“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
from the Victorian era[ when white female privilege began it’s heyday] to the free-speech activism of the 1960s and ’70s[ when others challenged WFP-]—radicals have pushed boundaries and mocked prevailing sensibilities. Sometime in the 1980s, however, college campuses began to focus on preventing offensive speech
Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors at Harvard not to teach rape law—or, in one case, even use the word violate (as in “that violates the law”) lest it cause students distress
There have always been some people who believe they have a right not to be offended. Yet throughout American history—from the Victorian era to the free-speech activism of the 1960s and ’70s—radicals have pushed boundaries and mocked prevailing sensibilities. Sometime in the 1980s, however, college campuses began to focus on preventing offensive speech, especially speech that might be hurtful to women or minority groups. The sentiment underpinning this goal was laudable, but it quickly produced some absurd results.”
THIS IS WHAT WHITE WOMENS FEMINISM IS. THE PRIVILEGE TO NOT BE OFFENDED WHEN YOU TRIGGER THEIR PRIVILEGED NARRATIVE.
Thomas Jefferson, upon founding the University of Virginia, said:
This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it*.
It is quite possible that this “vindictive protectiveness” is in fact, a direct and actual assault on everything Jefferson stood for.
Like the violence directed at Mahmood of the Michigan case- this is yet another way we ” rename” white womens violence, rather than call it what it is.
* the University of Virginia currently hosts CIA and FBI honeypots courtesy of white females who run the university and its IT department, that would make even Jefferson roll in his grave.