Rutger’s students don’t really want to hear opinions different from their own. Free speech is okay as long as you agree with them. Hey, their pampered little butts always have their safe spaces when they’re faced with microaggressions.
Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos visited the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ last night as part of his international “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” with the usual results. Protesters in the audience interrupted Yiannapoulous, shouting “this man represents hatred!” They then smeared themselves with fake blood to show they are total nincompoops.
While journalist Milo Yiannopoulos spoke about “the myth” of the wage gap and the pitfalls of feminism, student protestors in the audience at Scott Hall stood up and smeared fake blood on their faces in opposition. About 50 students acted stupidly and it’s their right to do so but it’s rather ironic that they don’t want to be offended and demonstrate that by offending and rudely interrupting someone with whom they disagree.
“Freedom of speech is a responsibility,” Nyuma Waggeh, a School of Arts and Sciences junior said. “You should use your privilege to be responsible for one another. Be conscious of what you speak, because a lot of people could take your message wrong.”
Oh sure, that’s what free speech is about. We can’t speak if even one person is offended!
Tweets like the following got Milo suspended. The Daily Targum pointed to it:
“Feminists want to do away with gender pronouns in that they’re all so disgustingly fat no one can tell what sex they are anyway.”
During his speech, he said things like:
“Even women are giving up on feminism because they realize it is a poisonous creed that is pushing people apart,” Yiannopoulos said at the event.
It’s free speech! If you don’t like it, don’t go to the event. They had plenty of trigger warnings.
Unfortunately, these people vote which explains why the country is in the shape it’s in.
Matthew Boyer, president of Young Americans for Liberty’s Rutgers chapter said, “No matter how provocative or taboo the speech may be, there’s still a value to that speech,” said Boyer, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. “I think it’s really important to hear people come speak, even if you don’t agree with them.”
Boyer believes there is a hypocrisy in social justice movements, whose demonstrators want the freedom to protest racial inequality, but simultaneously want to quell opposing views using “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings.”
Yeah, no kidding.
— The Daily Targum (@Daily_Targum) February 10, 2016