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World-famous author and Pulitzer Prize winner Joyce Carol Oates slammed Brandeis University for its insane new speech code which attempts to ban words like ‘picnic’ and ‘you guys.’

As The Daily Wire reports:


Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Joyce Carol Oates knows words, and last week she blasted the PC police for suggesting that words like “picnic” and “you guys” be banned.

In a social media post, Oates ripped a student-prepared “Oppressive Language List” at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. “What is strange is that while the word ‘picnic’ is suggested for censorship, because it evokes, in some persons, lynchings of Black persons in the US, the word ‘lynching’ is not itself censored,” the author of “A Garden of Earthly Delights” wrote Thursday.

She also noted that the term “trigger warning” has triggered some, who now want it banned.

Other targeted words and phrases include suggestions to say “friends” instead of “tribe,” “give it a go” instead of “take a shot at” and “content note” instead of “trigger warning” — the latter because “the word ‘trigger’ has connections to guns for many people.”

It seems like the insane new demands of the woke left are forcing even liberals like Oates to being to oppose them, a bad sign for Democrats hoping to make political gains in the coming years.




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Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago

Next they will ban yogi bear

joe
joe
1 year ago

Schmucks!

Long Pham
Long Pham
1 year ago

Language expression in general is coming from common people. Common people created the words and using those words with their specific meanings that they all understand.
If some people in power or even the government wanted redefining the meanings or restricting the use of common words, those had been using by common people then … That’s controlling the thoughts, the minds of others.
This kind of controlling has been happening so much in the Communist or Socialist countries. So interesting that IF this will happen here in America.

kappelvo
kappelvo
1 year ago
Reply to  Long Pham

IF ?! Already happening.

noname
noname
1 year ago
Reply to  Long Pham

it’s worldwide including USA