Student accused of violating “safe space” for raising her hand shaking her head


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I’m often embarrassed for leftist because they are too often just so obnoxious and childish, but this is a new low.

From The Telegraph, emphasis in bold is mine:

A university student was threatened with being thrown out of a meeting after being accused of violating “safe space” rules – by raising her hand.

Imogen Wilson, the vice-president for academic affairs at Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), spoke out against safe space rules becoming “a tool for the hard left to use when they disagree with people”, following the incident last week.

Ms Wilson, 22, was subject to a “safe space complaint” over her supposedly “inappropriate hand gestures” during a student council meeting.

According to the association’s rules, student council meetings should be held in a “safe space environment”, defined as “a space which is welcoming and safe and includes the prohibition of discriminatory language and actions”.

This includes “refraining from hand gestures which denote disagreement”, or “in any other way indicating disagreement with a point or points being made”.

“Disagreement” is unsafe…got it.

“Disagreements should only be evident through the normal course of debate,” it says.

That would seem reasonable except…

Ms Wilson said she raised her arms in disagreement after being accused by another speaker of failing to respond to an open letter, despite in fact having made efforts to contact the letter’s authors.

When people can say untrue and disagreeable things about you. That doesn’t sound like something that can fall into the purview of “the normal course of debate.” So you can basically be a liar pants on fire, THAT is safe, but setting the record straight with the truth? Unsafe!

A complaint was made against Ms Wilson, who was then subjected to a vote on whether she should be removed from the room.

Although the vote went in her favour, with 18 people voting to remove her and 33 voting for her to be allowed to remain, she was later threatened with another complaint after shaking her head while someone was speaking.

In other words Michael J. Fox would never make it through one of these mush-brained jam sessions.

Ms Wilson said she believed that safe space rules banning gestures of disagreement, which were drawn up under the tenure of previous sabbatical officers, were “a little extreme” and had been used as a “political” tool against her after she spoke out against anti-Semitism.

“I totally do believe in safe space and the principles behind it,” she told the Telegraph. “It’s supposed to enhance free speech and not shut it down, and give everyone a chance to feel like they can contribute.

That just goes to show the naivete of people who don’t understand how leftist work. They’re NEVER interested in opposing points of view being voiced for the simple reason that truth and reason more often than not win out against their lies when the playing field is even. Disagreement for leftists is just too risky to allow. So much so that in this case you can’t even shake your head when they lie about you to others right in front of your face.

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