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Trigger warning: students try to ban free-speech society

4 February 2016

9:30 AM

4 February 2016

9:30 AM

Free speech isn’t what it used to be. From safe spaces to trigger warnings, university campuses have been hit particularly hard by today’s trend for increased censorship. Now these Stepford students have a new target in their sights: free speech societies.

A student at the London School of Economics has submitted a motion to ban the university’s free-speech society. While the LSESU Free Speech Society was set up in protest of the Student Union ‘banning individual opinions’, they have now come under fire for not ‘liking a perceived focus on women and minorities’. Writing for the student paper, a student by the name of Maurice Banerjee Palmer says he filed the motion because he thinks the members unfairly play the victim.

Given that the university has already banned certain papers and songs on campus, Mr S hopes that they will draw a line at banning the anti-ban society.

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