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Oxford, 'sensitivity readers' and the trouble with safe spaces

22 June 2021

8:52 AM

22 June 2021

8:52 AM

The list of things that students must apparently be protected from grows longer every day. Controversial speakers, rude comedians, sombreros (banned at the University of East Anglia in 2015 because apparently it is racist for non-Mexicans to wear them). And now, their own student newspapers.

Yes, the list of terrifying things that might offend students and ever so slightly dent their self-esteem — the horror! — now includes the student press.

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