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No Safe Spaces

Postby Stewball » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:39 pm

Nothing really new here, but puts forth the regrettable occurrence that Victimism is the leftist version of McCarthyism. Via academia and silicon valley, we've come to value freedom less than the "right" not to be offended or triggered. Typical 53% media critics score on R/T vs. a 98% rating by audiences at this point.

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Re: No Safe Spaces

Postby nauru » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:55 pm

Looks good. Where can I watch this?

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Re: No Safe Spaces

Postby Stewball » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:09 pm

[quote="nauru"]Looks good. Where can I watch this?[/quote]

It opened in 200 theaters, which is down now to 165. Check IMDb.

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Re: No Safe Spaces

Postby mattorama12 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:35 pm

I was a big Carolla fan for a long time, but stopped listening to his podcast a few years ago when I finally found him repeating himself so often I could anticipate 4/5 of his jags before they started. I also always enjoyed him laughing more than him yelling, and it seems he yells more and more as he ages. I will try to catch this once it's available at home, but in the interim, I'm curious about the scope of the movie.

It seems to be focused on the issue of universities stifling free speech by essentially placing viewpoint restrictions on who they invite to speak on campus. But some reviews also mention cancel culture and the more general social consequences to controversial speech. Does the film try to make the argument that free speech means controversial speakers should be free from the social consequences of their speech?

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Re: No Safe Spaces

Postby nauru » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:33 pm

Now 44% critics score, 99% audience score on RT.

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Re: No Safe Spaces

Postby Stewball » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:42 pm

[quote="mattorama12"] Does the film try to make the argument that free speech means controversial speakers should be free from the social consequences of their speech?[/quote]

No, because so often controversial speakers, i.e. conservative speakers, aren't even allowed to show up, or if they do, they're shouted down. And it only touches on the ignorant student-on-the-street interviews, which has already been widely done.

[quote="nauru"]Now 44% critics score, 99% audience score on RT.[/quote]

Yeah, and what's really strange is [i]Richard Jewell[/i] is 73%/96% while inexplicably bombing at the box office.


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