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Thread: Hundreds of students walk out to protest removal of LGBTQ+ safe space at school

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    Hundreds of students walk out to protest removal of LGBTQ+ safe space at school

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    Shouldn't every space be a safe space? Why limit safety to certain locations?

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    In the perfect world every space would be safe for LGBTQ people. In the reality world that is most definitely not the case.

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    How would the administration know what they discuss unless they're bugging the classrooms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    How would the administration know what they discuss unless they're bugging the classrooms?
    Because there's always an Eddie Haskell poised to rat out teacher.

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    Maybe Texas is going to get rid of all the homophobes while they're eliminating all the rapists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Maybe Texas is going to get rid of all the homophobes while they're eliminating all the rapists.
    I was so relieved to hear Greg Abbott say that! (Seriously though, that was one of the most clueless pronouncements I've heard lately--right up there with "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," from the equally clueless Todd Akin.

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    Put up the stickers in the sex ed class and in the counselors offices.

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    How does a safe space work in practice? Are there enforcers monitoring conversations, or are occupants required to denounce offenders? How do you prevent people from feeling unsafe, when feelings can be so varied and extreme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    How does a safe space work in practice?
    While probably different than a safe space in a school, we used to have them in the corporation I worked for back in the 80's and 90's. We had magnets and stickers to put at our cubical entrances to designate our cubical was a "safe space". It meant that ANY individual was welcome into the cubical if they felt they needed place to go and/or to be with someone when they couldn't find any other place where they felt safe - for whatever reason. I will add that my explanation is based on me as someone who offered a "safe space", not as someone who ever utilized one.
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