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Bad Ideas and Bad Prose at Cornell

Posted on | October 9, 2014 | 53 Comments

Cornell University may be the only Ivy League school with a “diversity” quota for the mentally ill. Or maybe the students were sane until they got to Ithaca and started studying under the tutelage of radical professors. At any rate, the Cornell campus is swarming with lunatics:

A student-sponsored event at Cornell University (CU) claimed capitalism and white supremacy are “institutions that promote rape culture” and “must be destroyed.”
The event, which recognized a “National Day of Protest Against Rape Culture” late last month, took place in CU’s William Straight Hall. Bailey Dineen, one of the sponsors of the event, reprimanded Cornell and the justice system and accused “white supremacist, imperialist, capitalist, [and] cisheteropatriarchy,” for promoting rape culture, according to the Cornell Review.
According to the event’s Facebook page, End Rape Culture, where 323 students confirmed their attendance, “[v]iolence and fear are a constant feature of our society.”
“We cannot pretend that ours is a progressive culture when sexual violence remains a daily fact of existence for minoritized identities,” the page says. “Advances toward ‘equality’ cannot purport to signify much when the reality of rape burdens women and queer bodies at every moment and remains a fixed part of the history and present of people of color, people of lower income, and other groups rendered powerless in our society.”
The page goes on to declare that “[s]o long as sexual violence exists, it will be used as a tool to ensure subordination in the interest of maintaining a white supremacist, capitalist, cisheteropatriarchy.” . . .

If you are ever tempted to use the phrases “minoritized identities” or “cisheteropatriarchy,” you should seek professional psychiatric help — or apply for a scholarship to Cornell University. Apparently, they have a Department of Bad Prose that teaches students to write this kind of impenetrable jargon. Their incomprehensible rhetoric is perfect for expressing their incoherent beliefs:

[O]ne of the event’s three organizers, Bailey Dineen, read an approximately 9-minute speech/poem (it had qualities of both) concerning her personal experiences and attacking rape culture . . .
At several points in the speech, Dineen began to cry, and in the audience several students were seen crying, too.

Are you having a protest, or are you having a nervous breakdown? At Cornell, it doesn’t matter. To-may-to, to-mah-to.

By enrolling mentally ill students, Cornell ensures that there will always be a few dozen undergraduates in attendance for any protest rally against imaginary oppressions. The deranged victims will begin weeping uncontrollably during their speeches, overwhelmed by the existential angst of their “minoritized identities” and “queer bodies.”

You may be wondering, “Who is this Bailey Dineen person?” What a coincidence — she’s been wondering the same thing!

Bailey prefers the pronouns “They, Their, Them,” so it’s probably a cisheteropatriarchal hate crime to call her “she.” Next, you may ask: “What is Bailey Dineen’s sexual orientation?” None of the above.

Bailey describes herself (or maybe “themself”) as asexual. Someone explained to her (them) that “there is this thing called sexual attraction,” but the idea of having sex “scares and repulses” Bailey. Here is a video interview with the asexual Bailey:

Some readers may be frightened by this. “Holy crap! This kook is a senior at Cornell University? An elite Ivy League institution where annual tuition is $47,286? Aren’t students at these schools supposed to be the best and brightest, the future leaders of America?”

Yep. We’re doomed. Hopelessly and irretrievably doomed.



53 Responses to “Bad Ideas and Bad Prose at Cornell”

  1. K-Bob
    October 12th, 2014 @ 12:31 am

    I cringe when I notice that some chick makes her fear or horror at the sex act a public thing.

    You know the predators would line up for a shot at her, now.

    Damn fool thing to do.

  2. Daniel Freeman
    October 12th, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

    Fortunately, internet trolls have become jaded, and will probably ignore her as too easy, not worth their time.

  3. Matt West
    October 15th, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

    Remember Bailey from WKRP? She was gorgeous. Quiet and shy, but smart and pretty. Bet she was a minx once you got to know her. Wow. The best looking girls are the ones who don’t know they’re attractive. Man, i could go for a gyro right now.