The university professor lectured on women, oppression and equality. The fact that women had been stereotyped from the 1950s was an ongoing problem and deserved more attention was the underlying issue.
After class, I approached a female class member in response to the lecture and asked her, “When does it end?” I followed it by a few comments and walked out of the room. Several hours later, I received an email from the professor in which she said, “I need to express to you the importance of remaining respectful in your discussions and conversations with students. It’s completely appropriate to express your views and opinions, but not in a way that offends or angers other students.”
In this ever-growing politically correct society, it is tragic that an individual can not freely express an opinion without retaliation from an individual or an organization. Any values that have been instilled are confronted at an educational and/or corporate level due to the fact that someone could be offended. The idea of free speech is being challenged more than ever before. At a time where equality among individuals has progressed each decade, the critical-thought process continues to be challenged as society grows toward equality.
Did our Founding Fathers intend for free speech to become so complicated? How do we as a nation retain our sanity as we continue to grow ethically and morally?