The idea of safe spaces has stirred up controversy in several academic institutions.

There were rows at both Oxford and Cambridge universities over whether or not to host debates on abortion, the Cambridge Union was asked to withdraw its invitation to Germaine Greer because of her views on transgender issues, and closer to home, FLY, a feminist forum for women of colour at Cambridge University has recently become exclusive to self-identifying BME women. I have heard both sides of the debate. University should be about challenging ideas, controversy and learning. At the same time, people should be able to go to university without feeling traumatised, attacked or marginalised.Read

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