Reporting on efforts by censorious art students to get Camille Paglia fired once again revealed to me the alarming number of professors who censor themselves because they fear callout and cancel culture. It is epidemic.
Even art students are would-be censors now.
"Something has gone wrong in academia when so many faculty members are unwilling to express common viewpoints under their own names." on what the Camille Paglia imbroglio says about the threats to free speech on campus.
College students in 1992: “What is more dangerous––to talk about ideas in the open, or to pretend they do not exist? If we cannot discuss controversial ideas here, where can we have open-minded debate?” via
Feminist students want Camille Paglia to be fired from the university where she has been teaching arts for 30 years. They don´t admit rational debate,they only want to hear those who think like them and turn universities into mere temples of their dogmas.
Note the fear expressed here by various faculty members talking to , who wanted to remain anonymous. This is what I am talking about in THE TYRANNY OF OPINION, right from the first sentence of the book, which reads, simply: "I'm afraid."
Great conclusion in sensational essay on Paglia affair: “The activists also fail to heed a much older lesson that art students ought to know best: Nothing makes an act of free expression more intriguing than an attempt to censor it.”
Camille Paglia joined the University of the Arts in 1984. Now a group of students believes it is too dangerous to talk openly about her ideas on campus
Now this. “UArts Students Want Camille Paglia Gone.” ⁦
"It is rare for student activists to argue that a tenured faculty member at their own institution should be denied a platform. Otherwise, the protest tactics on display at UArts fit with standard practice," argues
Those who think the #freespeech on campus debate isn't a big deal, try this. Perhaps, you'll come away with a different view. Excellent from #ChangeMyMind
UArts Students Want Camille Paglia Gone - The Atlantic
Excellent long read by Conor Friedersdorf about the attempt by Social Justice activists to get Camille Paglia fired from ⁦⁩ .
Forget free speech. Forget qualifications or accomplishments. Student petition says “Camille Paglia should be removed from UArts faculty and replaced by a queer person of color."
"It is rare for student activists to argue that a tenured faculty member at their own institution should be denied a platform. Otherwise, the protest tactics on display at UArts fit with standard practice," argues