The left’s never-ending war against words, specificity, metaphors and the subtlety and expressiveness of the English language continues.
If you’ve read this little guide to etiquette you’ll be well aware of left-wingers’ very confusing use of the word ‘violence’ and their tendency to regard the metaphors ‘emotional violence’ and ‘psychological violence’ as descriptions of actual acts of violence. You probably also know that they’ve extended their conception of ‘violence’ to include criticism, disagreement, eye-contact, facial expressions, sarcastic comments, meme-creation, sitting down, anything they find upsetting or offensive, and the existence of white people.
Generally, for left-wingers, whether something is ‘violent’ or not depends on who-whom.
Did a cis-man criticise a transsexual person’s use of a pronoun? That’s violence.
Did a black person shoot dead a few white people? That’s protest. Or perhaps a justifiable act of desperation.
Anyway, at East Carolina University….
Neck rubs can qualify as sexual battery at East Carolina University, and now blaming your girlfriend could be intimate partner violence at the University of Michigan.
Of course blaming a female person for anything is violence. Also, misogyny. Don’t you even know that women are all blameless naturally and forever?
The University of Michigan revised its sexual misconduct policy this spring and it will take effect July 1…. It’s not the first time the university has made brow-raising claims about what qualifies as sexual violations: It has previously said that withholding sex and “discounting” a partner’s feelings qualify as “sexual violence.”
So add ‘em to the list: ‘discounting a partner’s feelings’ is violence.
After discussions with students, the university added a section on intimate partner violence, which “includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.”
The updated policy even ditches legal language that can make an accusing student feel stigmatized.
The university said it was getting rid of the term “complainant” to describe an accuser because of “community concerns” that the word “has a negative connotation.” It changed the formal term for an accuser to “claimant.”
I think they should have changed it to “little fluffy bunny.”