The Young America’s Foundation (YAF) is a conservative organization that runs a conservative website. And it’s on those websites where you’ll find documentation of Regressive Leftism. Don’t look for videos like the following on PuffHo or even the Daily Beast. If you want to see Regression in action, you have to get into bed, at least temporarily, with conservatives. But, you know, sometimes they don’t lie.
So, the story is this. Christina Hoff Sommers, who considers herself an equity feminist but is despised by Third-Wave feminists and regressives, was sponsored by the YAF to speak this coming Tuesday at Cal State University at Los Angeles (CSULA). Here’s the poster advertising her talk
“Where feminism went wrong.” Well, that’s just damned offensive, and so two feminists were filmed by the YAFers going around campus tearing down the posters. Here’s a video:
As the YAF website notes:
After being confronted by a CSULA YAF student, the vandal repeatedly insisted the fliers were “offensive.”
One of the feminists claimed removing the fliers was her First Amendment right.
“This is my freedom of speech,” she said.
“So it’s freedom of speech to infringe on our freedom of speech?” the YAF student responded.
He didn’t get an answer.
This is what it’s come to on some campuses: students deem that they have the right to remove any posters deemed “offensive” as part of their “freedom of speech.” But only an extremist could deem Sommers or her message as “offensive.” Challenging, yes. A rebuke to Third Wave feminism, certainly. What these mushbrain vandals need to learn is the obvious lesson that if you’re “offended” by someone challenging your ideas without attacking your personally, well, too damn bad. That doesn’t give you the right to engage in censorship; and censorship is certainly what’s going on in the video above, for these vandals are denying other students the possibility of even hearing that Sommers will be lecturing.
h/t: Amy Alkon