Monday, 28 October 2019

New Zealand's Most Illiberal University

Massey U is a Walking Hate Crime

It Hates Free Speech

Massey University cannot help itself.  It has now demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that its raison d'etre is to suppress any speech which it rules to be hurtful to--even one student.   We received this update from the Free Speech Coalition. 

Free Speech Coalition

Dear John,

The past week has been a busy one on the free speech front.

Massey University - A double whammy
Massey, Massey, Massey... this university should have its status as a tertiary education provider revoked. As per our last email, you will know that Massey University banned the Speak Up for Women's event last week.

Yet again the 'health and safety' catchall has been deployed by Massey's spineless administrators to cater to a select few cry-bullies that cannot handle adverse ideas.

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, Massey 'upped the ante' as New Zealand's most illiberal university by tearing down pro-Hong Kong protest posters on campus. These posters were carefully created so as not to show any violent material – it is unclear what reason Massey had in taking them down.

Many Hong Kong students would raise this matter with the university, if their identity did not make them targets for punishment from their government.

To all those who are, or know someone enrolling at university, we highly discourage applying to Massey. The university leadership clearly do not understand their duties as educators. [Emphasis, ours]

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