To progressives, the term “safe space” is nothing novel – it is simply a space in which one can be free of external stimuli that trigger feelings of discomfort. But to many non-progressives the term is alien, and the idea of shielding yourself from seemingly benign things like words and symbols is incomprehensible. To them, safe spaces are a joke – something you bring up to mock your opponents, with phrases like “What’s the matter, need your safe space?? Haha”. But little to these ignorant cretins realize, but safe spaces have already been implemented throughout America, most commonly on college campuses.
Thanks to government-subsidized student loans and affirmative action, American universities have been swamped with a host of sensitive victim groups and victim sympathizers who have prioritized safety from the patriarchy and white males over education and personal development. Statues of white racists like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington have been torn down to make way for statues of people of color, who contributed to America just as much if not more than whites did, despite America being 90% white until 1960. But tearing down statues still can’t protect sensitive progressives from hateful words and symbols. Hearing a white male talk sympathetically about Trump, or hearing male contradict a progressive narrative about college rape culture, can send a progressive into a downward spiral of emotional distress. When a Muslim American student hears people quote the Koran out of context, it reminds her of the crusades and brings back inter-generational feelings of pain and suffering.
What safe spaces aim to do is to create a soft, consequence-free environment free from triggering stimuli, allowing students to feel safe and happy. Safe spaces aim to infantalize students by mimicking a nursery school environment, offering coloring books, puppies and chocolate in the case of the University of Pennsylvania. Other colleges have chosen to construct ball pits to help students play and make friends. Other schools and universities have introduced “nap pods” to allow students to have nap time:
Unfortunately, bullying has been a major problem at many of these institutions, and many students who attend these safe spaces have been mocked, teased and picked on, usually by white alpha males. These white terrorist kids even destroyed their school’s safe space by vandalizing the classrooms with references to Trump, sending the school into chaos:
Right wingers mock our safe spaces, and claim that we need to “grow up” and “face the real world”. But why can’t they grow up and stop saying things that offend us? Why can’t they stop making arguments for racist and sexist ideas? Why can’t they stop worshiping “the constitution” and other racist documents? Why can’t they stop calling for “borders” and other racist laws designed to keep people of color out? Our feelings matter, and right wingers better start respecting them, or we will have no choice but to shut them up once and for all, just like we’ve done in every socialist country throughout history!