campus free speech
Imagine, for a moment, that you’re in charge of a public liberal arts college that just suffered the most extreme student
Commencement was over, and we had awarded diplomas to the more than 800 graduates in a timely way. I had made remarks, as
From the very founding of our nation political and religious conservatives have sought to stifle freedom of thought and expression on college and university campuses.
We must not protect ourselves from disagreement; we must be open to being offended for the sake of learning, and we must be ready to give offense so as to create new opportunities for thinking.
Yes, Mr. Seinfeld, we college students are politically correct. We will call out sexism and racism if we hear it. But if you're going to come to my college and perform in front of me, be prepared to write up a set that doesn't just offend me, but has something to say.
The Committee on Freedom of Expression, a faculty group at the University of Chicago, was organized in July 2014 following
The freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment has emerged as an extraordinarily contentious issue on many university campuses.
Sexism, gender-based double standards, and male entitlement are so normalized that girls think sexual assault and violence are just a "part of life" that they have to live with. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is seriously f***ed up.