A university student was threatened with being thrown out of a meeting after being accused of violating “safe space” rules – by raising her hand.
Ms Wilson, 22, was subject to a “safe space complaint” over her supposedly “inappropriate hand gestures” during a student council meeting.
Among the rules the left would like to impose on all of us is the idea that you can never, ever do anything that might make a neurotically hypersensitive individual in any way uncomfortable.
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”.
According to ‘Safe Space’ rules, you are not allowed to indicate disagreement by making any forbidden gesture… nodding your head, shaking your head, shrugging, jazz hands… all forbidden because they are “triggering.”
According to EUSA safe space rules, only gestures that indicate agreement are “permissible”, and then only as long as “these gestures are generally understood and not used in an intimidating manner.”
This isn’t about sensitivity to the feelings of idiots; this is a means for the left to control discussion and punish those who dissent from the One Acceptable Politically Correct Viewpoint.