It has come to that: microaggression is the equivalent of a slap in the face.
Thanks to Moonbattery
Violence that leftists approve of (e.g., Black Lives Matter riots) is not violence but speech. By the same token, speech leftists do not approve of is not speech but violence. If you disagree with leftists, you disagree with The Science:
Hearing insults is like receiving a “mini slap in the face”, regardless of the precise context the insult is made in. That is the conclusion of a new paper published in Frontiers in Communication. The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) and skin conductance recordings to compare the short-term impact of repeated verbal insults to that of repeated positive or neutral evaluations.
Explains Dr Marijn Struiksma of Utrecht University,
“Our study shows that in a psycholinguistic laboratory experiment without real interaction between speakers, insults deliver lexical ‘mini slaps in the face’, such that the strongly negative evaluative words involved that a participant reads, automatically grab attention during lexical retrieval, regardless of how often that retrieval occurs.”
Just as the Framers never would have included the right to bear arms in the Bill of Rights had they known that bullets would be invented, they would have left out free speech had they known that a perceived microaggression is the equivalent of a slap in the face.
You wouldn’t let people go around slapping protected identity groups in the face, would you?