SJW’s keep getting crazier
Every time you think political correctness can’t get any crazier, someone – usually at a university – brings things to a whole new level of absurdity.
That’s what happened at Carleton University.
Apparently, the recreation and athletics department at Carleton University was concerned about there being weight scales in the gym.
So, they decided to remove them.
There are now zero weight scales in the gym at Carleton University.
Apparently, one student said “Scales are very triggering.”
This is crazy.
The response to this total stupidity was swift:
Heard about @Carleton_U removing the scale from the gym. Embarassing as an alumni. Smarten up. Everyone there is an adult. Act like it.
— Luke Côté (@lilyliveredlib) March 12, 2017
— Æ (@EazyEid) March 14, 2017
Lol Carleton are you guys for real removing your scale from your gym
— Eric (@zegoods07) March 14, 2017
Athletics removes weight scale from Carleton gym https://t.co/6f1X3f3PhJ
— Sadly, not The Onion (@theon1on) March 11, 2017
Amazingly, the director of athletics actually tried defending it. In an email to CBC he said “Although it can be used as a tool to help measure certain aspects of fitness it does not provide a good overall indication of health and here at athletics we have chosen to move away from focusing solely on bodyweight.”
Some students realized how dumb it was to remove the scales, with one saying it was the “next escalation of trigger culture.”
Another said, “those who are offended by the scale can simply choose not to use the scale.”
Of course, weightlifters and boxers need a scale to check their weight, but I guess they weren’t “triggered” enough for Carleton to consider their viewpoints.
This “trigger warning” insanity has to end
This obsession with people taking “offence” or being “triggered” by everything has to come to an end. By trying to turn everyone into victims, SJW’s are actually denigrating the strength of human beings. They are ignoring our ability to overcome hardship, to learn, to grow, and to get stronger.
Removing gym scales won’t help anybody, it will just make avoiding reality easier, which hurts in the long-run.
This craziness needs to come to an end. Time for rationality and common-sense to make a comeback.