Thursday, April 23, 2015

A "Safe Space"

I’ve been seeing many demands for a “Safe Space” coming from various people recently. A “Safe Space” seems to be a place where one doesn’t have to hear things that might be a reminder of a traumatic event or a place where no one expresses ideas that the safe space proponents don’t agree with. “Safe Spaces” are places where no one is allowed to hear or see what some may find traumatic or objectionable. People with wrong ideas must be prevented from speaking. Movies, music, and other artistic expressions that some find offensive must be banned. Hobbies and games must be completely inoffensive. Only language deemed appropriate may be used. Attire should be criticized if it is deemed offensive. If this is what makes a space safe, then I grew up in an extremely safe space.