It’s a Privilege

Trivium 21c

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To view the opposition as dangerous is to misunderstand the basic concepts of democracy. To oppress the opposition is to assault the very foundation of democracy. 
― Aung San Suu Kyi, Letters from Burma

Tim Squirrell, former president of the Cambridge Union said:

“Safe space gets a bit of a bad rap, most of the people involved in advocating these types of policies don’t mind debate; they just they don’t want to do so in their homes with strangers… Every time you invite someone like Germaine Greer on to campus, or someone who disagrees with the rights of sex workers to do their work, or a racist or a homophobe, you’re not endorsing their views, but you’re legitimating their views as something that’s up for discussion. There’s a place for that discussion, but the question of whether it should happen in people’s homes is a difficult one. Greer doesn’t think…

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