Ideological safe spaces make those on the left and the right more extreme.
For example, a combat vet who has flashbacks when walking into a crowded place, like a mall, doesn't believe that if he just
There's this scene in David Cronenberg's movie The Fly that's pretty hard to watch. Actually, there are a lot of scenes in that movie that are pretty hard to watch. That's kind of the point of the movie, which is also kind of the point of this essay, but first, let's describe the scene in question in order to get to the essay in question.
There could be an issue of academic freedom involved if such warnings were required of all instructors. Perhaps an instructor
Imagine this. I'm talking with people I've never met before, say at a college reception. They're all articulate, accomplished: a sociologist, a biologist, a psychologist, and a historian. "What do you do?" someone eventually asks me politely. I say "Mathematics" and they all start trembling.
They're rarely used -- and research shows they can help.
Clearly, university administrators prefer student demands that can be coopted or absorbed into their current business model. Allowing the prevailing culture to define the parameters of their protest has left the burgeoning Millennial Movement in a precarious position.
The rise of so-called "political correctness" is not the infantilizing of students. It is the long overdue voice given to the real experiences of all students.
Even the stars on television were of a different caliber than the stars today. There were actors such as Ron Howard, Gary Coleman, Henry Winkler, and Penny Marshall. They didn't need a sex tape to get the attention of America. They had talent, timing, and charisma.
However, Armstrong acknowledged that removing the questions might be related to student-administration relations, saying
The Right to Tell the Government to Go to Hell: Free Speech in an Age of Government Bullies, Corporate Censors and Compliant Citizens
Societies that cherish free speech relish open debates and controversy and, in turn, produce a robust citizenry who will
The Promised Land, then, is not simply a "safe space." Social justice is not achieved by eliminating "microaggressions" or requiring "trigger warnings." Student activists, whatever their cause, should recognize and insist on intellectual freedom for all.