A university student was threatened with being thrown out of a meeting after being accused of violating “safe space” rules - by raising her hand.
Imogen Wilson, the vice-president for academic affairs at Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), spoke out against safe space rules becoming “a tool for the hard left to use when they disagree with people”, following the incident last week.
Ms Wilson, 22, was subject to a “safe space complaint” over her supposedly “inappropriate hand gestures” during a student council meeting.
Edinburgh University student Imogen Wilson accused of violating ‘safe space’ rules for raising hand during meeting
Student also reveals how another complaint was almost made against her for shaking her head
A student has been accused of violating ‘safe space’ rules and faced being removed from a council meeting at the University of Edinburgh after she raised her hand during a debate.
Imogen Wilson, 22, a music student and vice-president of academic affairs at the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), was one of hundreds of students to have attended a student council meeting to debate Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS).
HuffPost UK reports how the student decided to “respond instinctively” at the meeting after being accused of failing disabled students by not responding to an open letter.
University Officer Accused of Violating ‘Safe Space’ Rules for Raising Hands
A student at Edinburgh University in Scotland was threatened with removal from a council meeting for violating the ‘safe space’ rules after raising her arms in the air.
After being accused of letting down disabled students by failing to respond to an open letter, Imogen Wilson, the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Edinburgh University, raised her arms in frustration and was thus subjected to a vote as to whether she should remain in the meeting.