Last-minute cancellation

Posted: March 21, 2012 by Jender in Uncategorized

Last week was International Womens Week, during which Inga Muscio was speaking on her books, with the marketing for it focusing on “cunt’ and trying to reclaim the word. After having the space and marketing done well in advance, the event was cancelled the day of for offensive language.

Our administration lets these kinds of things happen all the time, and some of the happenings are ridiculous. While they technically could cite te policy they did to shut it down, it makes no sense to actually do. By silencing those who speak against it, injustice cannot be challenged, which is scary to think about in a setting where such censorship actually inhibits the very goals they exist to achieve (advancement of knowledge).

How can we as a society grow when are not allowed to face the challenges needed for growth?

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