Why have a public debate at all? These special snowflakes students might feel unsafe, triggered, or “micro-aggresssed” in an environment where ideas might be challenged.

Via Daily Caller:

A pair of journalists critical of modern feminism have been banned from a university event that, ironically, focuses on whether feminism is stifling modern free speech.

The University of Manchester Free Speech & Secular Society is scheduled to hold a public debate Oct. 15 titled “From Liberation to Censorship: Does Modern Feminism Have a Problem with Free Speech?” Initially, two journalists, Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart and Julie Bindel of the Guardian, were invited to speak at the debate. Both have since been barred from attending because their opinions are considered too offensive.

Bindel was the first to be banned, with the University of Manchester Students’ Union announcing Monday that her invitation had been blocked due to her attitude toward transgender people. While Bindel is herself a feminist and lesbian activist, she is also sharply critical of the transgendered and of gender reassignment surgery, attitudes the student union said violate their official safe space policy by undermining the “principles of liberation.”….

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  1. Alain41 says:

    University of Manchester motto is; Knowledge, Wisdom, Humanity

    Is there any professor that comes to mind when someone says, U. of Man.? Oh yeah, Alan Turing. Leading mathematician Bletchley Park codebreaker who committed suicide the year after he was convicted of homosexuality. Big difference, speech by Gays isn’t a crime. Yet. Maybe the Queen should revoke her pardon. I’m sure that the University of Manchester has the Knowledge, Wisdom, and Humanity to advise.

  2. ancientwrrior says:

    I might add one more to their motto: Stupidity!

  3. Piquerish says:

    Arrogant people are non-learners. They invest their energies in maintaining a cozy feeling of complacency, and complacency is the biggest single enemy to the process of continuously learning from experience. Arrogant people are exactly the sort of people who are destined to have one year’s experience 20 times rather than 20 years’ worth of experience.

    — Peter Honey

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