PC jumps the shark: student censured for violating a “safe space” by raising her hand

Why Evolution Is True

Several readers alerted me to this incident, but at least one of them thought it was an April Fool’s joke. It was not. But that’s how close the actions of college students in the U.S. and U.K. come to parody. And this kind of stuff is getting so common that it’s barely worth noting. The reason I’m putting it up is not only because it’s so ludicrous, but also because it was reported (with unfavorable comments about Authoritarian Leftists) in major media outlets like Newsweek, PuffHo UK, and The Torygraph.

The story is brief. Imogen Wilson, 22, is a music student who happens to be vice-president of the Students Association at Edinburgh University (EUSA).  She attended one of their meetings discussing the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), whose goal is to change Israeli policy towards Palestinians by boycotting Israeli products, meetings, and so on. The pro-BDS motion passed…

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