You claim that “[T]he College should not allow speech that challenges fundamental human rights and devalues people based on identity markers, like being a woman.” Well said! Consider a modest proposal: The editors of the Record should create a list of all the people who argue against “human rights.” All those people would be banned from campus. But banning is not enough! Since internet video featuring such speakers is just as likely to be as “harmful” as their physical presence, Purple Air should censor them as well. Perhaps most importantly, any books written by such speakers should be removed from the library lest students suffer “emotional injury.” Place all those books in a pile in front of Paresky and, I don’t know, burn them? Those committed to removing “harmful thoughts” from “the safe space” of the College can do no less.
David Kane ’88