Academic “Safe Space:” Shutting up Ideas the Left Does Not Like
So what is a “safe space?” A place where politically correct leftists need not be exposed to ideas they don’t like.
But then, the campus leftists want to prevent other students from hearing ideas that the leftists don’t like. In other words, it’s another tactic of campus authoritarians wanting to shut up ideas. Add it to “harassment” and “micro-aggressions” and “incivility” and “offensiveness” and “hate speech.”
The campus left has many, many excuses for their censorship. Some of the examples Sykes cites are bizarre, “beyond parody” as he puts it.
And of course, it ties the whole phenomenon to Marquette’s attack on this blogger.
- The deranged campus left reacts to campus speeches by Christina Hoff Sommers.
- Marquette English Professor Tom Jeffers on Marquette’s attack on this blogger.
- An article in the New Criterion, which notes that “The treatment of John McAdams at Marquette University reveals the newest level of intolerance in the world of higher education.”