This might be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Here is a memo that was sent to UF students last week:
“October brings fall weather and Halloween. If you choose to participate in Halloween activities, we encourage you to think about your choices of costumes and themes. Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people. Also, keep in mind that social media posts can have a long-term impact on your personal and professional reputation. The University of Florida’s Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Social Justice Statement reminds us that UF fosters a community that values and respects diversity. An inclusive definition of diversity recognizes the variety of personal and social experiences that make individuals and communities different from one another.
As a community, we aspire to demonstrate integrity, respect, and compassion that strives to maintain an affirming campus climate for all members of our community. If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available. Please take advantage of the 7 day a week presence of the U Matter, We Care program at the University of Florida by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, there is a 24/7 counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center available to speak by phone at 352-392-1575. Lastly, the Bias Education and Response Team at the University of Florida is able to respond to any reported incidents of bias, to educate those that were involved, and to provide support by connecting those that were impacted to the appropriate services and resources. You may submit a bias incident report at http://www.umatter.ufl.edu/stopbias.Thank you for being mindful of these values, and have a fun and safe Halloween”
I mean what the hell are we doing here? Now we have to be PC with our Halloween costumes because Johnny Alwaysoffended might not like it? Well too bad Johnny. If I want to dress up like Harambe I will dress up like Harambe. If I want to slap a wig on and call myself Caitlyn Jenner, that’s none of your business bucko!
The point is, Halloween is for three things: 1. For guys to wear hilarious costumes. 2. For the ladies to wear sexy costumes. And 3. For everyone to get hammered drunk and have a great time. That’s it. It’s not offensive, it’s awesome.
P.S. Ladies, are you having trouble deciding what to be? Well ol Prent put together some ideas.
1. Sexy Hermione Granger.