The Simpsons hilariously mocked sensitive college students, colloquially known as “social justice warriors,” in an episode earlier this month.
The episode shows longtime character Mr. Burns returning to his alma mater, Yale University, to donate money and “endow a department of nuclear plant management.”
However, two university staff walking with Mr. Burns inform him the school can’t associate itself with anything nuclear.
“Of course, we can’t do nuclear,” one of the staff members says. “You’d be creating a space for violence to happen. Hmm. How about funding a chair in the non-narrative cinema of self-identified pansexuals?”
“Our students are highly-entitled wusses,” adds the other.
“But with an issue as hetero-patriarchal as nuclear power, we’ll have to hire multi-cultural empathizers, build a new safe space,” they continue, before being interrupted by a small group of students who demand the university establishes anti-nuclear curriculum.
“What’s happened to this place?” Mr. Burns says emphatically before pointing to one of the students. “This is the home of ruthless media disruptor Samuel F. B. Morse. Who is his successor? That fellow?”
“Fellow? That word is cis-gender normative, okay? You’re worse than Hitler!” the student says back.
The skit then forwards to the show’s main character, Homer Simpson, walking on Yale’s campus dressed as a woman. He then spots an “all gender bathroom” and goes in. Once he comes out, he’s no longer dressed like a woman and puts on a cardboard box with eyeholes cut out pretending that his gender is now “robot.”
“That’s unbelievably offensive. Microagression!” one student says.
“Cultural appropriation!” says another, before all of the students begin uttering similar phrases in a robotic fashion.
Watch the skit below:
College campuses have become infamous places in recent years as students become more and more liberal and demand “safe spaces” or places on campuses where they don’t have to listen to or be offended by “hate speech,” which really means speech they don’t like or agree with.
Gender change, which has also taken college campuses by storm, was also widely mocked in the episode. In 2017, progressives allege there are dozens of different genders a person can choose — or even no gender at all. Harvard, an Ivy League school similar to Yale, even said in a new campus guide that gender can change daily.