American University’s “Women’s Initiative” group is showing its support for women by holding a silent protest of the Daily Caller’s Amber Athey, who will speak about the importance of Due Process and why you shouldn’t convict all men of sexual assault by accusation alone.
“The American University Student Government (AUSG) is holding a “safe space” during my speech on Tuesday,” Athey tweeted. “Absolutely pathetic that college students need a safe space from a speech about the right to due process.”
The American University Student Government is holding a "safe space" during my speech on Tuesday.
Absolutely pathetic that college students need a safe space from a speech about the right to due process.
Do they cower in fear when they have to read the Constitution? pic.twitter.com/3dqmTVXy5Q
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) October 19, 2018
The American University Student Group’s Women’s Initiative wrote this note on social media to its fragile female members:
“In light of an event taking place on campus on Tuesday, October 23rd that is promoting the disempowerment and invalidation of survivors in sharing their stories, AUSG WI will be opening our office as a safe space from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.”
The event Amber Athey is speaking at spotlights the importance of due process, and how it got trampled during the sleazy confirmation process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Her speech will discuss the crucial role that due process and the presumption of innocence have long played in the American judicial system, and “how believing ALL women [without evidence] actually hurts women the most.”
American University joins a growing chorus of colleges that are showing increasing intolerance of free speech amid moves to censor conservative voices on campus.
While colleges across the nation have no problem celebrating credibly-accused rapists like Bill Clinton, many refuse to allow conservatives to speak at all.
In April 2017, the University of California at Berkeley abruptly canceled an event where conservative author Ann Coulter was scheduled to speak, as BizPac Review previously reported.
In February 2017, violent riots erupted on campus when former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at an event.
Masked rioters set fires, smashed windows, and assaulted conservative students, shutting down the event and forcing Milo to be evacuated from campus.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage occurred as a result of the riots, during which police refused to intervene after being given stand-down orders.
Meanwhile, UC-Berkeley receives more than $500 million in federal funding every year. That’s your tax dollars that are being used to subsidize a super-rich school that refuses to allow free speech.
Kathy Barnette — a veteran of the Armed Forces Reserve — summed it up best when she told Fox News:
“As a woman, as a mom, as a citizen, I have to ask myself: “Why in the world would anyone vote for the Democratic Party? What are they offering us besides hate and resistance?”