This is one of the stupidest things I have seen for a while.
NRO picked up on something from HuffPo. HERE
Adverbs are, apparently, evil.
Adverbs: They’re hurting people. According to a piece in the Huffington Post, the word “too” is sexist and hurts women by constantly making them feel like they’re not good enough. In a piece titled “The 3-Letter Word That Cuts Women Down,” University of Vermont freshman Cameron Schaeffer explains that she had an “epiphany” about the word after talking with a friend about how she should cut her hair. “Our conversation ended with, ‘Well you don’t want it to be too short or too long,’” Schaeffer writes. “There is no proper way for a woman to cut her hair, let alone do anything right in this world . . . Everything is too this or too that,” she continues. Now, when she says “everything,” of course what she really means is “everything as it applies to women.” After all, the very real damage inflicted by this word is yet another tragedy that only affects us: “In my experience, I rarely hear too thrown around about men,” she explains. “You hear someone say, ‘He’s short,’ but you seldom hear ‘too short.’” (To be fair, I don’t really hear a male described as “Too Short” very often either, but kind feel like that’s probably just because he hasn’t released an album since 2012 and isn’t really on the scene as much as he used to be.) If you think Schaeffer’s reaction to the word “too” is crazy, don’t worry. She thinks it’s crazy, too — crazy that a “a well-versed feminist” like her didn’t realize that she needed to be outraged sooner: “I never realized how deeply a three-letter adverb could cut,” she writes. “My internal opinion is always that I’m too this or too that,” she continues. “I, like most women, have been deprived of self-satisfaction and appreciation because of this word and this attitude.”
Good grief. I lost 30 IQ points just reading that part. Don’t worry. I can spare them.
Here’s a writing assignment for you.
Give me a 100 word essay on feminists using as many adverbs as you can possibly pack in. I want it to ooze with adverbs, like the mozzarella I cut into yesterday oozed milk.