that sure was a great baseball game…” in front of your company’s diversity officer.  Go ahead, I dare you.  Chances are, the response will surprise you.

Psychology Today is catching on:

The past 20-30 years, however, has seen the rise of a victimhood culture, where you’re hypersensitive to slights…but you never take care of it yourself. You…

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Now That Academics Are Scared, This Is a Problem – Shutuppery and the Offended

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