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The double standard of the Left

In the 60's and 70's the Left wingers on campus were all for free speech. Now when they've come to dominate the academia, they are not that fond of it anymore as illustrated by these two recent campus events.

1. A socialist meeting at Portland State University in June is getting cancelled since they do not feel comfortable with getting filmed by a right wing blogger. The meeting is open for the public and the man is not disruptive.

http://www.dailypaul.com/320960/communists-shutdown-press-we...

2. Dr. Janice Fiamengo, a former feminist who turned into a critic, was disrupted by social justice warriors effectively shutting down her speech in March at the University of Ottawa, a speech where she was to critically examine the feminist notion of Rape Culture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOnuZsXRwTA

Fantastically, the latter was not viewed by a feminist professor of philosophy as a violation of free speech but rather an expression of free speech and a form of lively debate (!).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8kcNJLpRJ4#t=13m25s