Ideological safe spaces make those on the left and the right more extreme.
This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international news.
Perhaps the greatest threat to academic freedom may be the Department of Education, which has promoted a definition of harassment so broad that cases like Laura Kipnis's are all but inevitable.
A Northwestern University graduate student who filed a Title IX complaint against the school's faculty senate head for discussing
"It doesn't serve the institutions and the entire academic community if they feel like they have to talk about the issue
In the wake of Kipnis' op-ed most folks, Schapiro included, have leapt to defend the overarching values of free speech. But, when Northwestern students marched in protest of Kipnis' op-ed (an act itself in the spirit of freedom of expression) Kipnis took to social media.
The conversation which ensued underscores the lack of care and attention to detail this piece was handled with, and which
AMBIVALENCE IS RARELY, if ever, cast as a positive attribute in our culture. It's associated with indecision, a lack of commitment, weakness.
"Femininity" is women's past, and "feminism" is our present. What I mean by this is not what you might think -- I'm not pitting family and children against career and culture, or wanting a push-up bra versus wearing no bra.
If the seemingly serious and cerebral world of politics brings about all these scandals, why shouldn't the fun and fatuous circus of popular media lay them to rest?