Welcome to the Dispatches from the Fall of Western Civilization: Wood Paneling Edition.
Warning, if you find wood paneling too masculine and feel ‘marginalized’ by it, then you might be triggered by this story at Heat Street.
At a March student government meeting, one student reportedly told administrators that, when the Union is refurbished, the lush wooden paneling, a prized feature of the building dating back to around 1910, should come down because it makes some students feel unsafe.
“[M]inority students felt marginalized by quiet, imposing masculine paneling” students claimed, according to the meeting minutes. They didn’t elaborate on precisely why the paneling was so problematic, but logic rarely comes into play in these kinds of complaints.
The stupid. It burns.