Ever wonder why I say Good Freaking Grief so often? This is why!
An RA at the University of Kansas was advised against incorporating an image of a gorilla into a jungle-themed floor decoration because the animal apparently represents “a very masculine image.”
Even female gorillas? What if the gorilla depicted identifies as transgender? What if the gorillas is a feminist fighting the Patriarchy? Or a Lesbian gorilla? What if a male gorilla is depicted using the ladies restroom? Would that gorilla be “too masculine”? Or would it be a Social Justice Warrior Gorilla? Ah do the questions ever end?
In an email obtained by Campus Reform, a university employee with the school’s student housing department writes to a resident advisor, who wishes to remain anonymous, to explain to him that he cannot use an image of a gorilla for a routine floor decoration.
“I think it would be best if your floor chose a different theme animal to be more inclusive,” Assistant Complex Director Dale Morrow wrote in an email at the start of this academic year. “First, gorillas represent a very masculine image, and I feel that this would not be inclusive to all of our residents on that floor.”
Ah yes, the old we have to exclude some ideas, people, and species apparently to truly be “inclusive”.