Have you noticed that people who believe in safe spaces never seem to want journalists around?

The College Fix reports.

Brandeis threatens student journalists for invading ‘safe space’ at public anti-rape march

Drops threat after hint of litigation

Brandeis University took nearly a month to clear student journalists of wrongdoing for reporting on the university’s Take Back the Night march against sexual assault.

It did so less than a week after an outside group warned the school it was violating its own stated promises to students by investigating The Justice.

The editors also received a legal threat from a law firm on behalf of two students who were quoted anonymously – as were all self-described survivors – in the report.

“I’m glad that University administrators had the foresight to see the dangerous precedent that could have been established had they chosen to sanction journalists who were just doing their job,” Avi Gold, managing editor of The Justice, told The College Fix in an email.

Accused of ‘taking away the survivors’ autonomy over their stories’

The march in question took place nearly a year ago, featuring students who gathered together to share their stories of sexual assault. According to the paper, it has taken place at Brandeis since 2005.

“The story was written because sexual assault awareness has been an important issue to this campus for as long as I can remember,” Gold told The Fix.

“It included, among other things, three anonymous quotes from survivors of sexual assault who shared their stories,” Editor-in-Chief Max Moran told The Fix in an email.

Abby Patkin, who as news editor covered the march, told The Fix in an email: “One thing we heard from several critics was that we were taking away the survivors’ autonomy over their stories, that they weren’t ours to tell.”

That was evident from comments posted on the story, some of which said that by quoting students anonymously at a public event, the paper was further abusing victims of sexual assault.