30.4.15

TOUGHEN UP, CUPCAKE.

Here's Popehat's Ken White on safe spaces and trigger facilitators.
Today's young people are responsible for their own actions. They are bound, like all of us, by this truth: the government saying something is right doesn't make it right. But it's not fair to ignore our culture's role in shaping the values that lead to an appetite for "safe spaces."

I'm not going to stop calling out university students who assert that they have a right not to be offended, or who claim that they are entitled to spaces safe from ideas they don't like.
Yes, if you can't play around with ideas in a university, when and where will you play with them?  Thus, Reason's Nick Gillespie sees the safe-space facilitators as veal farmers.
Today’s students are even less prepared to deal with anything approaching the real world than those of us who graduated into a world that didn’t even pretend to care what our senior thesis was about. Take it from me, kiddos: The whole world is a microaggression when it isn’t openly kicking you up and down the street. And if your vast clone army of administrative busybodies can’t fully protect you from disappointment on campus, they’re even more useless once you’ve graduated and start paying off your student loans.
Or not.

No comments: