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Posted 12/23/15
This is a new word I keep hearing about. Especially with South Park this season. What ever happened to colleges being about discussions of varying opinions and accepting all views. Personally any colleges that make it a point to promote space spaces I would turn my kids away from if I had kids. Being able to accept and work with people who you don't like is part of reality. By creating these types of places I believe it is doing a disservice to those who attend colleges. Are we at the point where people would rather hide under blankets and pillows instead of having discussions. I weep for the future of this country.

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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=safe+space



A place where college students can go if they have been subjected to ideas that differ from the progressive narrative. These safe spaces have pillows, soothing music and an understanding, sympathetic staff. Presumably, this allows them to recover from the trauma; free from any lasting damage resulting from exposure to ideas that conflict with their leftist professors.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe-space


In educational institutions, safe-space (or safe space), safer-space, and positive space are terms used to indicate that a teacher, educational institution or student body do not tolerate perceived anti-LGBT violence, harassment, hate speech or disagreement, but rather are open and accepting to opinions aligned to their own, thereby creating a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and all students.


So what do you think good idea to promote safe space?
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/25/15
Oh yeah. I'm sure that will work as well as those gun free zones.
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/25/15
Sounds silly. There are no "safe" spaces in the real world.
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/24/15
Literal hugboxes.
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/25/15
One of the stupidest things created thanks to social media and the cowardly hypocrites that plague my generation...
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Saw the video and wow, when did students tell teachers to be quiet. If they wanted an apology and threaten to transfer I would have been do you promise let's do the paperwork now. I work in safety and I don't even use the term safe space.
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/24/15
I blame their parents for failing to do their part to expose their children to defeat. Claiming everyone is a winner in sports, reinforces the idea that everything is about me. The lessons I learn while growing up was my defeats.
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Posted 12/23/15
Unable to tolerate reality?

Deal with it. You can figure out how to hide if you want to badly enough.
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I find it overblown by the media. I work for the second largest community college system in the US and we have not heard about any such foolishness.
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Man...

I blame Barney - youtube.com/watch?v=k_t7pTfdYts

But seriously, I seriously cannot wait until everyone else is tired of pandering to stupid shit like this. When we've all had enough...and we'll get there... people like this are going to have all the safety nets pulled out from under them, and not know how to function in society.
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/24/15
This defeats part of a college, university, etc. atmosphere and education. Your supposed to be challenged about these kinds of things. It's also partly the parents for fault for sheltering them and making them think they are always right. This just reinforces the idea that the world revolves around themselves and no one else. What a stupid and backwards concept.
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/24/15
If I had a kid and they start talking about safe spaces I'd hit them upside the head so hard they'd have to sit down for a week.
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/24/15
It really baffles my mind that people now a days truly won't allow anything that slightly offends them to reach their "Young Fragile" minds. I'm afraid to see what will happen to the entire country with a large population of civilians that literally will shut down if they hear an opposing opinion to theirs. The foundation of politics is coming up with an opinion and defending it because you believe it's the correct thing to do.

There's a reason that world peace is impossible, what you believe will never be the same as everyone else's. Hiding and trying to cover up the evil and conflict in the world won't ever help you, but only make things worse on all ends. These students have to learn that the world isn't all sunshine and flowers and accept that there are many horrible things that happen that you can't control. They may be able to hide in these "safe zones" now, but these zones won't be there forever, one day they'll have to grow up and accept or they'll just be taken advantage of because they can't defend themselves.

So to summarize, I believe that these "safe zones" are a stupid and shallow attempt from university students at becoming adults while trying to remove all the "difficult" things that come along with it. They should start looking at the real problems in the world and get out of their self centered circle of tears and excuse. The real world isn't nice and all about you, so stop delaying the inevitable.
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Posted 12/23/15 , edited 12/24/15

macht_gut wrote:

I blame their parents for failing to do their part to expose their children to defeat. Claiming everyone is a winner in sports, reinforces the idea that everything is about me. The lessons I learn while growing up was my defeats.


Triggered. I need to go to a safe spot now. Thanks. God. So cruel.
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