#1 What’s Happening on College Campuses? by algernonpj 09.04.2015 16:26

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An entire new generation of PC buzz words are being used to suppress free speech.


What’s Happening on College Campuses?
by Phyllis Schlafly
April 1, 2015

Who would have thought, only a few years ago, that our basic First Amendment right of free speech would be under attack on college campuses (of all places!)? But those are now ordinary campus events.

Progressives want to shield college students from what are called “scary ideas.” They are not referring to Halloween pranks or costumes, or to historic wartime episodes of bitter fighting; the new buzz words are “trigger warnings,” “outgrowths of fragility,” or “sexual paranoia.”

Professors talk about the need to overturn the “privilege theory.” Anyone who can’t claim to belong to an oppressed group must be unfairly advantaged by unearned “privilege.”

A whole new vocabulary has come into collegians’ lingo. Students claim they suffer from “microaggressions,” a word defined as the use of a verbal expression or any customary social norm of behavior to which somebody might take offense or feel threatened.

Everyone is subject to having his ordinary conversation or acts construed as secretly or inadvertently using racism, sexism or heterosexism. Everyday slights or indignities, verbal or behavioral, are assumed to be giving offense.

Some students gripe about hostile classroom environments, which the Left usually attributes to “white privilege” and other forms of institutionalized oppression. Students are even offended by professors correcting their papers and exams because corrections allegedly deride their intellectual capacity and harm their psycho-physiological health.

Another trendy phrase among college students is the claim that they need “safe spaces” where their feelings can’t be hurt. The safe place at Brown University, for example, was equipped with cookies, coloring books, Play-doh, calming music, pillows, a video of frolicking puppies, plus staff trained to deal with trauma.

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#2 RE: What’s Happening on College Campuses? by PzLdr 09.04.2015 16:38

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A decided lack of testosterone?

#3 RE: What’s Happening on College Campuses? by algernonpj 09.04.2015 16:47

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#4 RE: What’s Happening on College Campuses? by Cincinnatus 09.04.2015 16:52

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Talk about scary stuff. The University of Michigan cancelled a showing of "American Sniper" and replaced that movie with "Paddington." Whew!

That was the case until the insensitive brutes down at the Athletic Dept., under the leadership of football coach Jim Harbaugh, announced it would have a movie night with a showing of "American Sniper".

So the movie is back on but with "safeguards".

"Campus Involvement
þ@UMInvolvement We're planning to show American Sniper in a separate forum that provides an appropriate space for dialogue & reflection. More info to come."

I hope UM has thoroughly considered creating a "safe room" like the one at Brown. No doubt a great many wolverines are going to need it.

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