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UK Oxford University Bans Clapping to Keep People from Being ‘Triggered’

Student union representatives at the University of Oxford passed a motion this week to ban clapping and replace it with silent “jazz hands” waving, insisting that applause “could trigger anxiety”.
The motion to “mandate the encouragement of silent clapping” proposed using the more “inclusive” British Sign Language symbol for clapping — known as “silent jazz hands” (waving both hands by the sides of the body at about shoulder height) — in place of audible applause.
Officers at the student union contended that traditional applause, whooping, foot-stamping, and other loud noises presented an “access issue” for some disabled students who have “anxiety disorders, sensory sensitivity and those who use hearing aids.”
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This is most certainly a bridge too far.
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@1028663,Tyyrr] It is the way of the world these days.
MasterLee · 51-55, M
Dumbest thing I have seen in less than 24 hours.
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@9463,MasterLee] Society is becoming a collection of wimps who seem to have enormous control
jim44444 · 70-79, M
Silly - yes.
But their university, their rules. If someone does not like it then can attend a different university or just not participate in events that might incite clapping. We live daily by a lot of foolish rules that we accept without question.
Quizzical · 41-45, M
We really need another world war to remind people what IS and IS NOT important in life...

And maybe to thin out these SJW snowflake fuckwits too 🤦‍♂️
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@380163,Quizzical] Something needs to be done.
Fallflower · 41-45, F
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@106781,Fallflower] Quite, please.
Prefer the sound of "One Hand Clapping"
Fallflower · 41-45, F
[@546016,Gusman] ... jazz hands 👐

 
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