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Old December 12th, 2016, 04:06 PM   #31
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Please tell me that you are kidding.
People want to be around other like-minded people. Nobody likes being surrounded by people who are hostile to them 24/7. Using this logic, people who only read Breitbart are "pussies" and "entitled millennials." Safe spaces exist in everyday life, and reactionaries such as yourself only have an issue with it when the other side does it.

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People want to be around other like-minded people. Nobody likes being surrounded by people who are hostile to them 24/7. Using this logic, people who only read Breitbart are "pussies" and "entitled millennials." Safe spaces exist in everyday life, and reactionaries such as yourself only have an issue with it when the other side does it.
So you are comparing selecting media to state funded hug boxes designed to shelter people from conflicting opinions? I expected the lack of abstract thinking from those who thanked your post or the other fools who have flamed this thread but not of you.

Take the recent election for example. Schools set up "safe spaces" for the emotionally retarded students who's systems could not handle the shock of the lizard queens loosing, college profs offered passes on tests some schools even sanctioned "walk outs"

You are comparing things like that to a media company..? How?
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People want to be around other like-minded people. Nobody likes being surrounded by people who are hostile to them 24/7. Using this logic, people who only read Breitbart are "pussies" and "entitled millennials." Safe spaces exist in everyday life, and reactionaries such as yourself only have an issue with it when the other side does it.
if ( a big IF) this is true, safe spaces should not exist at any school, college, university or any place of learning. the WHOLE POINT of going to a place of learning is to be exposed to new things and to learn about things you currently dont know about. and if it turns out the new thing is bad, according to your morality, you can learn how to oppose it using words and logic, rather than just running away. fleeing to your safe space is the opposite of education
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What point?
You have a problem with the concept of a safe zone/ place.
Isn't that what your home is supposed to be?
actually i have had a lot of lively debates and arguments at my home. no topic is off limits.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 09:59 PM   #35
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So you are comparing selecting media to state funded hug boxes designed to shelter people from conflicting opinions? I expected the lack of abstract thinking from those who thanked your post or the other fools who have flamed this thread but not of you.

Take the recent election for example. Schools set up "safe spaces" for the emotionally retarded students who's systems could not handle the shock of the lizard queens loosing, college profs offered passes on tests some schools even sanctioned "walk outs"

You are comparing things like that to a media company..? How?
It's very simple: Breitbart presents reality from a right-wing perspective. Many right-wingers only read Breitbart because they want to "shelter themselves from conflicting opinions." They don't want to hear anything that conflicts with their view of the world, they want to hear information that confirms their view of the world. They have created a space for far-right opinions to be discussed.
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if ( a big IF) this is true, safe spaces should not exist at any school, college, university or any place of learning. the WHOLE POINT of going to a place of learning is to be exposed to new things and to learn about things you currently dont know about. and if it turns out the new thing is bad, according to your morality, you can learn how to oppose it using words and logic, rather than just running away. fleeing to your safe space is the opposite of education
You do learn critical thinking at universities, if anything safe spaces promote critical thinking. The more vulnerable people in our society need space to discuss their experiences without having to deal with people who deny them all the time. If anything, this makes one more rigid in their logic: you learn from other people, and this makes you strong in your argumentative ability and you are able to confront anyone.

Hanging out in what we call "safe spaces" gave me the opportunity to discuss my experiences, opinions, etc. with like-minded people. When I go out into the world, I know how to deal with those who are hostile to me.

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One of the freedoms allegedly served by safe spaces is freedom from bullying.

According to modern-day rules I would have been involved in lockdown-inspiring, mutual acts of bullying - fights - four, bloodletting times. But we never beat the shit out of each other, pounding on each other after the winner has been decided.

I "intervened" on behalf of smaller weaker guys I don't know how many times. All my friends did the same. Sometimes more than one of us suggested to a bully that he should think about backing off.

I know kids can't do that today, and worse, the possibility of a weapon becoming involved is present.

It seems bullying is a bigger problem than it was 50 years ago because fighting back is prohibited. I've seen the claim that on average every day 160,000 acts of bullying are committed. I went to huge middle and high schools, 3,000 kids. Days and days would go by without any acts of bullying. Fights were a big deal, and well known throughout the school.

We kids had a safe space. We created it, the usual mix of sheep and sheep dogs ... and wolves.
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It's very simple: Breitbart presents reality from a right-wing perspective. Many right-wingers only read Breitbart because they want to "shelter themselves from conflicting opinions." They don't want to hear anything that conflicts with their view of the world, they want to hear information that confirms their view of the world. They have created a space for far-right opinions to be discussed.
The catch phrase du jour is "echo chamber."
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It's very simple: Breitbart presents reality from a right-wing perspective. Many right-wingers only read Breitbart because they want to "shelter themselves from conflicting opinions." They don't want to hear anything that conflicts with their view of the world, they want to hear information that confirms their view of the world. They have created a space for far-right opinions to be discussed.
The same can be said for any polarized media source. The thing is people make the choice to experience that point of view and some choose to only shelter themselves w/ that specific POV whereas others choose to explore different perspectives. IMO to try to compare an active choice like consuming media w/ a publicly funded place designed to be for the open exchange of ideas creating a specific way to shield people from "uncomfortable" ideas is disingenuous to say the least.
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The same can be said for any polarized media source. The thing is people make the choice to experience that point of view and some choose to only shelter themselves w/ that specific POV whereas others choose to explore different perspectives. IMO to try to compare an active choice like consuming media w/ a publicly funded place designed to be for the open exchange of ideas creating a specific way to shield people from "uncomfortable" ideas is disingenuous to say the least.
And people make the choice to be a part of "safe spaces." If you want to be a racist/sexist/etc. asshole then you are free to go somewhere where your views are accepted.
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