Oberlin College feminists claim they “feel unsafe” because of an upcoming event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, a noted scholar and author on modern feminism.
In a public Facebook event page, the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians (OCRL) student group said Sommers will discuss “feminism from a perspective that differs from the general Oberlin population.”
However, many female students at the Ohio school have taken over the comments section of the event page to express their disappointment in the group’s choice of Sommers as an event speaker. Several students claim they “feel unsafe” by her presence on campus.
“I have an opinion. My opinion is different from yours (read: ‘general Oberlin consensus’). PS my opinion is actually super fucking oppressive. My view silences people’s lived experiences. My view silences people’s realities. My view silences people’s trauma. But it’s different. In the name of free speech, you better give me the platform to speak,’” Lydia Smith, an Oberlin student, wrote on the event page.
How the Hell can an opinion be oppressive, much less “super fucking oppressive”? How can someone sharing their opinion silence someone’s experience? Seriously, do these douche nozzles think at all?
“It’s really exciting to realize some of our peers think statistics are more important than people,” Smith wrote in all caps in a separate post on the page.
Ah, Lydia Smith has a problem with facts being presented I see.
“I’m angry and disappointed that you decided to bring this speaker during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And I wish I was surprised too, but I’m not,” Alison Kronstadt, another Oberlin student, wrote.
Oh good grief, apparently this dim bulb thinks that hearing a different opinion and being raped are one in the same. Honestly, does Alison Krondstadt even grasp what an idiotic statement this is?