Several Australian universities BAN sarcasm because it’s a “form of violence.”
What’s with our overly-sensitive universities sheltering adults from ideas and opinions they may find offensive? And more importantly, what sort of effect will it have on their students, not only during their time at university but once they enter the real world.
Jordan Peterson once rightly said, “It’s hard to make people safe because life is seriously not safe. The way that you make people resilient is by exposing them to the things that they’re afraid of and that make them uncomfortable, voluntarily, but you use exposure.
“If you over coddle people, if you protect them from everything that’s sharp, you make them dull and stupid and narcissistic,” he added.
Dull, stupid, narcissistic. What three words could better describe an adult who needs sheltering from the “violence” of sarcastic speech.