Dennis Prager can’t give a single reason why he’s behind a new movie mocking safe spaces on college campuses.
He’s got too many to list, frankly.
Prager, the nationally syndicated radio star and author, is teaming with Adam Carolla to make “No Safe Spaces.” The upcoming documentary covers the assault on free speech on modern campuses. And, more importantly, how today’s students are coddled beyond belief.
The duo crafted an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help make the documentary happen. The project currently stands at 36 percent of its $500,000 goal.
“The infantilization of young people is taking place at virtually every American university,” Prager says.
Cases in point provided by Prager:
- Oberlin and Georgetown University providing stuffed animals, hot chocolate and Play-Doh in a “safe space” when Christina Hoff Sommers spoke at those universities against the notion that there is a campus rape culture that pervades American universities.
- Brown University – one of the most ludicrous of all our universities – provides cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets, and a video of frolicking puppies in its “safe space.”
- And Harvard announced this month that it was no longer charging students 50 cents a day in overdue library book fines lest the university increase pressure on its students.
In any other age, the aforementioned examples would be laughed away as fiction.
Not in 2017.
“No Safe Spaces” producer Mark Joseph promises the film will include “a mix of interviews with key players and dramatic and comedic recreations of important moments that have led us to this situation.”
That doesn’t include some fiery exchanges between the film’s key players and students. Carolla and Prager are hitting the college circuit to bring their arguments to the source.
That should provide even more content for the finished product.
One challenge the film faces is too much breaking news. It seems like every other day a new college story crushes the news cycle. The film can’t capture every last detail, but the movie’s social media campaign will be targeting those events for maximum impact, Joseph says.
“No Safe Spaces” is targeting a mid-2018 release date.