Christina Hoff Sommers, who writes about modern feminism, is a Conservative. She has been invited to speak at Oberlin College.
But liberal “special snowflakes” are protesting her presence on campus, because she makes them feel “unsafe,” and they’re setting up a “safe space” for students who may feel “triggered” by her speech.
Looks like being a liberal means never having to listen to another point of view.
….In a public Facebook event page, the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians (OCRL) student group said Sommers will discuss “feminism from a perspective that differs from the general Oberlin population.”
However, many female students at the Ohio school have taken over the comments section of the event page to express their disappointment in the group’s choice of Sommers as an event speaker. Several students claim they “feel unsafe” by her presence on campus….
“As an alum [sic], I’m disappointed Oberlin would bring this speaker on campus, especially at this time,” Madalyn Berg wrote. “The student body need not have to suffer through this kind of ignorance. To say her opinions are triggering, [sic] is an understatement. Making members of the community feel unsafe not only discredits any efforts Oberlin has mounted to prevent sexual assault and support people who’ve experienced sexualized trauma, but perpetuates that trauma within the Oberlin community. I expect more. I expect better.”
Several female students referred to Sommers as a “rape denialist” and “misogynistic,” referencing her critiques of modern feminism and the flawed statistic touted by the White House that says one in five women will be sexually assaulted in college.
“Look, to prevent rape and sexual assault, we need state of the art research. We need sober estimates,” Sommers said in a video for the American Enterprise Institute. “False and sensationalized statistics are going to get in the way of effective policies. And unfortunately, when it comes to research on sexual violence, exaggeration and sensation are not the exception; they are the rule.”