You haven’t an ounce of testosterone if you are working for a university. We see this again, as a Scottish university just slapped a trigger warning on the literary classic “Old Man and the Sea” because writer Hemingway had “graphic fishing scenes.”

The novella’s plot, in brief,  focuses on fisherman protagonist Santiago’s massive catch of a giant marlin that he exhaustedly struggles to keep it on the line for days before eventually killing it with a harpoon.

Liberalism really is a mental disorder.

It is a story of one man’s heroic struggle against the elements and is often viewed as a metaphor for life itself. But Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel The Old Man And The Sea is the latest victim of today’s woke standards, with students warned that it contains ‘graphic fishing scenes.

Successive TV and film adaptations of the 1952 classic have been awarded U and PG certificates suitable for children, but a content warning has been issued to History and Literature students at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, an area renowned for its fishing industry.

The novel, of course, is a classic essay about man’s struggle against nature, but it is also very traditionally manly and featuring the battle between the Old Man and a giant marlin.

If they want to go after cruelty to fish, they should target children who bring home a goldfish. Those little fishies will be dead within 24 hours.

Oh, the humanities.

But the University of the Highlands in Scotland is all verklempt over how mean Hemingway is to those poor, innocent little fishies and the giant fish he fights throughout the book.


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The University of Highlands and Islands, made up of 13 research institutions and colleges, has issued content warnings for other classics.

Students studying Homer’s The Iliad, written in the 8th Century BC, and Beowulf, an English poem penned around 1025 AD, are warned that they contain ‘scenes of violent close combat’.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is flagged because it contains ‘violent murder and cruelty’ and students studying Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Romeo And Juliet are warned that the plays contain scenes of ‘stabbing, poison and suicide’.

A University spokesman said: ‘Content warnings enable students to make informed choices.’

Wokism is taking over the classics.

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