Safe spaces replace free speech on campus

Silence, Free Speech, 1st Amendment
Silence, Free Speech, 1st Amendment

Tip toeing through the minefield of a college classroom. “Husband,” “wife,” “mom” and “dad” are all taboo. Don’t bother uttering them or you’ll get the boot, and your grade will suffer. Free speech is no more. It’s all about “safe spaces” now. And if you don’t comply, you will pay. Like in this class. It’s a required class for some, so don’t step on the professor’s safe space! You may not get your degree!

According to the DailyCaller:

The policy mandates that students “[s]peak in a way that does not make assumptions about others based on “norms”, stereotypes, or one’s own identity or experience.”

The syllabus explains that this means replacing the words “boyfriend”/”girlfriend” with the more inclusive “partner” or “significant other.” The rule applies to conversations about married couples too: saying “husband” or “wife” is forbidden. Even the words “mom” and “dad” have a more “inclusive” alternative — students are told to use the word ‘family” instead.

Where are those students’ safe spaces to speak their minds?

H/T TheCollegeFix

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