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THERESA MAY IS RIGHT: SAFE SPACES ARE DETRIMENTAL TO FREE SPEECH & HUMAN RIGHTS

THERESA MAY IS RIGHT: SAFE SPACES ARE DETRIMENTAL TO FREE SPEECH & HUMAN RIGHTS

Date Published: 
Friday, 16 September, 2016
Summary: 

Safe spaces have been impacting free speech on universities and I am glad that it was noted by our Prime Minister Theresa May. Safe spaces have manifested into this idea that “unsafe speech” or something that does not produce ‘good feelings’ should be banned and censored. Challenging ideas through free speech is what progressing civil rights is all about – no civil right was ever won through banning. If banned, it is only a matter of time until the same ideas re-emerge on other platforms such as YouTube, so it is neither liberal nor practical. It merely reflects a lack of respect for debate and dialogue.