Safe Spaces Are Ruining Universities

“If you want a safe space, go see a therapist.” – Professor Jordan B Peterson

For the last few years, students in both college and universities and even some schools have been demanding safe spaces, parts of the building where they can go when they are upset or ‘triggered’, mostly by hurtful words said to them. This has really annoyed me because universities and colleges are meant to be preparing you for the outside world and if you aren’t taught to take a few bad words, how will you function in the workplace? Because employers won’t bother hiring you if you need to leave when you are ‘triggered’. I trained as a chef and if you fucked up, the head chef would yell and swear and berate you in front of the entire class and you had to stand there and take it because no one would hire you if you just cried and ran off.

Safe Spaces are originally supposed to be for people who have gone through genuinely traumatic experiences like soldiers with PTSD or rape victims. So these students claim to have PTSD, despite having no doctor diagnose them and who claim to be raped when in fact they just had consensual sex but later on regretted it. They fake these events so they can have these safe spaces because they can’t handle when someone challenges them intellectually. My most favorite teachers have been the most strictest, mostly my history teacher Mr. Garrison. He was a nice guy who joked a bit with us but he was also strict and firm, challenging everything we knew about history and I learned so much from him.

Universities should be the most radically unsafe space ever. It’s a place where you should be ripped apart intellectually and put back together, every little thing should be challenged. It’s like taking apart a house and rebuilding it to be a much better home. But these SJW’s and their safe spaces are just burning that house to the ground. It’s avoiding the challenge of life and hiding it your echo chamber.

It’s a waste of space.

Freedom To Hate Is Freedom Of Speech And Must Be Protected

Someone said that they believed in freedom of speech but believed that there must be a limit on what you can say. I said that what he just asked for is not freedom of speech, its controlling speech. No one should have the right to say what speech is right and wrong to say, that’s called censorship and again, goes against the entire idea of freedom of speech, also who has the right to do that? Who would you put in charge of my speech?

Anyone who wants to say anything abusive about or to me is quite free to do so and welcome in fact. I don’t need protection from hurtful words because I believe everyone has a right to say their opinion on me, no matter what it is. Now, I know people disagree with me on that because, daily, I see people protest certain people from public talks and seen people try and get anyone who disagrees with them suspended from the internet. That deeply offends me and shame on you if you ever want that because if they have a right to express their hate for certain views, someone should have a right to have them. I, personally, have a hatred of religion, I believe it rewards faith and devotion over reason and intelligence and I believe Islam is the most dangerous right now, but would I punish and silence people from believing in that? Never.

Past supporters of freedom of speech like Thomas Paine and John Stuart Mill have said that it’s not just the right of the person who speaks to be heard, it is the right of everyone in the audience to listen and to hear. And every time you silence somebody, you make yourself a prisoner of your own action, because you deny yourself the right to hear something.
In other words, your own right to hear and be exposed is as much involved in all these cases as is the right of the other to voice his or her view. Indeed as John Stuart Mill said, if all in society were agreed on the truth and beauty and value of one proposition, all except one person, it would be most important — in fact, it would become even more important — that that one heretic be heard, because we would still benefit from his perhaps outrageous or appalling view. Rosa Luxemburg said that the freedom of speech is meaningless unless it means the freedom of the person who thinks differently. These are words that I think most of the people my age have ignored as they try and have only their view be the one that is heard.

For example, if you are in a History class and learning about the Holocaust and someone said “You know what, this Holocaust, I’m not sure it even happened. In fact, I’m pretty certain it didn’t. Indeed, I begin to wonder if the only thing is that the Jews brought a little bit of violence on themselves.” Not only would that person have a right to speak but I would listen to every word they would say, regardless of my view on it and how much I disagree with it because what they say must have taken them some effort to come up with, might contain a grain of historical truth, might in any case make people think about why do they know what they already think they know. How do I know that I know this, except that I’ve always been taught this and never heard anything else? It’s always worth saying things like, how can I prove the earth is round? Am I sure about the theory of evolution? I know it’s supposed to be true but here’s someone who says there’s no such thing, it’s all intelligent design. How sure am I of my own views? Don’t take refuge in the false security of consensus, and the feeling that whatever you think you’re bound to be okay because you’re in the safely moral majority. Some people will always disagree with your stance on anything and everything.

