Monday, April 04, 2016

Must not put your hand up to ask a question because you would be violating your classmates' 'safe space'

A student was almost kicked out of a meeting after she violated a 'safe space' by raising her arm at Edinburgh University.

Imogen Wilson wanted to make a point at Thursday's student council session when she was told off by officials.

The vice-president for academic affairs at the university's Student Association was accused of failing disabled students by not responding to an open letter.

She immediately raised her arm to disagree but was made the subject of a 'ludicrous' complaint and told not to make the gesture again.

Imogen was also warned for shaking her head during the meeting as it again breached the 'safe space' which is part of the university's Student Association rules.

She told The Huffington Post: '...I raised my arms in disagreement, as we had contacted the writers of the letter and tried hard to organise a meeting. It was for that reason that a safe space complaint was made.'

Student Association policy says that council members should be respectful and considerate.

Section 6c of the safe space policy is defined as: 'Refraining from hand gestures which denote disagreement or in any other way indicating disagreement with a point or points being made.  Disagreements should only be evident through the normal course of debate.'

A vote took place to decide whether Imogen should be removed from the meeting after she was accused of breaking the rules.  The vote was in her favour: with 18 people for removal and 33 supporting her staying.

First-year Edinburgh student Charlie Peters tweeted against the safe space policy and set up a petition against it. By yesterday afternoon it had 1,000 signatures.

'Safe spaces now censor "inappropriate hand gestures" - my university is becoming pathetic,' he told his Twitter followers.



Bird of Paradise said...

These pathetic whining little twats should never have left their little bedrooms if they wanted their safe space its time for them to finaly grow up and leave foofy bunny on the self

stinky said...

But certain hand gestures are a part of my culture, my heritage. Here, let me show them one....

Anonymous said...

PC is again shown to be ridiculous.

Birdzilla said...

Annoying bunch of sniveling,whining little twats why dont they all go soak their heads

Spurwing Plover the fighting Shorebird said...

Our schools are a mess becuase of PC nonsense

Anonymous said...

And they wonder why they can't get and hold a job other than fast food service with their useless teachings and worthless degrees.

Storm the Abatross said...

Back when the # R's did not mean Reduse,Reuse,Recycle I only recycle becuase it need the extra money i dont beleive all that eco-poppycock about Man made Climate Change and pesisides