Another safe space violation - coming soon to a US university near you

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A university student was threatened with being thrown out of a meeting after being accused of violating “safe space” rules - by raising her hand.Imogen Wilson, the vice-president for academic affairs at Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), spoke out against safe space rules becoming “a tool for the hard left to use when they disagree with people”, following the incident last week.
Ms Wilson, 22, was subject to a “safe space complaint” over her supposedly “inappropriate hand gestures” during a student council meeting.

According to the association’s rules, student council meetings should be held in a “safe space environment”, defined as “a space which is welcoming and safe and includes the prohibition of discriminatory language and actions”.
This includes “refraining from hand gestures which denote disagreement”, or “in any other way indicating disagreement with a point or points being made”.
“Disagreements should only be evident through the normal course of debate,” it says.

Student accused of violating university 'safe space' by raising her hand

Raising your hand is now considering to be threatening? What are you supposed to do? Shout out your question and try to drown out everyone else?
 
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Djinn

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She wasn't "raising her hand." She was making a Nazi salute in response to the subject being discussed.
 
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Wonderer

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She wasn't "raising her hand." She was making a Nazi salute in response to the subject being discussed.
I didn't see that in this article - was that clarified elsewhere? (I know the article indicates she felt the complaint was made in response to her speaking out with concerns re: anti-Semitism.)

I did see that later on there was also a complaint made re: her shaking her head.
 
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Crusher

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She wasn't "raising her hand." She was making a Nazi salute in response to the subject being discussed.
Where did you get this? I read an article and an interview and there was no implication of anything like that.
 
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B04

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She wasn't "raising her hand." She was making a Nazi salute in response to the subject being discussed.
PLEASE tell me that was sarcasm.

EDIT: especially considering the last paragraph in the liked piece...

Ms Wilson said she believed that safe space rules banning gestures of disagreement, which were drawn up under the tenure of previous sabbatical officers, were “a little extreme” and had been used as a “political” tool against her after she spoke out against anti-Semitism.
 
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