The Funny Thing About... - Netflix

Entertainment comedy, talking heads talking about various topics looking back at their own experiences. From dating to serious relationships, to kids and holiday get-aways, these comedians will chin wag about their own lives: how they grew up, without forgetting the awkwardness of puberty, and what makes them the people they are today.

The Funny Thing About... - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 55 minutes

Premier: 2016-06-11

The Funny Thing About... - Safe space - Netflix

The term safe space refers to an autonomous space created for individuals who feel marginalized to come together to communicate regarding their experiences with marginalization, most commonly located on university campuses in the western world, but also at workplaces, as in the case of Nokia. The terms safe space (or safe-space), safer space, and positive space may also indicate that a teacher, educational institution or student body does not tolerate violence, harassment or hate speech, thereby creating a safe place for all students.

The Funny Thing About... - United Kingdom - Netflix

In early 2015 the increasing adoption of safe spaces in UK universities aroused controversy due to accusations that they were used to stifle free speech and differing political views. In April 2016, a member of the Edinburgh University Students' Association was subject to a vote on whether to be expelled from a meeting within a safe-space for violating rules about making gestures of disagreement; the vote went in her favour. She had waved her arms in disgust with a claim made against her by another speaker. In September 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May hit out at universities for implementing “safe space” policies amid concerns that self-censorship is curtailing freedom of speech on campuses. The Prime Minister said it was “quite extraordinary” for universities to ban the discussion of certain topics which could cause offence. She warned that stifling free speech could have a negative impact on Britain's economic and social success.

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