Newsflash! There is no such thing as intellectual safety. And if there is, God help us!
The nearly identical twin notions of triggering and safe spaces encourage a protracted, if not a permanent, state of adolescence.
Wow. Really impacts the educational system and, frankly, the intellect. How are children supposed to learn anything if discussion of topics deemed unsafe is eliminated? Let’s face it, every topic is unsafe to someone somewhere. I mean, like, some people are terrified of butterflies or ladybugs.
You know what it is? It’s manipulative. It’s manipulative adolescent behavior. And we adults are knuckling under. How did we come to this? What is wrong with us?
Is this what parents want? To raise adults who are perpetual adolescents? My primary goal as a parent has been to raise conscious adults as opposed to tantrum throwing toddlers. It is not easy. It requires great strength and determination, discipline, and the ability to say “no” in no uncertain terms. Being a parent is the hardest job I’ve ever done. Most parents are trying, but boy, are we up against a whole lot of societal pressure to give in to this crap.
Anything with which I don’t agree upsets me, therefore anything with which I disagree is wrong and must be suppressed, by any means necessary. Um… I’m sorta flashing on Pol Pot and his genocidal safe spaces (killing fields) right about now.
Oh Tom. You would not be happy about this.