Wanting A “Safe Space” Doesn’t Make You A Pussy

Pussy: An affectionate term for a cat.

Frequenting Right Wing websites, the vibe I get is that:

  1. College “Safe Spaces” are for people who just can’t handle reality.
  2. If you feel the need for a Safe Space, you are weak.
  3. If you feel the need for a Safe Space, it is people like you who are, to quote Donald Trump, preventing America from being “great again.”

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And to the people who give me that vibe, I say:

What hypocrites.

Why?

Because:

I won’t be talking about them anymore — if you follow this blog, you know the people and organizations I am referring to — but I will say this:

My time interacting with them taught me that, regardless of politics, people desire and create spaces for themselves where they can be “safe” — where they can, for example, not be challenged by opinions that differ from theirs.

I have been blocked from more than one Facebook page whose politics could be described as Right Wing for no other reason than that I said words that people didn’t want to hear: I violated a person’s Safe Space by expressing a point-of-view that wasn’t in line with their own.

I was blocked from the Facebook page for the movie Woodlawn (2015) for saying I didn’t think the movie would break even. (It didn’t.)

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I was blocked from their Facebook page for quoting their own words when asked “Why won’t you support us?”

I was blocked from the Facebook page Movie to Movement (MtM) and blocked from LifeSiteNews for calling out John Zmirak, the “second-in-command” at MtM, who had called me a “Pro-choice troll” for no other reason than that I pointed out that the reason critics didn’t like The Giver (2014) was not because of the movie’s worldview — like Jason Jones, founder of MtM, said — but because they just didn’t think it was a good movie, period.

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My point is:

Before you judge people for desiring a Safe Space, look at yourself.

Do you think the existence of Safe Spaces is making people weak?

Do you not like hearing opinions that don’t match up with yours?

Do you refuse to listen to what people who think differently than you have to say?

If your answer to all those questions is “Yes,” than you are residing in a Safe Space while, at the same time, criticizing people who want a Safe Space. It is not a Safe Space that exists on a college campus. It is a Safe Space that exists in your mind.

A Safe Space isn’t an inherently bad thing. Everyone needs a place where they can relax. Where they can take stock of themselves without fear or worry. Even Jesus had moments where he needed to get away from it all. (Luke 5:16)

The badness of Safe Spaces comes when, as a result of dwelling in a Safe Space — as a result of dwelling in a place that tells you what you want to hear: that makes you feel safe — you refuse to listen to people who see the world differently than you.

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4 thoughts on “Wanting A “Safe Space” Doesn’t Make You A Pussy

  1. “It is a safe space in your mind.” I think you just summed up the mentality of 75% of the Internet in one sentence.

    1. I would imagine so.

      On this blog, I always want to be willing to hear opinions that differ from mine — I never want to block someone or get angry at someone because I disagree with them.

  2. EVER YSINGLE SAFE SPACE HUGGING PARTICIPATION TROPHY CLUTCHING LOSER PUSSY SHOULD JUST BE PUBLICLY EUTHANIZED.. FACT . YES, IT DOES MAKE YOU A PUSSY, IT DOES MAKE YOU WEAK, AND IT DOES MAKE YOU A FAILURE ..FACT. PERIOD. END OF DISCUSSION. NOW TAKE YOUR GED AND CRAWL BACK IN YOUR MOMS BASEMENT AND WEEP

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