What is causing this college student to shriek like a banshee?

What is causing this college student to shriek like a banshee?
A detail from 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch. (Image: The Munch Museum)

If you’re not familiar with the concept of microaggression, you can bone up here, though it might be sufficient to say that the term is a construct of social justice warfare and applies to any event or action on a college campus that might cause a collegian here in twenty-first-century America to go ballistic.

Having so clarified, I present for your sheer befuddlement a clip from the soundtrack to a video that was made on the campus of Western Washington University. Campus Reform, which recorded the video, added labels that give away answer to the title question. My editors and I felt it would be more instructive for you to listen first and try to figure out what is causing such intense pain for this coed. (A link to the video appears later in the post.)

As you can plainly hear, this student is experiencing such duress that you probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that she had just been physically assaulted. But that’s not what is causing her to scream. Are you ready to find out what is? Then click this link, which will enable you to watch the video.

You can also read more about this inexplicable event at Campus Reform.


Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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