If you're anxious and you know it, don't clap your hands!
Anyone super confused yet?
Apparently, clapping your hands can cause anxiety issues in some people.
At least that's what a student group in Manchester thinks because they just passed a resolution to keep things more inclusive by banning clapping.
Instead, the University of Manchester Student's Union suggests using "jazz-hands".
Sara Khan, the union's liberation and access officer, wants the usage to go beyond their meetings and asks that "student groups and societies to do the same."
Turns out the idea isn't limited to just this one school.
Students at the University of Durham have also proposed banning clapping on the same grounds, adding that offenders should face "consequences."
And as you can imagine, people think this whole thing is incredibly, wildly, STUPID:
Clapping is banned at University of Manchester Student Union events "to avoid triggering anxiety and improve accessibility." Students will instead use silent "jazz hands". Glad some brave young souls decided to ignore the difficulties caused by sudden noises 100 years ago pic.twitter.com/EN8R81CGWV— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) October 2, 2018
World's gone mad. I'm all for making things more accessible, but this is ridiculous. It's made me very anxious just reading the story, thereby negating any intended benefit #welldone. I think the human race has run out of useful stuff to think about. https://t.co/UZmiLQjvi9— Paul Shaw (@paulshaw) October 2, 2018