A feminist student group out of the University of Mary Washington called “Feminists United” are suing their university saying that the school administration has failed to protect them from posts made on the anonymous social media app, Yik Yak… That’s right, folks… feminists are now suing because people aren’t protecting them from mean comments on the internet.
The suit alleges that the university completed failed to protect students by refusing to ban access to the app through the school’s wifi system. They’ve completely ignored the fact that most students can and will access it via their cell internet connections, which would make the ban completely useless.
This is the sorta stuff that makes people dislike modern, first world, third wave, feminism. I’m all for equality, bring it on! (it’s already here) but this? This is what people in the real world are hating on so hard.
Protect yourselves! Don’t FORCE someone else to do it for you. Don’t get on Yik Yak. bu-bu-but you really want on Yik Yak? Tough luck, toots!
As written for Breitbart by TOM CICCOTTA:
Writing on the lawsuit for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Susan Kruth argued that the university did not violate Title IX policies by refusing to act on comments made on the anonymous app, Yik Yak, which was recently shut down in May.
Universities should respond to true threats and to serious allegations of sexual harassment, and they can provide non-punitive resources to people who encounter offensive speech. But to the extent that remarks are merely sexist or offensive, a public university must recognize that such language is protected under the First Amendment and decline to take unlawful steps to censor it. Throughout their complaint, the plaintiffs conflate alleged threats and a pattern of conduct that they claim deprived them of educational benefits with remarks or behavior that made them uncomfortable.
Writing to The College Fix, FIRE representative Daniel Burnett cited the 2003 Supreme Court case Virginia v. Black, which claimed that “true threats” are defined by a communication in which there is a reasonable intention to commit an act of unlawful violence.