Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Victimology 101

“Student organizations representing women’s interests now routinely advise students that they should not feel pressured to attend or participate in class sessions that focus on the law of sexual violence, and which might therefore be traumatic.”

Maybe doctors in training should not have to study virology or bacteriology for fear of triggering memories of children immunizations? Pre-vet students should be excused from equine rotation if a horse kicked them at the rodeo.

“It's time to admit that appeasing students' seemingly unlimited senses of personal victimhood entitlement, unenlightened views about public discourse, and thinly-veiled laziness is not merely wrong, but actively dangerous. Colleges are supposed to prepare young people to succeed in the real world; they do students no favors by infantilizing them. But worse than that, by bending over backwards to satisfy the illiberal mob, colleges are doling out diplomas to people who are prepared for neither real life nor their eventual professions. Should medical colleges abdicate their responsibility to instruct students on how to administer a rape kit to a victim, or ask a victim difficult questions about her trauma, because that discussion is triggering to some of the students?”


Anonymous said...

FYI, Doctors in training get very little virology or parasitology or bacteriology. They're too busy studying anatomy, physiology and organic chemistry. Those more esoteric studies are left for specialists in Epidemiology or Infection Control.

Norma said...

What a waste--and to think we had all those books in the library.

Norma said...

They will take microbiology which encompasses numerous sub-disciplines including virology, mycology, parasitology, and bacteriology.

Norma said...
How to study microbiology