Clapping banned - could cause anxiety in some people

The National Union of Students Women’s Campaign, a feminist college student group in Britain, announced in March 2015 that they would ban clapping at their future conferences held at UK colleges.

The feminist group claimed that the act of clapping could “trigger some people’s anxiety,” and therefore should be banned from all of their conferences. 

Instead, the feminist students instructed those who attend conferences to use jazz hands—to wave their hands silently in the air—when they wished to display approval. 

A delegate of the group said that replacing clapping with silent jazz hands was a way to create “a more inclusive atmosphere.”