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Christina Hoff Summers On Kids Who Can`t Argue Or THINK Because It Might Be Offensive
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November 27, 2013, 11:22 PM
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Christina Hoff Summers, author of The WAR AGAINST BOYS: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men, here says that campus speech codes are inappropriate because while some people are inordinately sensitive and need treatment, the average student is not a mental patient.

I presume this counts as some kind of "microaggression" against either people who are genuinely mental, or feminists, etc who act like they are. But the additional problem is that students who can`t offend anyone can`t think.

Sommers argues that today`s students are afraid to express their own potentially controversial viewpoints. She believes students are enveloped within a cultural phenomenon she calls "the tyranny of niceness." So concerned with not offending their peers` beliefs, students are hesitant to take a stand for what they believe in.

"What [students] are supposed to be doing is developing ideas and challenging them, learning how to debate," says Sommers. "We have a generation of kids who can`t argue. They think that will create tension or there`s something wrong with it. Well, if you can`t argue, you can`t think."

[Christina Hoff Sommers on the `Tyranny of Niceness` (VIDEO)TheFire.org, April 18, 2013]