The New York Post’s editorial board has taken a stand against “sensitivity fascists” who seek to turn colleges “into day-care centers.”
In a scathing editorial, the paper asked, “How will today’s college students function once they leave campus and find the world no giant ‘safe space’ protecting them from things they don’t want to hear?”
The board pointed to recent incidents at the University of Pittsburgh and Bowdoin College as evidence.
At the University of Pittsburgh last week, students claimed to be “in danger” and “traumatized” over a speech on campus by gay conservative writer and speaker Milo Yiannapoulos, whom the board characterized as a “righty flame-thrower.”
At a student government hearing, students argued that the school should have “provided on-site therapy for those who felt ‘invalidated’ by the speech,” despite the fact that no one was required to attend the speech.
At Bowdoin College, two students recently faced possible impeachment from their positions in the student government for, as the Post put it, “attending a tequila party where some guests wore (gasp) tiny sombreros,” which was called “act of ethnic stereotyping,” by the school.
“Oh, that more colleges had presidents like Oklahoma Wesleyan’s Everett Piper, who in December told his students to ‘grow up’ and ‘get a backbone,’” the paper wrote.
“The creation of a safe space so that a countering idea cannot enter your world,” Piper wrote at the time, “is not education — that is nothing but ideological fascism.”
“At least his graduates won’t melt into puddles in the real world, because they’ll have attended a college — not a day-care center,” the Post concluded.