As we have said before, the illiberal PC brigades on universities should be challenged with strength and conviction. People should be able to speak freely, particularly at a university. And yet it is at universities where speech seems to be most challenged. A tyranny of the sensitivity police appears to be the norm at many colleges today. One must conform to the politically correct, sociology department approved worldview or one may not speak. To think outside of the cultural Marxist dialectic not acceptable. You will obey.
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been banned by his own alma mater, the University of Manchester, from participating in a debate on campus about free speech.
Manchester’s student union also banned Yiannopoulos’s debate opponent, Julie Bindel, from discussing whether modern feminism has a problem with censorship. Yiannopoulos briefly attended Manchester as a Philosophy undergraduate before dropping out to take up a place at Cambridge.
According to their announcement, the student union believes that Yiannopoulos and Bindel could compromise the “safety” of students by “inciting hatred.”
As reported by award-winning journalist Victoria Brownworth, the same student union could not come to a decision about whether or not to sanction the terrorist group ISIS, but has decided that a lesbian feminist and a gay conservative columnist represent a threat to student safety.