Insouciant Western People wrote:Copehead wrote:Well you enlighten us as to what wisdom an ignorant fascist like Tommy Robinson has to impart to us all then
And it isn't me who is deciding these things it is the people that will have to listen to them.
That is what you don't seem to be able to get your head around.
I don't decide Bindel isn't coming to Scumbag College, the students there do; and if you have a problem with that I suggest you go and tell them they are doing democracy wrong rather than me, because I really don't give a fuck as long as dangerous sociopaths are kept away from stirring up racial hatred.
I am a student, as well as a university member of staff, and I don't really mind who speaks on my campus.
And I did speak up when they tried to stop Bindel speaking on our campus.
Good for you, seems like you were in the minority on this one.
Personally I think the views of some feminists towards the transgendered could be a little more empathic, but I also see their point that you cannot just have people deciding they are now women and demanding to get use women's toilets and changing facilities based on simply that statement. It is a tricky one and I am glad that I don't really have to come to any decision on that.
The students at your University decided they didn't want to listen to Bindel in their Union, that is their right to do so, I wouldn't have had a problem with it personally, she is a respected feminist writer like Greer.
What I have a problem with is a tiny minority of far right students inviting a racist criminal like Robinson or a professional shit stirrer like Greek Bloke to the campus so they can play the victim card when they are rightly told to fuck off.
Once again: no ones freedom of speech is being denied here.