Conservatives want free speech, liberal snowflakes and antifa thugs fear speech.
From Daily Wire:
Yup, those dainty, fragile students who cannot countenance views that differ from their own are being offered counseling because of the possible psychological damage incurred by Shapiro’s rhetoric.
Not Antifa’s violence. Shapiro’s rhetoric.
Testifying before Congress in late July about the problems conservatives face regarding free speech on college campuses, Shapiro outlined a three-step argument made by the advocates and justifiers of violence on campus. He stated:
The first step is they say that the validity or invalidity of an argument can be judged solely by the ethnic, sexual, racial, or cultural identity of the person making the argument. The second step is that they claim those who say otherwise are engaging in what they call verbal violence. The final step is they conclude that physical violence is sometimes justified in order to stop such verbal violence.
After detailing each step in turn, Shapiro concluded:
All of this destroys free speech. But just as importantly, it turns students into snowflakes, craven and pathetic, looking for an excuse to be offended so they can earn points in the intersectionality Olympics and then use those points as a club with which to beat opponents. A healthy nation requires an emotionally and intellectually vigorous population ready to engage in open debate at all times. Shielding college students from opposing viewpoints makes them simultaneously weaker and more dangerous.
We must fight that process at every step. That begins by acknowledging that whatever we think about America and where we stand, we must agree on this fundamental principle: all of our views should be judged on their merits, not on the color or sex or sexual orientation of the speaker, and those views should never be banned on the grounds that they offend someone.
- “Join Rockstar the therapy dog for some de-stressing art”
- “Come join us for art, or even just for cuddles with Rockstar.”
- Additional “Dog Breath” workshop will be offered every Tuesday where students can “hug and be hugged by a poodle named Buddy.”
The University of Texas is offering students thrice weekly doggy cuddle sessions and coloring book corners for stressed out students.
Campus Reform reported:
“The University of North Texas now offers students weekly healing sessions with therapy dogs.
According to an advertisement for the therapeutic sessions put out by the university’s Counseling and Testing Services Department, students are invited to “join Rockstar the therapy dog for some de-stressing art” every Thursday throughout the semester.
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“We provide you with supplies to complete an art project designed to increase self -awareness, compassion, and gratitude,” a description for the session explains. “Come join us for art, or even just for cuddles with Rockstar.”
However, for those who are unable to make it to Thursday’s session, an additional “Dog Breath” workshop will be offered every Tuesday where students can “hug and be hugged by a poodle named Buddy.”
“Learn skills that can be used to relieve stress and manage anxiety while spending time with a loveable pet,” the advertisement states.
Meanwhile, another Tuesday session invites students to “come watch ‘The Office’ with the therapy dogs,” noting that participants will be able to view clips of the popular show while cuddling with dogs “Dakota and Willow,” all while “learning to form healthy relationships and increase coping skills”
Since last year, we hear an increasing demand from liberals for more American colleges to create more ‘safe spaces’ for their emotionally fragile, diaper-wearing snowflake students. Now, the ‘safe spaces’ brown shirts are targeting nightclubs.
This is a Washington Post headline:
The idea of ‘safe spaces’ has become controversial, but in nightlife it’s increasingly important
Bottomline according to the article: ‘A space can’t be safe if it isn’t exclusive to the audience it represents.’
From Washington Post:
Though the concept has gotten backlash on college campuses for potentially threatening free speech, safe spaces have become increasingly important at bars and nightclubs, activists say, particularly in the aftermath of last year’s attack at the LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando.
But what constitutes a safe space isn’t the same for everyone, and organizers such as Ross — who seek to welcome all, regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity or gender identification — are facing resistance, including from the very community they’re trying to welcome.
Critics have accused Ross’s parties of not being “really queer,” raising the question of whether safe spaces must be exclusive to be truly “safe.” For some, it’s a requirement; for others, a space can’t be safe if it isn’t exclusive to the audience it represents.
Read more: Nightclub ‘safe spaces’ face resistance…
UNIV. OF ARIZONA DISTRIBUTES SNOWFLAKES GUIDE ON HOW TO DEAL WITH MEAN WORDS – THEY CALL IT MICROAGGRESSION
The University of Arizona has released a 20-page booklet for snowflakes on microaggression. It will serve as a guide for teachers and students should follow inside and outside the classroom when it comes to combatting microaggression.
A microaggression is defined as ‘the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.
- Continuing to mispronounce the names of students after they have corrected you time and time again
Professor: ‘Is Jose Cuinantila here?’ Student: ‘I am here, but my name is Jesús Quintanilla.’
• Scheduling tests and project due dates on religious or cultural holidays
‘It has just been pointed out to me that I scheduled the mid-term during Rosh Hashanah, but we are okay because I don’t see any Jewish students in the class.’
• Setting low expectations for students from particular groups or high schools ‘Oh, so Robert, you’re from Pine Ridge High School? You are going to need lots of academic help in my class!’
