Tag: Safe Spaces

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Bubble-Wrapped Americans: How the US Became Obsessed with Physical and Emotional Safety

 

Bubble-Wrapped Americans: How the U.S. Became Obsessed with Physical and Emotional Safety“In America we say if anyone gets hurt, we will ban it for everyone everywhere for all time. And before we know it, everything is banned.” — Professor Jonathan Haidt

It’s a common refrain: We have bubble-wrapped the world. Americans in particular are obsessed with “safety.” The simplest way to get any law passed in America, be it a zoning law or a sweeping reform of the intelligence community, is to invoke a simple sentence: “A kid might get hurt.”

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Chick-fil-A and Government Bans – Which is the real threat to safety?

 

This is a branch off @rushbabe49 mentioned the proposal in the Texas state legislature to deal with the City of San Antonio’s decision to ban Chick-fil-A from consideration for an airport food concession.

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At National Review Online, I write about Penn State University barring its Outing Club from doing what the club was created to do and has been doing for 98 years — off campus outings. The disallowed activities are less dangerous than many on-campus activities that students undertake daily. What gives? An excerpt: More

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I thought I’d share this Facebook post from Lisanne-Petal Sprinkles, who is a Facebook friend of a Facebook friend of a Facebook friend (no, really): I’m terribly upset. Thank goodness I have my support animal, Cuddles whenever I do get upset. I rely on Cuddles often. If conservative speakers threaten to appear on my college […]

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I first discovered Neel Kolhatkar when I saw his viral video Modern Educashun. (check it out if you haven’t seen it, it is hilarious). He is not your typical millennial, he is of Indian origin, he is from Australia, and he is a stand up comedian. He is politically incorrect, and funny to boot. (please […]

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Richard Epstein looks at recent on-campus controversies involving Charles Murray and Milo Yiannopoulos and examines what can be done about the increasingly hostile environment in American higher education.

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Victor Davis Hanson describes how higher education and the media have eroded — and provides recommendations for reforming each.

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I was talking online with a law student who graduated from my school last year and who was lecturing her Facebook friends on the true meaning of safe spaces. She said that a safe space is merely a place where one is not allowed to be violent, use slurs, or shut down other people’s opinions, […]

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…compels me to direct you to this article written by my daughter for the webzine she and some of her high school friends publish. http://www.thelinkpublishing.com/news/2016/10/9/dear-future-college-students-warning More

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Victor Davis Hanson explores the tensions between technological progress and cultural vitality.

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In what sounds like a post made for the Onion, Mediaite is reporting that a group of white nationalist will set up a 24/7 Hotline for “bullied” Trump supporters. This is your America in 2016 ladies and gentleman. From the article: More

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The signs of the institutional terminal illness of the American university are increasingly plentiful. The stories out of Missouri and Yale and a half-dozen other places in recent months might be easily dismissed as the grumblings of an entitled generation—and they are that—but something far more insidious is entangled with this “movement.” More

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