When I see people demonize certain speech, saying that if they allow that kinda talk, they may as well live under fascist tyranny, I laugh because banning certain words is like living under fascist tyranny. You are the ones who wanna silence people from saying words that offend you but somehow, you have the nerve to say that you support freedom of speech and freedom of expression when in reality, you only support it if it complies with your views and opinions. It’s scandalous that you wanna ban certain words, I have opinions that many don’t agree with but I don’t care, they are mine to have as are yours and if you don’t like that, you can fuck off.

Social Justice and Communism: Why It’s Dangerous.

When I was younger, about 15-16, I used to think capitalism was an awful system that made the rich richer and the poor poorer. I surrounded myself with people who agreed with me and I even began thinking a communist government would be a far better improvement. God, I was dumb. When I eventually read more into capitalism and communism, I finally saw why communism was a terrible system that has a history of monumental failures that resulted in millions dead and why capitalism is the best system for our society. However, the people who I was friends with disagreed with me, saying I had been brainwashed despite showing them the evidence that changed my mind. They insisted that communism is the best way forward and all past history of it didn’t count because it was done incorrectly and they wouldn’t stop until this current system was eradicated. Their arguments soon turned to insults and I was pretty much shunned by me.

This is one of the reasons why I see these social justice warriors kinda worry me because most of them are believers in socialism and communism when it comes to their ‘perfect’ world, which is why they claim this society is oppressive and patriarchal because it doesn’t comply with their utopia. Now, we all have our vision of a perfect world, for me it’s with no Kim Kardashian but we all know that your idea of a utopia could be someone’s hell, so no one tries to do that. So, if you dare attempt to create one, you are dangerous. Utopians are the most dangerous people and have been for the last 100 years, that is a fact. I’m not saying that capitalism or western society is perfect, there is issues with it and there always will be but compared to a vast majority of other societies, this is the best one, that’s why so many people dream of coming here. Now, you can argue and say that its corrupt and evil but that’s only in comparison to your utopia but if your utopia was actually realized and took place, people would be on the streets starving to death, we already know this because its happened dozens of times, most of which involve communism.

Communism was the result of someone’s utopia which is why it has failed in every society that its been implemented in. Now, I know people will say something stupid like; “What happens in Soviet Russia wasn’t real communism.” Firstly, yes it was, but what they mean by that is that either they or someone they know could do it better. They think people like Stalin didn’t follow the correct communist doctrine and abused it to gain as much control as he could. But they would follow it, they would be a kind dictator who wouldn’t abuse their power to have full control over everything and deliver on this utopia communism promised. If you think that, firstly, there is something wrong with you. Almost EVERY dictator throughout history has said everything you said and yet still, after 20 or so years, they have abused their power and killed anyone who opposed that. And even if you were some sort of good hearted saint who truly wanted to make society better, the next people in your revolutionary string, like Stalin, would stab you in your sleep and gain that control from you and that would be the end of that.

Communism is a dangerous system that would never work even if you try. Many have tried and they’ve all failed and descended into an oppressive dictatorship, no matter who you put in charge of that and millions have died from these failures. Stop trying to make a heavily flawed system work and let it die.

10 Debunked Feminist Lies

10 Debunked Feminist Lies

Someone told me that feminism was created to destroy sexism and misogyny in their lives. So that begs the question; Why is it still around? So many arguments in favor of feminism are based on vague information and flat out lies. Still, don’t believe me? Well, here are some of the most common myths feminists use to defend their stance.

1) “One in four women in college has been the victim of rape or attempted rape.”
Bullshit. This is a lie feminist speakers use when they tour on colleges and universities as a way to brainwash the young women into the feminist way of life early on and making them think rapists are around every corner. This ‘statistic’ is based on a study commissioned by Ms. magazine. The researcher, Mary Koss, who was hand-picked by hardcore feminist Gloria Steinem, acknowledges that 73 percent of the young women she counted as rape victims were not aware they had been raped. Forty-three percent of them were dating their “attacker” again. Rape is a truly horrific crime and creating hysteria based on lies is not a way to prevent it.

