Oh, The Irony

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Wokery beyond parody because university slaps a TRIGGER warning on George Orwell's 1984 as it contains 'explicit material' which some students may find 'offensive and upsetting'

…it is one of several literary works which have been flagged up to students at Northampton who are studying a module called Identity Under Construction. They are warned that the module ‘addresses challenging issues related to violence, gender, sexuality, class, race, abuses, sexual abuse, political ideas and offensive language’.

In addition to Orwell’s book, academics identify several works in the module that have the potential to be ‘offensive and upsetting’ including the Samuel Beckett play Endgame, the graphic novel V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd and Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing The Cherry.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ning-George-Orwells-Nineteen-Eighty-Four.html

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I'm so glad I bought a copy years ago.
 

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However, The Daily Mail, if cut into squares about 4 inches in size, and threaded onto a bit of string, make an excellent papier toilette if you scrunch each piece a bit before use.
 

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However, The Daily Mail, if cut into squares about 4 inches in size, and threaded onto a bit of string, make an excellent papier toilette if you scrunch each piece a bit before use.
The same could be said of every newspaper.
Heavens help us if all newspapers go digital-only!
 

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The Mail is great for keeping up to date on Amanda Holden.
 

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Whatever the nebulous word "wokery" means, I should think this is more about legally covering the schools' arses in case what happens with the US textbooks wars starts here (and it may). If they have a disclaimer, they cannot be sued by someone looking for an easy payout for damages of real or imagined or invented harm.
 

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Three people were left homeless when a fire erupted in their New Jersey commercial / residential building - the location of a fire safety equipment business.
No one badly hurt after fire breaks out at fire safety business, cops say

Three people were left homeless and one police officer suffered a minor injury Monday after a large fire broke out in a two-story commercial and residential building in Garfield that a houses a fire safety business , authorities said.

The fire broke out on the second floor around 4:40 a.m. at Firematic on the 400 block of River Road, Garfield police said in a statement. Garfield police evacuated tenants from the second floor as firefighters arrived to put out the fire. ...

The Firematic website said the company specializes in the sale and service of fire extinguishers as well as providing other industrial safety equipment. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/f...t-n-j-fire-safety-company-building/ar-AAT5t9t
 
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