Thank goodness he got reinstated!!
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/we...rticle/2558795An autistic student, previously expelled from his college for mistakenly hugging a stranger, has been reinstated.
Brian Ferguson, a 20-year-old with autism attending special-needs classes at Navarro College in Texas, had been expelled for sexual assault. But what he did that constitutes sexual assault will leave you scratching your head.
Ferguson is 6’5” and gives hugs to his friends with a kiss on the top of their head since he towers over them. A week ago, that got him expelled. The problem arose when Ferguson thought he saw a woman he recognized and gave her one of his trademark greetings — except that the woman was a stranger.
"And then [the school] labeled it 'sexual assault' because of the kissing,” Ferguson’s mother, Staci Martin, told NBC. “They said a kiss is considered an assault."
Accidentally kissing someone you thought you knew is not sexually assault. I'm sure he even apologised for what he did and felt embarrassed himself and I can't believe he had to go through all that nonsense of being expelled then reinstated.
Hopefully nothing absurd as this will happen in the UK.
Sexual Assault "Absurdity" Watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-01-2015 04:06
- 19-01-2015 04:21
feminism's gone crazy, I tell ya - feminism and its advocacy of women to become easily offended at everything
- 19-01-2015 04:36
you cant blame feminism on this tbh.
Anyway what is autism?
do people who have it do things like this all the time?
- 19-01-2015 17:45
Why is the word assault now used to describe a harmless action that may make somebody feel mildly uncomfortable? Assault used to mean you were attacking somebody or something in a malicious manner. Did you just brush past me on the train? You assaulted me! Ugh...
The victim (because he is the victim here) being reinstated is good, but it doesn't change the fact he was actually expelled. This stuff is getting out of hand.Last edited by Dandaman1; 19-01-2015 at 17:46.