• Calling on and validating male students and ignoring female students during class discussions
‘Let’s call on John again. He seems to have lots of great responses to some of these problems.’
• Expressing racially charged political opinions in class assuming that people with those racial/ethnic identities do not exist in class
‘I think illegal aliens are criminals because they are breaking the law and need to be rounded up and sent back to Mexico.’
• Singling students out in class because of their backgrounds
‘You’re Asian! Can you tell us what the Japanese think about our trade policies?’
• Denying the experiences of students by questioning the credibility and validity of their stories
‘I’ve eaten and shopped plenty of times in that part of town and it’s nothing like you describe it. How long have you lived there and who are you hanging out with?’
• Assigning class projects that are heterosexist, sexist, racist, or promote other oppressions
‘For the class project, I want you to think about a romantic relationship that you have had with a member of the opposite sex. Think and write about your observations.’
• Not respecting students gender pronouns, especially students who use gender neutral pronouns
‘Alex, you use ‘they/them’ pronouns. No, that’s too confusing. They is plural. I’m going to use him for you.’
• Using heterosexist or sexist examples or language in class.
‘Atoms sometimes attract each other like this male and female here. At the same time, atoms sometimes repel each other like these two males here.’
Snowflakes alert! Check the chart “10 Ways You Can Actively Reject Your White Privilege”released by United Church of Christ and liberal snowflakes just can’t get enough reading and sharing this very vital survival guide for their melting specie.
HILARIOUS ‘SAVE THE SNOWFLAKES’ VIDEO UPSETS HILLARY SUPPORTERS: HOW TO SAVE THEM FROM MELTING ‘for the price of a pumpkin spice latte per week’
Conservative group Media Research Center are so concerned for Hillary Clinton’s delicate snowflakes still melting after Trump’s victory they decided to create the site “savethesnowflakes.org” explaining the fragile conditions of America’s snowflakes and how to save them ‘for the price of a pumpkin spice latte per week’.
“Our nation’s snowflakes are being cared for by colleges and universities across the country. These schools – no, HEROES – are financially supporting cry-ins, hot chocolate, bubbles, kittens, puppies and ponies, crayons, and Play-Doh to comfort these wounded snowflakes. Some schools even canceled exams and classes to ensure that America’s youth are treated with extra care and understanding during these difficult times.
But clearly, it’s not enough. State budgets cannot be expected to bear this burden alone. It’s going to take a far more sustainable funding source to ensure special snowflakes have the emotional support they need. In response, we here at the Media Research Center have launched the Save the Snowflakes project to respond to this emergency and bring crucial attention to this devastating human crisis.
For the price of a pumpkin spice latte per week, you can help these snowflakes find solace in their safe spaces, far away from micro-aggressions and campus triggers like conservative ideas, facts, logic, or any opposing views. The media may not choose to expose this atrocity, but the Media Research Center, through our Save the Snowflakes initiative, is doing much more – we’re taking action! We won’t rest until we save each and every special snowflake from the horrors of exposure to … things they simply do not agree with.”
LIBERAL CRYBABIES! COLLEGES CONSOLE FRAGILE STUDENTS, ANARCHISTS RIOTS – THE EXTREME COPING FROM TRAUMA OF TRUMP VICTORY
Rush Limbaugh : In 2004, when John Kerry lost, here in south Florida — I think this was the first time that I was actually aware of it — a bunch of brand-new therapy centers in existing hospitals and clinics sprung up to help Democrat voters who were distraught over John Kerry’s loss. And they got so many customers that a new business was created, postelection stress disorder.
That’s the scenario in 2004. But in 2016, it became a trickle down meltdown from adults to high school students. ( Trump victory sparks student walk-out at Berkeley High School, angry protests across California )
How did it happen? Thanks to Democrat-run schools, the new generation of American students are being groomed to become a bunch of liberal snowflakes – so emotionally fragile they need safe spaces, school counseling for ‘traumatic’ presidential debates, therapy dogs, safety pin symbol, coloring books to calm them, campus cry-in with hot chocolate and tissues for their precious fragile tears, and the usual cancelling of exams and classes because liberal teachers and students too distraught to get out of their beds and face the truth that Donald Trump is the new president and not Hillary Clinton.
SOURCE: Scenes from the liberal meltdown
- The University of Michigan offered its traumatized students coloring books and Play-Doh to calm them. (Are its students in college or kindergarten?)
- The University of Kansas reminded its stressed-out kids that therapy dogs, a regular campus feature, were available.
- Cornell University, an Ivy League school, held a campus-wide “cry-in,” with officials handing out tissues and hot chocolate.
- Tufts University offered its devastated students arts and crafts sessions. (OK, not kindergarten — more like summer camp.)
- At campuses from elite Yale to Connecticut to Iowa and beyond, professors canceled classes and/or exams — either because students asked or because instructors were too distraught to teach.
On the other extreme side of the fragile snowflakes, you have the far-left angry liberal loonies protesting and rioting, with some paid $15/hour by George Soros-funded organizations.