Friday, October 30, 2015

Mad scientists beat back the politically correct ‘police’

Even nerds aren’t exempt from the PC police — as the kids at Claremont/Harvey Mudd College learned from being slapped as insensitive toward the mentally ill for throwing a “mad scientist”-themed dorm party.

Never mind that the Southern California campus is known as a science school, or that the “Mudd Goes Madd” party was part of a multi-school drive to get students from the five allied Claremont Colleges to mix.

Nope: The student government at Pomona, another Claremont campus, opted to pull its share of funding for the bash.

“We are disappointed at your choice of the name for the event . . . ‘Mudd Goes Madd,’ ” wrote the Associated Students of Pomona College. “Your disregard of the concerns of the mental-health community and their allies trivializes issues that we deem extremely important to our community.”

The Mudd kids threw the party anyway. “This was definitely a win against overzealous PC culture,” student Steven Glick wrote in an e-mail to The College Fix.

In fact, a host of students with mental-health issues wrote in to also denounce the critics. They got the joke.



Anonymous said...

Good for the students !

Bird of Paradise said...

Get tell those stupid whining liberals to GO SOAK THEIR HEADS and stop their darn whining

Alpha Skua said...

Never ever allow a bunch of little prissy pissheads to spoil your fun

Anonymous said...

Holy crap.
What a boring and soulless campus Pomona must be. No jokes allowed. Every comment must be carefully considered and discarded if any possible offense could be taken.
Young people with over-developed senses of self-righteousness.

Stan B said...

Offense By Proxy is a sure sign of mental disease, so they MAY have had a case in this one particular instance....

Jub Jub Bird said...

Take that you P.C. pinheads