Stepford Students safe in their little PC world
Brendan O'Neill was shouted down during a Trinity debate on the right to be offensive. Here's something else that's guaranteed to make them hiss
Published 04/10/2015 | 02:30
Remember when stud-ents were known for being free-wheelin', outspoken, always agitated by The Man and his attempts to tell them what they could think, say and do?
Those days are gone. Today's students, or at least student leaders, are among the most censorious people in society.
They might still look edgy, with their multi-coloured hair and eccentric clobber, but beneath the punkish veneer there lurks a word-policing urge that even Mary Whitehouse would have considered extreme.