Salt Lake City- The University of Utah has a cry closet in the Marriott library as a “safe space” for students who are stressed by exams. It was not built by the University, it was built by a student, and no public funds were used in its creation. But seriously, we’re breeding crybabies. The note on the door tells students that they can use the closet for 10 minutes at a time.
so my school installed a cry closet in the library LMFAOOOOOOOOO what is higher education pic.twitter.com/6rGcJv9qjr
— jacks (@aJackieLarsen) April 24, 2018
Random fact… this is the side view pic.twitter.com/i16aJv54Gg
— Dev (@DevThaExplora) April 25, 2018
Most of the reactions were predictable, but some were noteworthy.
“Is your school a daycare?”
— jacks (@aJackieLarsen) April 26, 2018
Some tried to justify the closet by saying it was needed (plush floor and stuffed toys included), other had epic responses.
Dude when was the last time you were in college? It isn’t fun. When was the last time you had to study for 5 exams when those 5 exams all fall between the same two days? When was the last time you took 3 finals in one day? It isn’t fucking easy so yea sometimes we cry
— Lisa Marie (@Lisa_Colon4) April 26, 2018
When was the last time you went through training that mentally scarred you but you had to suck it up in fear of being ridiculed by your peers? When was the last time you had to decide your life or his? I never had a cry closet in basic training just saying.
— ???_?????????? ⛈ (@NicholasFelts) April 26, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, if you are in need of something like this on a University level… You just might not be mature enough to be there
— Dane (@GreatDaneUJ) April 25, 2018
Yooooo!! I’m THE Cry Closet Creator ™️. I’m so stoked that the response has been so incredible!!
— Nemo Miller (@Nemosanartist) April 25, 2018
????? OH MY GOD! This is so destructive. We will never have functioning adults in this country with this crap! ?
— The Citizen Pundit (@1citizenpundit) April 25, 2018
Seriously! For my generation, a 17 Y/O ‘s ‘Safe Space’ was holding your breath under water in a rice patty in ‘Nam.
But I guess soy wasn’t a thing back then.
— Mike Houston (@WhiteHatGuy) April 25, 2018
In one semester I took 24 credit hours and had tests, homework, and major papers in all of them and worked 40 hours a week on top of it. I didn’t have to run to the closet and cry. I just did the work. Now there might be times when crying is appropriate…like if someone you love dies. Or if you have a wasp in your workspace and you have no bee spray (ok that might be worth a scream or two). But tests? Good grief.
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