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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Prats of The Week - Edinburgh University Students' Association

I am sad to see that my old Alma Mater, Edinburgh University, has fallen foul to the modern doctrine of repressive self censorship.

As such I award Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) my Prats of The Week Award, for their absurd rules about "safe space rules" in meetings.

Imogen Wilson, the vice-president for academic affairs at Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), fell foul of these rules when she raised her hands during a meeting (not to hit anyone as was bleedin' obvious!).

She notes that the safe space rules are becoming “a tool for the hard left to use when they disagree with people”.

The Telegraph reports that Ms Wilson was subject to a “safe space complaint” last week over her supposedly “inappropriate hand gestures” during a student council meeting.

According to the association’s rules, student council meetings should be held in a “safe space environment”, defined as “a space which is welcoming and safe and includes the prohibition of discriminatory language and actions”.

This includes “refraining from hand gestures which denote disagreement”, or “in any other way indicating disagreement with a point or points being made”.

Ms Wilson said she raised her arms in disagreement after being accused by another speaker of failing to respond to an open letter, despite in fact having made efforts to contact the letter’s authors.

A complaint was made against Ms Wilson, who was then subjected to a vote on whether she should be removed from the room.

Although the vote went in her favour, with 18 people voting to remove her and 33 voting for her to be allowed to remain, she was later threatened with another complaint after shaking her head while someone was speaking.

Ms Wilson said she believed that safe space rules banning gestures of disagreement, which were drawn up under the tenure of previous sabbatical officers, were “a little extreme” and had been used as a “political” tool against her after she spoke out against anti-Semitism.

One Edinburgh university student, Charlie Peters, complained it was “pathetic” that hand gestures were “censored” and has started a petition calling on the student union to “reinstate and defend free speech”.
The petition, which has garnered more than 1,000 signatures, says: “We are adults, we do not need condescension or safeguarding.”
The sad fact is that students, for all their advantages and intelligence, can be remarkably stupid, arrogant and closed minded.

EUSA, well deserving Prats of The Week!

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  1. It is a sad fact of modern life within our nation that, each year, one groups of prats try to out prat the last lot of prats.....It is almost as if they want to win your award Ken.

    One sad thing is that these PC, left leaning people are the country's future leaders....The future looks even more bleak now than I thought it did.

    Ist, ism, phobes and now hand gestures, all used to stifle debate by the left....Whatever happened to winning arguments on the merits of the points you made.....This kind of tactic suggests to me that their arguments are empty and worthless.

  2. Anonymous8:30 PM

    Don't students believe in free speech and democracy?