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Liberal ‘safe space’ obsession reaches new levels of insanity

In a blind rush to defend the offended (which today happens to be just about everyone), colleges are expanding the liberal notions of “safe space” by catering to activists wielding various claims of “privilege” and banning all manner of the mundane on campuses.

The battle for aggressive coddling has hit high gear these past few weeks. University of Missouri students held protests that led to the resignation of their president and another high-level administrator over unspecified claims of racism and “white privilege.”

The Mizzou controversy was fueled by a student group called “Concerned Student 1950,” which pays tribute to first-year black students admitted to the university. The group started the trending hashtag #blackoncampus to motivate other students around the country to battle what they perceive as “white privilege.”

College Master Erika Christakis of Yale University then became the target of the Left when she sent an email to students suggesting they wear whatever Halloween costumes they wanted, without fear of offending, asking, “Is there no room anymore for a child or young person to be a little bit obnoxious … a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive?”

Students responded to her email with engaged protests over the violation of their “safe space.”

Buckling under the fear of outcry, campuses are increasingly shielding students from anything the Left deems offensive, including most of the real world. Here are some of the most absurd things banned so far on college campuses.

Elon University in N.C. last fall aimed to stop promoting sexist stereotypes. Its idea of a sexist stereotype? The word “freshman.” Administrators banned the word from their website and orientation workshops, and replaced it with “first year.” The director of the school's Inclusive Community Wellbeing, Leigh Ann Royster, told The College Fix the word “freshman” insinuates a hierarchy among students and might contribute to sexual violence because it labels the youngest students, which could make them targets. Being a young woman in addition to being a “freshman,” therefore, makes a person more prone to being taken advantage of, she suggests. Doesn’t that sound more sexist than the word 'freshman'?

H/T Lifezette

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