The National Union of Students Women’s Conference is underway in the U.K., and they’ve got some interesting ideas on the table. For instance, there’s this motion to prohibit gay white men from appropriating the mannerisms and speech patterns of black women.
Cool, cool. What else we got? Anything that might apply to conduct at the conference itself?
Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping, as it's triggering anxiety. Please be mindful! #nuswomen15
— NUS Women's Campaign (@nuswomcam) March 24, 2015
Oh. Well, that’s a little unusual, but nothing that Twitter assholes would pounce on. Surely.
— J-Lat (@JLat55) March 24, 2015
— Steve (@NorfolkGTI) March 24, 2015
@nuswomcam If you can't handle clapping @ an event w/other like-minded feminists, you shld not be trusted w/the autonomy to choose abortion.
— SmokeNMirrors71 (@SmokeNMirrors71) March 24, 2015
— BDJinCO (@DissidentBiker) March 24, 2015
@nuswomcam Jazz is seductive and therefore patriarchal. Pick something else.
— 46IsEnough (@DrKC4) March 24, 2015
@nuswomcam I think this tweet killed satire.
— Laveen Ladharam (@LaveenLadharam) March 24, 2015
@nuswomcam I have not stopped clapping since reading this tweet
— AMERICA❌FIRST❌ 🇺🇸 (@SGTROCKUSMC82) March 24, 2015
Look, people—you can attack feminist culture however you like, but ask yourself one question: If you were an alien visiting earth and found out that humans expressed group satisfaction by slapping their upper appendages together like a bunch of goons, would you be impressed?
Now let’s all sit silent and unmoving for the rest of the day.
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