In this age of political correctness, many of the novels once considered “classics” are beginning to lose their appeal and appreciation among the newer generations.
But don’t worry, there is hope! The classics have previously stood the test of time because they teach lessons that can be used in all times and places. In fact, many classic books contain lessons relevant to even today’s society. For example, in the classic, “Crime and Punishment,” a student burdened by so much stress and school debt is eventually pushed to murder his lender. That’s a case for free college if there ever was one. Bernie Sanders, take notes!
If the new generation of special snowflakes and social justice warriors try hard enough, they just might find that there is plenty of progressive material to their liking within the covers of the classics.
In an effort to rescue the classics from “dustbins of discarded volumes,” the National Association of Scholars is calling on all book lovers with a sense of humor to help rebrand the classics in ways that SJWs can understand.
NAS says the contest will create “new politically correct labels for classic works, in order to demonstrate the progressive content buried deep inside each one,” all in the name of fun, of course.
Last week’s competition focused on the titles by classic author, Jane Austen. Here are a few of the winning titles:
- Pride and Prejudice: Finding Safe Spaces for Queer Folks Under Heteronormative Tyranny
- Sense and Sensitivity Training
- Censor Sensibility
- Manspread Park – Combating Patriarchal Postures across England’s Quaint Garden Benches
- (Wo)Mansfield Park
This week’s classic author? Charles Dickens.
Submit your PC twist on a classic Dickens title, and at the end of the week, a winner and runners-up will be announced on the NAS website.
To submit an SJW-worthy Dickens title:
Tweet your title along with the hashtag #PCSubtitle and NAS’s Twitter handle: @NASorg
Click here to fill out the form on the NAS website
Happy triggering, book lovers!