The University of Manchester’s Students’ Union issued a statement banning Breitbart editor Milo Yiannapoulos, a gay Roman Catholic, and his debate opponent Guardian journalist Julie Bindel, a lesbian, feminist activist, from participating in an event titled “From liberation to censorship: Does modern feminism have a problem with free speech?”
The two journalists allegedly violate the school’s “safe space” policy, which states that free speech must not be a “detriment” to the rights of other individuals or groups. “Incitement to hatred” is never acceptable, the policy states.
Bindel was rejected for her work on transgender people.
In a 2004 piece for the Guardian titled “Gender benders beware,” Bindel argued that transgender women are not women “in the same way that shoving a bit of vacuum hose down your 501s does not make you a man,” the blaze reported.
Milo Yiannapoulos joked about not being banned and then he was banned. They said he insulted rape survivors and trans people, though they presented no evidence. They were worried about the safety of their students, they said. Milo attended the school for a while until he decided to go to Cambridge.
Award-winning journalist Victoria Brownworth reported that this same student union could not come to a decision about whether or not to sanction the terrorist group ISIS!
Milo has received death threats from feminist activists though he doesn’t take them seriously, according to Breitbart.
Bindel, England’s most radical and influential feminist, is founder of Justice for Women and she’s controversial certainly. On August 29th, in an interview with the “Rad-fem Collective” website, she said she wanted to put men in “some kind of camp” until they learn to “behave” when asked “Will heterosexuality survive women’s liberation”. She also said she hopes heterosexuality doesn’t survive.
There wouldn’t be any more people! Just the sons and daughters of rapists.
Men’s groups hit back hard. They can handle themselves.
Colleges are supposed to be places where radical and controversial opinions are openly discussed but now the helicopter parenting has extended to colleges, even student unions. They hover over students, protecting them from the world, and giving them “safe spaces” to run and hide.
Protecting youth from the world will leave them wholly unprepared.
Being unable to decide if ISIS can come but banning two controversial journalists tells you all you need to know about the University of Manchester.