Freedom Of Speech VS. The “Emotional Risk” Of Student Activism. Episode 215

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In today’s “mini” episode we talk about the complicated case of a student animal rights group being denied official status with the college due to both the “emotional risk” of the nature of their activism as well as the “repetitional risk” of being associated with PETA. We’ll talk about the messy world of free speech and if / where a line can be drawn on what should or shouldn’t be allowed on a college campus. Additionally we will discuss the motives of Truman State University for denying vegan and vegetarian groups for three years in a row, whether or not activism requires inherent emotional risk, and beyond!

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Public university rejects animal rights club, citing ‘emotional risk’ to students(FIRE)

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