Wednesday, November 04, 2015

"Would a visit to campus from Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum result in mass fainting spells?"

The Left is going to keep eating itself, and then they'll be shocked when all that's left is folks who tilt Right.  You'll Never Guess Which Students Want a Pro-Gay Film Screening Cancelled Because It's Too Offensive - Hit & Run : "Conservative students at Colorado College think Stonewall (2015)—a pro-gay film about gay liberation in New York City that bears the tagline “where pride began”—is too offensive to be shown on campus and want the administration to cancel an upcoming screening. Just kidding. It’s actually gay student activists affiliated with the college’s LGBTQIA+ group who object to the film, which was directed by openly gay filmmaker Roland Emmerich and positively depicts gay people fighting for equality in 1969...
...the students aren’t having any of it: “Critical discussion is simply a way of engaging in respectability politics,” said first-year Amelia Eskani. “I think Colorado College should cancel the screening because the safety and well-being of queer and trans* students surpasses the importance of a critical discussion.” … “If CC is really as dedicated to diversity and inclusion,” said junior Grace Montesano, “They would never have agreed to screen a film that queer students have repeatedly stated is a threat to our identity and our safety.” … “It is fallacious to equate the rights of students to view a movie with the rights of students to exist free of violence.” 

That’s right: the film isn’t merely offensive to gay and trans students (despite having a truly gay-affirming message), it’s actively dangerous to their physical well-being, according to R.A.I.D. This is a complaint emotionally-coddled students often make: that some kind of expression is so triggering that allowing it to proceed constitutes an act of violence. Such complaints are usually pure hyperbole, but hyperbole doesn’t even begin to cover the opinions of Colorado College’s precious snowflakes. If screening Stonewall on campus is an act of violence against queer students, what would students say about, I don’t know, a Kirk Cameron film? Pure genocide? Would a visit to campus from Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum result in mass fainting spells?"

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