Friday, 11 March 2016

Student Union bans "Around the World in 80 Days" Party

 Verne Tour du Monde.jpg

It must be a very oppressive atmosphere in some colleges and universities these days. Speakers banned, publications banned, even sombrero's from a local Mexican restaurant banned. Cultural appropriation we are told...whatever the hell that's supposed to mean.

A sombrero. It's a hat kids.

Get over yourselves.

Used to sing a rugby club song about a sombrero when I was a student. My Sister Belinda...  can't remember all the words but needless to say they wouldn't pass today's censorious lot on the Student Union Committees that are hell bent on suppressing free speech, learning and now even fun.

Yes, fun has come under attack at Pembrooke College, Cambridge. The comrades of the Student Union Politburo have banned a party themed on Around the World in 80 Days as it could cause offence through people wearing costumes which were deemed to be cultural appropriation.

This was apparently discussed at some length. I would love to see a video of this debate. Must be deliriously hilarious as the various navel gazers outmanoeuvre each other to say how bad and oppressive fancy dress costumes are.

At the end of the day that's all this really was. A fancy dress party.

Have these people nothing better to do? Like actually learn something?

These over-privileged brats are ruining student life.

Isn't it about time students, most of whom must be "normal" stood up and told these jumped up thought police where to go.

And to think I was worried about my old Poly's Student Union being controlled by Maoists.

Dark days indeed.

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