Emotions

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Witness
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Emotions

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Vox wrote:All the old, enlightened means of discussion and analysis —from due process to scientific method — are dismissed as being blind to emotional concerns and therefore unfairly skewed toward the interest of straight white males. All that matters is that people are allowed to speak, that their narratives are accepted without question, and that the bad feelings go away.

So it's not just that students refuse to countenance uncomfortable ideas — they refuse to engage them, period. Engagement is considered unnecessary, as the immediate, emotional reactions of students contain all the analysis and judgment that sensitive issues demand.
Excerpt from I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me, by Edward Schlosser on June 3, 2015

http://www.vox.com/2015/6/3/8706323/col ... sor-afraid
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--J.D.
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Ok, but doesn't every generation think the next generation is too soft? This goes back to antiquity. You can find rants about "The Kids These Days Are Too Soft. They Have It Too Easy." from Roman times.

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Dee Snyder's Child: Dad? Were you a transexual?

Dee: No. Your Dad was a transvestite. If he was a transexual you wouldn't be here!

Drummer's Daughter: You look stupid, Dad!

Drummer: That pays for your pre-school!

Drummer's Daughter: I hate school, Dad!

from an old MTesque documentary on Twisted Sister.

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Anaxagoras wrote:Ok, but doesn't every generation think the next generation is too soft? This goes back to antiquity. You can find rants about "The Kids These Days Are Too Soft. They Have It Too Easy." from Roman times.
Or the opposite:
The counts of the indictment are luxury, bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect to elders, and a love for chatter in place of exercise. …

Children began to be the tyrants, not the slaves, of their households. They no longer rose from their seats when an elder entered the room; they contradicted their parents, chattered before company, gobbled up the dainties at table, and committed various offences against Hellenic tastes, such as crossing their legs. They tyrannised over the paidagogoi and schoolmasters.
(Often falsely attributed to Socrates; details here: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/01 ... ent-times/)
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What good are paidagogi if you can't let your kids tyrannize over them?
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παιδαγωγοί. [Paidagõgoi--Ed.]

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Thanks. Seriously though, what are they? Can I get a job as a Paidagõgoi? Would I want that job? Or is it a fancy entertainment term like "Glitterati" ?
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You would have to multiply yourself to be a "oi."

Mayhaps settle at being a גוי.

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Brick.
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gnome wrote:Thanks. Seriously though, what are they? Can I get a job as a Paidagõgoi? Would I want that job? Or is it a fancy entertainment term like "Glitterati" ?
Fellatio specialist as fluffer.

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