Actually it isn’t shocking at all – men were being men again (via email) treating women as objects of desire and derision, and the men were being people, adding in with racist comments too. So we have a double dose of ignorance and immaturity. For sure, it’s becoming clear that the Ivy League has its share of sophomoric saps. Harvard University cancelled the Men’s soccer team season for it being too randy and too racy when talking about women.
So while the men are probably bummed about the rest of their season’s prospects, and suspicious - given that Athletics Director Mollie Marcoux Samaan - would not publicly reveal the commentary, they’ve got to be freaking out about the metaphorical waterboarding torture tests awaiting them. First of all, they’ll probably get dunked with SHARE. This is an office at Princeton which tells everybody what’s what regarding: Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising Resources and Education. So they’ll be re-educated to think properly. Then they’ll be tossed in the deep end without water wings and will be forced to face up to their unacceptable behaviour via SCORRE. This program of re-programming deals with: Strength in Coaching on Relationships, Respect and Equality. “This program uses the bond between coaches and players to foster interactive dialogue...”
These kids are doomed to political correctness and risk drowning in unnecessary verbiage also. Isn’t, for example, dialogue - in and of itself - interactive? Or do they add the unnecessary word “interactive” because dialogue at PC universities and colleges these days is of indoctrination, of one-way speaking, of top down teaching, of a mindset that brooks no opposition in thought?
Meanwhile the poor guy just wants to know: which one is my starting lane? Or, when do I dive?
Did they bargain for all of this, paying some $41,000+ in tuition fees yearly, to hear what know-it-alls think is best for them? Yet Princeton’s Mission Statement touts its “...teaching of unsurpassed quality...” so, going in, a prospective candidate might think that education, not indoctrination, would be the order of the day, right? Wrong!
Listen, who wouldn’t be bamboozled, and be willing to get their heads screwed on right by Princeton, should their sexual desires and racial theories go off the rails, because the university offers: “a human scale that nurtures a strong sense of community...” Nobody with half a brain (and let’s face it, that includes every young man living) is going to admit they have NO IDEA what that offering really means, so yeah - they’ll slink in the corner and will not complain when they have to get taught correct thoughts by a school that writes bafflingly. More bafflingly is the school pledging “to learn from the robust expression of diverse perspectives” so long as, one might presume, those perspectives coincide exactly with the prevalent PC Group Think.
Otherwise you and your team will be suspended.
Princeton has not only the Princeton’s men’s swimming/diving team by the balls but has all undergraduate students in its sights with a recommendation/bombardment from the GETF (Princeton’s General Education Task Force) that kids “...be required to take at least one course on structural inequality and the “intersections of culture, identity and power. Classes meeting that requirement would focus not just on diversity, the task force wrote, “but rather the complex ways in which aspects of cultural identity (such as race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, indigeneity, sexual orientation and religious identification) are connected to the expressions of power within both contemporary and historical social structures.”
Again, nobody - or better said - only a nobody, but an ivory tower inarticulate academic, can make sense of that sentence: mish-mash stew. It doesn’t even sound good on paper: but this is the mood at PU.
OK, enough poking fun at Princeton. No doubt the men acted like jerks. And no doubt they should learn respect for females and some regard for other races. But to suspend their season because they lusted or loathed women and lampooned other types of humanity, come on. Let them be shamed in debate, let them be laughed at on campus and shunned by former friends and family and let them be verbally cut up to shreds by the perpetually pissed off snowflakes, and ostracized by the eternally aggrieved, but let the season continue.
It solves nothing to shut it down. It may make Princeton administrators feel tough, let them strut like they are the cock of the walk, but it won’t do anything but build resentment among those suspended - and doesn’t deal with the age old problem that often men view women, in sexually inappropriate ways. Nor does it address the possibility that some innocents on the team may be harmed by this blanket punishment.
Speaking of inappropriate, the juvenile yahoos on Princeton’s men swim-and-diving team must be criticized – but perhaps most of our opprobrium should be held for the University of Minnesota’s football team with 10 of its members accused of gang-raping a woman. Even though no charges were brought due to a lack of physical evidence, the woman was, being drunk, taken advantage of - with at least one player video recording the happenings. The 10 have been suspended indefinitely and the lack of judgment and morality shown by these guys is mind-numbingly disgusting and atrocious.
OK, back to ridiculing Princeton. This is a place that, in an effort to be inclusive, has had its HR Department ban the word “Man” among staff.” Like, ‘cause, you know, men only occupy about 2-3% along the sexual spectrum so who cares about them?
You know what? Princeton doesn’t need to distinguish itself with a men’s swimming and diving team. The place has already distinguished itself. It's all wet.