Gee, I can think of several eloquent hand gestures that would probably get me kicked out of collidge, these days. But at the University of Edinburgh recently, a 22-year-old collidge student–students seem to be a lot older than they used to be–and student council member was almost expelled for raising her hand during a meeting ( http://www.newsweek.com/campus-censorship-student-criticized-making-hand-gesture-during-debate-443830 ).
It was a meeting of the overgrown children’s committee on Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions: which, we are told, was “about the liberation of Palestinians.” (Translation: they hate Israel and Jews.) I mean, how are you expected to get a nation started without the meaningless support of a bunch of collidge students half a world away?
Anyhoo, raising one’s hand to ask a question was also taken to “denote disagreement,” and Edinburgh University is full of “safe space” where no disagreement is allowed, it might upset the inmates. In due course, there was filed a “safe space complaint against [so-and-so] for inappropriate hand gestures.”
They ban what you can say, they ban what you can read, they ban what you can write, and now they ban hand gestures that “denote disagreement.”
So that by the time you graduate, at age 35 or so, you have been transformed into a completely useless waste of space.
The university–where minds and morals go to die.