Campus Feminists Demand Censorship of Social Media

Governments are able to crush fundamental liberties because a lot of people want them crushed. Freedom makes people uncomfortable. This is especially true of some feminists:

A coalition of interest groups wants the U.S. Department of Education to require colleges to monitor social media and protect students from threatening and offensive comments.

The request was made last week by 72 women’s and civil rights groups, who claimed that harassment and threats on anonymous apps like Yik Yak are an emerging Title IX issue, according to Inside Higher Ed.

How perfectly Orwellian that civil “rights” groups constitute one of the primary threats to our most basic rights, such as freedom of association and freedom of speech.

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“Students on college campuses throughout the country have with increasing frequency used anonymous social media applications, such as Yik Yak, to target women students, students of color, and sexual minorities with harassment, threats, and other forms of intimidation with impunity,” the coalition said in a press release. “Earlier this year, students at the University of Mary Washington (UMW), for example, were threatened through Yik Yak with rape and murder after they spoke out against rape culture.”

What, you don’t want to censor social media? You mean you approve of rape and murder?

In the UMW case, Feminists United on Campus (FUC) and Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), both members of the coalition requesting federal intervention, filed a Title IX suit against the school, charging administrators with a “systemic failure to protect students from a sexually hostile school environment, from sex-based cyber assaults, and from threats of physical and sexual violence.”

Progressives must be delighted that Title IX is good for something more than destroying sports programs; theoretically it can be used against the First Amendment too.

On tips from Torcer, Henry, and Artfldgr. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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