Safe Space Violation

This made me laugh.


Students at the Atlanta school, which has an enrollment of more than 14,000 claim their ‘safe space’ was violated when the messages appeared on sidewalks and buildings.

Jim Wagner, president of the Atlanta university, wrote Tuesday that the students viewed the messages as intimidation, and they voiced ‘genuine concern and pain’ as a result.

He acted after student government wrote to him and slammed the university’s response, prompting a meeting that led to protests.

Now administrators want to track down those responsible for the controversial markings.

Be warned the following “controversial markings” may offend…



How terrible! Imagine all the people who couldn’t use those stairs until the scary messages had been removed.

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22 Responses to Safe Space Violation

  1. prog says:

    Seeing those words on the steps reminds me of an old fella I knew who claimed to be able to trump ‘God Save The Queen’ as he walked down the stairs in the morning. Only the first bit, obviously (though he must have struggled with the high notes….)

  2. ::sigh:: That stairway image appeared on my screen, and now my computer has reported me to The Internet for forcing it to process and display such material. It has threatened to ram its RAM up my Rammer without further ramifications if there are any repeat violations.

    – MJM, aka RAMplestilskin

  3. Jariel says:

    hm – I thought this posted – I don’t think it did – well, I apologize for a possible double post.

    Geez – when I was in college, I wouldn’t have even considered having any sort of “safe space.” UCLA was a place where ideas were challenged at every turn. When you walked down the long path to the Student Union, you passed through a gauntlet of kids waving brochures and signs, and shouting slogans touting their causes and beliefs, some benign, some outrageous, some inflammatory. It was fun as well as educational. It’s counterproductive – and ultimately destructive – for university students to be protected against ANY ideas or beliefs.

  4. Lepercolonist says:

    Emory University in Atlanta :

    “Emory’s Tobacco Free Policy went into effect on January 1, 2012, prohibiting smoking and tobacco use on Emory University and Emory Healthcare properties.”

    Emory has been tobacco free for three years, why do people continue to smoke on campus and what is being done about it?

    “Emory recognizes that we have not achieved 100% compliance. We do occasionally receive complaints regarding abuse of the policy; we want to address these complaints and the policy violations. Starting in the spring of 2015, Human Resources, Campus Life and Campus Services will work together to manage compliance issues as they arise. Several strategies are being employed to eliminate abuse, including additional signage to increase awareness and expanded patrols by student and staff tobacco-use monitors. The patrols will approach people smoking on campus, remind them of the policy and discuss the various cessation resources that are available.”

    So No Smoking signs are plastered all over the Emory campus. Where is the smokers ‘safe space’ ?
    These pampered millennials make me sick.

  5. Simon says:

    Hi Frank and your followers,I am just testing the water before I launch it on Taking Liberties of interest in a Forest Demonstration on May 30 2016, which will include a short circular walk (Highgate/Waterlow Park) ending up with speeches on Plain Packs/Axe the tobacco escalator/smoking in Pubs etc, I have already bagged a few celebrity speakers.

    Antony Worrall Thompson (keynote speaker)
    Keith Chegwin
    Gyles Brandreth.

    There will be a heavily discounted bar available, plus several Vaping vendors have shown an interest in attending.

    What do you think?


    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Sounds good simon followed by a mass march thru downtown London lighting up in every public place the smokers can find……….that should get the point across OPEN DEFIANCE!

    • Cecily Collingridge says:

      I’m not too sure about the vaping vendors attending.

      The Whittington Hospital (NHS) is right next door to Waterlow Park. It has a draconian smoke-free policy over the entire estate and disciplines staff. I would like to see the walk include a stop here and a talk given on the hypocrisy and detrimental impacts on staff, patients and visitors of this policy. And to raise awareness of the future threats to inpatients, particularly to the autonomy and dignity of psychiatric in-patients, should the total ban enacted at the Maudsley Hospital be rolled out nationwide. (The case of the father pleading for his dying son be allowed to smoke at the hospital in Edinburgh (?) earlier this year could also be highlighted). The cruelty dished out due to the deliberate stigma put onto ‘smoking-related’ diseases affects ALL patients, irrespective of their smoking status, that should also be exposed.

      I am not in a position to travel to this event unfortunately.

      • Simon says:

        We will be having a marching band (pipes&drums) led by what I have been informed are “daring dancers” which will be doing a sort of dress rehearsal before they take part in London Pride a month later and also ” Eraser”- a tribute act for Erasure doing a gig at the end of the march.

        Sorry no central London demos this time.

        Bill Oddie is also prepared to give a speech on Liberties being eroded and how climate change is the biggest danger to the planet.

        Keep this date free folks.


        • Cecily Collingridge says:

          Sorry Simon, judging by the description of this event, I think you’ve lost the plot. It sounds like a platform for other issues.

        • Simon says:

          It will be a smoking demo followed by speeches about the smoking ban, but I have had to allow other issues to be allowed into the demo/speeches so we can have the marching band.

          I have guestimated the smoking speeches will an hour long and then you can leave before London Pride take the stage, Julian Clary will be their keynote speaker who is hillarious, I will stay to the end of the day.


        • Frank Davis says:

          Nice try, Rickie. I checked with Forest’s real Simon Clark, and he says you’re not him.

        • Cecily Collingridge says:

          I think you are digging a hole for yourself with your latest reply, Simon. If you’ve had to allow other issues in order to have the marching band, then ditch the band. You then go on to promote Julian Clary and London Pride. This is not inspiring smokers to attend.

        • Frank Davis says:

          Cecily, Simon is a spoof. Pay no attention to him. He’s not Simon Clark. See my comments below

    • Frank Davis says:

      Nice try, Rickie. I just checked with Forest’s real Simon Clark, and he says you’re not him.

  6. Cecily Collingridge says:

    Demands for ridiculous safe spaces are proving contagious… the MOD are demanding one now over the costs of renewing Trident.

  7. Frank Davis says:

    Another student official has been triggered by a fellow student writing a pro-Donald Trump message, going as far as to label the act as “racist violence”.

    The student president of Scripps College in California sent out an email headed “Racist Incident” to students this past weekend.

    The email written by Scripps senior Minjoo Kim read “This morning, a Mexican-American Scripps student woke up to find her whiteboard vandalized with the phrase: ‘#trump2016,’”

    “This racist act is completely unacceptable.” Kim also wrote, claiming that the message could affect the “mental and emotional health” of students.

    • The problem with Trump is that a totally legitimate concern about illegal immigration is widely grabbed up by simple racists to justify their racism. Mexican Americans aren’t necessarily at all anti-Trump. Trump isn’t talking about deporting Mexican Americans. He’s talking about deportign illegal Mexican immigrants… which is a totally different thing. Mexican Americans who’ve done the work to get here and set up properly with their citizenships (which is what *makes” them “Americans” as opposed to Mexicans here illegally) should, in general, be on Trump’s side since the illegal immigrants end up causing problems for their own lives here.

      We’ve seen the same thing with Muslims in the US, with people who are racist but unable to express their racism openly using or building upon the fact that most US Muslims are black and promoting their racism as a simple form of “patriotism” against “terrorists.”

      Trump could get ahead of this problem if he addressed it strongly and directly, but I don’t think he’s really done so yet… at least not publicly enough for the “average Joe” to see the distinction.

      – MJM, who’s not ever on board at ALL with any sort of racism, but who’s quite concerned about the open joke that we have on our southern border when we’ve got nutsos all around the world who’d love to carry some pretty nasty bombs etc into our country.

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