Mar 25, 2015 10:18 AM GMT
roadbikeRob saidThe only scary idea I could think of is all the leftist lunatics wanting to elect the hapless Hillary ho for president.
“It’s amazing to me that they can’t distinguish between racist speech and speech about racist speech, between racism and discussions of racism,” Ms. Kaminer said in an email.
The confusion is telling, though. It shows that while keeping college-level discussions “safe” may feel good to the hypersensitive, it’s bad for them and for everyone else. People ought to go to college to sharpen their wits and broaden their field of vision. Shield them from unfamiliar ideas, and they’ll never learn the discipline of seeing the world as other people see it. They’ll be unprepared for the social and intellectual headwinds that will hit them as soon as they step off the campuses whose climates they have so carefully controlled.
Another reason students resort to the quasi-medicalized terminology of trauma is that it forces administrators to respond. Universities are in a double bind. They’re required by two civil-rights statutes, Title VII and Title IX, to ensure that their campuses don’t create a “hostile environment” for women and other groups subject to harassment. However, universities are not supposed to go too far in suppressing free speech, either. If a university cancels a talk or punishes a professor and a lawsuit ensues, history suggests that the university will lose. But if officials don’t censure or don’t prevent speech that may inflict psychological damage on a member of a protected class, they risk fostering a hostile environment and prompting an investigation. As a result, students who say they feel unsafe are more likely to be heard than students who demand censorship on other grounds.
B. Censorship Over Desires Arising from the Senses
1. First is the censorship over the desires arising from the use of the eyes, among which we mention as of first importance, sexual desires that arise from seeing crystal eyes, slender brows, crimson lips, snow- white teeth, worldly adornments, garments of beautiful colors--green, yellow, red, white, purple, violet, and so on,--all of which will attract a fool's attention and awaken desires that are evil.
2. Second is the censorship over the desires arising from the use of the ears, among which we mention, musical sounds from harp, twelve-stringed lute, and instruments using silk, bamboo metal, stone, etc., and from the voices of dancing and singing girls, reciting, praising, etc. No sooner do we, disciples of Buddha, hear these sweet sounds than our hearts are stained and our minds entangled and we are led into evil acts.
3. Third is the censorship over the desires arising from the use of sense of smell. By this is meant the scent from sexually excited bodies, from beverages, from delicious foods, and from the fragrance from all kinds of shouldering perfumes.
4. The fourth is the censorship over desires arising from the sense of taste in eating and drinking, such as, bitterness, sourness, sweetness, spiciness, saltines and freshness.
5. Fifth is the censorship over the desires arising from the sense of touch. Our body is very sensitive to softness, warmth in winter, coolness in summer, etc.
mindgarden saidThis kind of nonsense has been gaining traction for several years. You can find many articles similar this one. Delicate flowers have been demanding that professors issue "trigger warnings" if there might be something coming up in a lecture or reading assignment that could potentially upset them...
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bro4bro said"The unexamined life is not worth living"
theantijock saidBlah Blah Blah....
My brother summed it up beautifully in raising his kids. I've told this story before. The good kid came over to us and told a distasteful joke out of character for him, obviously something he picked up from his friends or wherever. My brother did not correct him, but rather said simply: "we don't want to hear it."...