2) “Women earn 75 cents for every dollar a man earns.”
AKA The Most Debunked Feminist Lie Ever Told. This figure is seen if you take all the earnings of all women in America and all the earnings of men, men generally earn more then women. However, it never takes into account the difference in jobs and how much they pay, the education of the person, number of hours worked or how many days off they’ve had. Feminists also never acknowledge that paying a woman less than a man for the same work is illegal. Also, women aged 18-30 actually earn more then men do but what happened with quite a few women at around the age of 30? They get married, they settle down, they have kids and some leave work or work less. This would create a difference in pay but no feminist will acknowledge it.

3) “30 percent of emergency room visits by women each year are the result of injuries from domestic violence.”
How is this even allowed? Domestic abuse is a horrible crime and yes, it does affect women more than men but if the number was that high, it would be a major issue that would be all over the media. This made up number is used to make men look evil and hateful in the eyes of women and to always suspect their boyfriend or husband to be an abuser. Real government studies report that the nationwide figure is closer to one percent.

4) “The phrase “rule of thumb” originated in a man’s right to beat his wife provided the stick was no wider than his thumb.”
…What?
I’ve never heard of this phrase myself but The Oxford English Dictionary has more than twenty definitions to phrase “rule of thumb” (the earliest from 1692), but not a single one has a mention of beatings, sticks, or husbands and wives.

5) “Women have been shortchanged in medical research.”
Oh my god. Why. I’ll hand this over to “The Myth of Gender Bias in Medicine,” by the Women’s Freedom Network, 1997;
“The National Institutes of Health and drug companies routinely include women in clinical trials that test for the effectiveness of medications. By 1979, over 90% of all NIH-funded trials included women. Beginning in 1985, when the NIH’s National Cancer Center began keeping track of specific cancer funding, it has annually spent more money on breast cancer than any other type of cancer. Currently, women represent over 60% of all subjects in NIH-funded clinical trials.”

6) “Girls have been shortchanged in our gender-biased schools”
No one can look at the education data and conclude that girls are being shortchanged in our schools. Boys are slightly ahead of girls in math and science and girls are dramatically ahead in reading and writing, in fact, the writing skills of 17-year-old boys are at the same level as 14-year- old girls. Girls get better grades, they have higher aspirations, and they are more likely to go to college. Not exactly ‘shortchanged’, are they.

7) “Our schools are training grounds for sexual harassment… boys are rarely punished, while girls are taught that it is their role to tolerate this humiliating conduct.”
Now, this I both agree and disagree with this. I admit that telling girls to not wear ‘revealing’ clothing because it can distract boys is bullshit. If they get distracted from their tests by a pair of legs, that’s his fault, not the girls. But to say that schools allow sexual harassment is ridiculous. Surveys have revealed that girls are doing almost as much harassing as the boys. According to the study, “85 percent of girls and 76 percent of boys surveyed say they have experienced unwanted and unwelcome sexual behavior that interferes with their lives.”

8) “Girls suffer a dramatic loss of self-esteem during adolescence.”
This myth was created by Carol Gilligan, professor of gender studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a woman who has always enjoyed higher standing among feminist activists. In 1993, a real researcher of adolescent development reported that; “It is now known that the majority of adolescents of both genders successfully negotiate this developmental period without any major psychological or emotional disorder [and] develop a positive sense of personal identity.”

9) “Gender is a social construction.”
Oh god, not this shit again. While your environment and society can shape you as a person, a growing body of research in neuroscience, endocrinology, and psychology over the past 40 years suggests there is a biological basis for many sex differences in aptitudes and preferences. In general, males have better spatial reasoning skills; females better verbal skills. Males are greater risk takers; females are more nurturing. Of course, this does not mean that women should be prevented from pursuing their goals in any field they choose; what it does suggest is that we should not expect parity in all fields. More women than men will continue to want to stay at home with small children and pursue careers in fields like early childhood education or psychology; men will continue to be over-represented in fields like helicopter mechanics and hydraulic engineering.

10) “Women’s Studies Departments empowered women and gave them a voice in the academy”
Women’s Studies empowered a small group of like-minded feminists who are far more elitist, narrow and closed minded. Vast numbers of moderate or dissident women scholars have been marginalized, excluded and silenced by these people because you must never question them, you just listen. Not every empowering.