April 04, 2016

18 people voted to REMOVE student from council meeting because raising her arm was 'triggering'

StaffRebel Columnist

Eighteen University of Edinburgh students voted in favour of removing a girl from a meeting because she 'violated their safe space' by raising her arm.

According to Huffpo, Imogen Wilson, Vice President for academic affairs at Edinburgh's student association was threatened with removal from last Thursday's student council session.

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As Reason points out, The Edinburgh Student's Association safe-space policy says student association members must treat each other with respect. Apparently Wilson was disrespectful by violating this policy, because 'respect' is defined as: “refraining from hand gestures which denote disagreement or in any other way indicating disagreement with a point or points being made. Disagreements should only be evident through the normal course of debate.”

Wilson had allegedly 'raised her arms in disagreement' during a debate and even went so far as to 'shake her head disapprovingly'.

Eighteen students voted in favour of removing Wilson from her position because of this ordeal. Fortunately, 33 voted for her to stay.

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On Twitter, Wilson isn't focusing on the 'safe space' debacle. “Maybe people should be less concerned with my arm movements and more concerned that EUSA just passed policy to support BDS,” she tweeted.

Other students are doing the fighting when it comes to battling the ideas of 'safe spaces'.

First-year student Charlie Peters has created a petition calling on the school to change its 'safe space' policies. He also says this isn't an isolated incident.

“To the President, Vice Presidents, Student Council, Trustees, and Senior Management of EUSA, I am writing to invite you to defend freedom. You are restricting the freedom of students to speak, to be heard, to understand, and to learn. This is unacceptable,” his petition says.

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“In a free and liberal society such as ours, it is imperative that people remain able to express their views, regardless of what others may think of them. This is currently not possible at the University of Edinburgh. By upholding the values of the NUS’s ‘No Platform’ policy – and as a result of your ‘Safe Space’ policy – you have restricted the right of students and guests to speak freely. By defining university as a ‘Safe Space’, you shelter students from dissenting views, betraying the most basic ideals of education,” it continues.

You can read the entire petition at this link.

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commented 2016-04-06 12:58:11 -0400
These kids have been watching too many sci-fi futuristic make believe movies.
Do they know what the definition of ‘REALISTIC’ means?
OMG….these are the future doctors, lawyers, POLITICIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-04-05 14:52:33 -0400
The SCOTTS invented Canada, they walked the length and breadth of this country.
They laid the infrastructure out . What happened to them ??

commented 2016-04-05 14:46:41 -0400
The only safe space for us is when they all die off and become extinct and are referred to as dinosaurs and end up residing in drumheller
commented 2016-04-05 14:17:25 -0400
Gordon Tupper – no raising hands isn’t new. Actually it used to be the polite way to get someone’s attention. And now it triggers those who are not all their mentally. I’m glad that I was never indoctrinated by the retarded leftists. The world is in serious trouble, when they begin unleashing these simpletons into society.
commented 2016-04-05 14:00:33 -0400
Is raising hands new?
commented 2016-04-05 09:40:15 -0400
Once you let this type of socialized thinking into your brain, you’ve given up your ability to think critically. You have suspended rational thought, and short of a miracle, you will never get it back. Be careful what you put into your brain, you might not recognize yourself anymore.
commented 2016-04-05 07:00:11 -0400
So comforting to know there are many great countries sliding into Hell along with the United states. Hated the thought of being alone.
commented 2016-04-05 00:01:20 -0400
Thanks atokenconservative, I have no use for the peanut allergy generation of pussies so I do my utmost to make fun of the twits.
commented 2016-04-04 23:54:43 -0400
Bill Elder commented
“safe spaces and “triggers” the latest refuge for marshmallow-latte fascists.

