safe spaces

How ‘safe spaces’ make life harder for people with mental illness

26 September 2017 10:42

Oh, how wonderfully hilarious: Labour conference has a safe space. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a Party now led…

Latin texts are full of violence, racism and class – that doesn’t mean they need a trigger warning

3 September 2017 9:00

Last week, Brendan O’Neill described in this magazine how students regulate ‘unacceptable’ political views with ‘no platform’ policies, safe spaces…

The Spectator Podcast: Campus tyranny

24 August 2017 13:54

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast we look at the issue of ‘safe spaces’ on campuses and beyond. We…

Censorious universities are a bigger problem than Stepford students

14 February 2017 17:14

Have you heard the one about the students who said clapping could cause anxiety? Or the students who banned sombreros? Of course…

The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

4 June 2016 10:20

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The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

2 June 2016 7:58

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Don’t blame the students. They’re a product of a Britain that’s losing its love of free speech

18 January 2016 16:47

In the past 12 months a curious thing has happened: student politics, for decades the most irrelevant, cut-off sphere of public…

Free speech is so last century. Today’s undergraduates demand the ‘right to be comfortable’

30 December 2015 19:59

At No 5 in the Spectator’s most-read articles for 2015 is Brendan O’Neill’s cover piece describing ‘Stepford Students’: those who…

From safe spaces to NSFW: why ‘safe’ is the word of 2015

30 December 2015 17:00

‘Makes me feel sick,’ said my husband, referring not to the third mince pie of the morning (in Advent, supposedly…

How FHM readers lost their safe space

20 November 2015 13:32

‘A victory for feminism,’ came the cries this week, as news broke that FHM was to close after 20 years.…

British universities have a duty to defend the ‘unsafe’ space

13 October 2015 15:13

In the ever-noisier debate about campus censorship, one party has been noticeably silent: the universities themselves. Last week, the journalists…

Here’s what happens when you create a ‘safe space’ at a pro-life event

13 October 2015 11:15

You know all that stuff about ‘safe spaces’, places on university campuses where you’re not allowed to say or do…

Meet the Cry-Bully: a hideous hybrid of victim and victor

21 April 2015 16:57

In the 1970s, there was a big difference between bullies and cry-babies. Your mum would have preferred you to hang…