Via the folks over at College Insurrection, we learned that last week some weak and fragile SJWs in the student government at American unanimously voted to endorse "trigger warnings," the entirely liberal and mostly feminist practice of warning people about speech which they claim might upset someone's delicate constitution, but is in reality meant to promote self-censorship and the silencing of others who engage in speech with which liberals and feminists disagree.
Earlier this year Georgetown had its own "trigger warning" controversy, which we covered here. And this past Sunday we noted the Philodemic held their annual Hamilton Debate over the concept of trigger warnings, in addition to listing a few good articles on the subject.
According to The FIRE's reporting on the issue . . .
The bill was a response to a resolution passed by AU’s faculty last month, which questioned the propriety of trigger warnings and, separately, vowed to strengthen free speech protections on campus. FIRE praised AU’s faculty for the move in a press release last month, citing it as a positive development in our effort to encourage colleges and universities nationwide to adopt the University of Chicago statement on free speech.
Sadly, we expect this sort of thing to be an issue for some time to come. Both The Hoya and The Voice disappear articles, remove comments, or outright ban comments with which their liberal overseers disagree. In the past The Hoya has even endorsed the theft and destruction of student media they opposed. It's one thing to be clearly biased in their coverage of campus events, which both publications clearly are, but suppressing speech is a even worse. Neither pub is much different from CSE administrators Erika Cohen Derr and Lauren "Gags" Gagliardi, both of whom have in the past either attempted or succeeded in silencing student speech they opposed.
For some great pieces on how leftists are attempting to suppress free speech on campus and in society in the name of political correctness, we recommend Johnathan Chait's excellent article "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" from earlier this year, and Judith Shulevit's recent New York Times piece "In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas." Both went viral and led to much discussion in the media about the authoritarian tendency of liberals to ban speech and punish speakers who dare to go against their politically correct group think.