Researcher says there is gender divide on college campuses over free speech, diversity

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'Researcher Evette Alexander told Hill.TV this week that there is a gender divide on college campuses when it comes to prioritizing free speech versus inclusion.

"Men and women felt quite differently on what they considered the greater priority," Alexander, who is director of learning and impact at the Knight Foundation, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton in a "Rising" interview that aired Friday. "It was a predictor of whether they would favor free speech over inclusion or inclusion over free speech."

"We found that a substantial majority of college men, 71 percent, said that promoting free speech was the more important priority over diversity inclusion issues," she said. "We found that over half, 58 percent, of college women said the opposite. So they said that promoting a diverse, inclusive society was the greater concern for them."

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I don't see these as incompatible goals.

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How you interpret results says a lot more that the results themselves. Women do not value freedom of speech as highly as men. Men value freedom of speech higher than diversity.

So is it better to have open honest dialogues, or is it better that everyone agrees with the "right" attitude.

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... when sending women to university was a matter of public debate, those opposing the idea said among other things that universities were places where often controversial ideas were aired and at times things could be hotly devisive and that women's general temperament simply wasn't suited to such an atmosphere. Further it was predicted that if women were sent in large numbers to universities, it would have the effect of diluting the mission of universities by their influence suppressing free and open debate.

This was the argument in the 1800s and early 1900s. People laughed at the old curmugeons who talked like this.

No one's laughing now!

I once heard that the 21st century would be spent proving the curmugeons of the 19th and 20th centuries correct. One look at today's madness shows we're well on our way.

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why women in general make such good little socialists, until they run out of opm (other people's $$) of course of course.

much as looking into a space telescope allows us to remotely view other galaxies, so too does looking at the past allow us to remotely view our own future. daveinga

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