marshmallow-latte fascists
Excellent description of today’s Socialists on both sides of the pond.
commented 2016-04-04 23:48:51 -0400
This culture cannot survive. Cowards are always weeded out…..somehow.
commented 2016-04-04 23:01:51 -0400
Dirty Harry, your peanuts comment was freaking hilarious!
commented 2016-04-04 22:02:16 -0400
OH NO, that newborn puppy is looking at me in a scary way. Take it away.
commented 2016-04-04 22:01:31 -0400
How are these idiots going to survive the real world after they are done being brainwashed?
commented 2016-04-04 22:00:49 -0400
HMMM , arm raising is offensive and scary to SJW’s? Unless of course it is someone being ignorant at a Trump rally, then it is fine.
commented 2016-04-04 20:08:49 -0400
i would raise my hand alright, with a fucking belt in my hand giving these fuck jobs a god damn spanking of a life time if they ever pull that shit on me. i would whip the shit out of them so hard on the bare ass that they would need to go to the hospital for stitches. i am getting fucking tired of this horse shit.
commented 2016-04-04 19:13:19 -0400
The roots are growing for a new term of fascism.
commented 2016-04-04 18:16:27 -0400
Students today have a heightened idea of their importance in the world. They are a bunch of politically correct wusses!!! Get on with reading your books and maybe when you are grown up, working, paying taxes and mortgages……we might be interested in your opinion. In the meantime…SHUT UP!
commented 2016-04-04 17:34:04 -0400
Well, it was just a matter of time before the ideas of safe spaces make Robert’s rules of order secondary.
commented 2016-04-04 15:49:14 -0400
Lad Reme – good one!
commented 2016-04-04 15:05:44 -0400
Bet they would not put their hands up.
commented 2016-04-04 13:53:12 -0400
If this is typical of the next generation then the human race is headed for extinction, and rightly so. I don’t believe in macro-evolution, but micro-DEvolution sure seems obvious.
commented 2016-04-04 13:42:36 -0400
Acuuna – the gender studies will make sense soon, when Trudy tries to force private companies, to have so many women on their boards.
commented 2016-04-04 12:58:58 -0400
coming to terms with a career at mickey-d’s is going to require some incredible mental gymnastics to escape the inevitable truth of a failed curriculum. really, companies aren’t looking for people with a gender studies degree. can’t even think of a job that requires it.
commented 2016-04-04 12:53:46 -0400
This is what has happened in our education system, they’ve all had their brains hollowed out, by deceptive teachers, who belong to deceptive unions, who get their funding for this Marxist garbage from the UN.
commented 2016-04-04 12:49:50 -0400
Universities have become the bastion of feeble minded young people who hide there to escape the realities of the real world. However in most cases the universities also have faculties of science , medicine and law whose students are too busy getting an education to be bothered with this nonsense. Student Councils are not populated by science and engineering students doing 40-50 hours of school and studying a week. Emory University where students called police because someone wrote Trump 2016 in chalk is such a university. It has a law school and medical college but it also has degree programs in African Studies, Art History, Community Building and Social Change, Media Studies, PlayWriting, Sustainability Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Philosophy , to list just a few. It is these dorks with no future that engage in this type of nonsense. I think they are angry at the world because they know they have no chance at getting a job when they’re finished so their revenge is to try and change the artificial world they live in.
commented 2016-04-04 12:40:41 -0400
Just wait until these snowflakes hit the workforce…humanity is doomed.
commented 2016-04-04 12:37:51 -0400
This is starting to get way out of control. My are we creating a bunch of limp dicks for the future. I guess I will have to keep working out more and more, because when I hit 70 years old, there won’t be any young ones to defend my freedoms.
commented 2016-04-04 12:34:42 -0400
While these few students feel hard-picked-on, mistreated and discriminated against by the “triggering”, you can bet they are thinking to themselves “Well aren’t we just special!!” Trouble is, there will likely always be immature people like that everywhere. At least the Student Association voted against this self-centred request from a minority of their Council Members. Hopefully the Student body might learn something about this, because it could hurt the Universitfy’s reputation. I know my firm will seriously think twice about recruiting there next year — why take the risk of importing an infectious troublemaker into one’s firm and hurting the rest of the team. We have already removed several other campuses from our rearches for the same reason.
commented 2016-04-04 12:18:12 -0400
“safe spaces and “triggers” the latest refuge for marshmallow-latte fascists.
commented 2016-04-04 12:16:57 -0400
mental illness needs to be recognized for what it is…a sickness, treatable and non-debilitating.
people who are ‘triggered’ by the most mundane of things , need psychological help, not praise.