“Safe spaces are meant to provide places where marginalized groups who want to get away from the dominant campus culture for a moment, or where someone who has been traumatized by something can go to heal on their own time.”
That’s the official story. Not sure if there is a US analogue to ‘No-Platforming,’ but UK universities are infested with a plague of NP authoritarianism and censorship where radical extremists want to turn THE ENTIRE CAMPUS into a safe space.
If people just wanted a small part of the campus to heal and recuperate safely, I doubt any remotely ethically serious person would mind.
However, this ‘official narrative’ is often a Jesuitical ploy designed to drive in a foothold.
Never underestimate the power of a forked tongue!