Jonathan Robinson reports for the University of Sheffield’s Forge Press on Sheffield Students’ Union blocking of an effort to ban Chris Brown and his music:
A proposal to ban Chris Brown and his music from the Students’ Union was blocked last week after councillors failed to reach a two thirds majority.
The idea was put forward by Women’s Officer Sarah Charlesworth who had wanted the Union to send out a strong message against domestic violence.
However, student councillors could not reach the two thirds majority required for the proposal to be immediately implemented at last Thursday’s Union Council.
In her report, Charlesworth said: “Domestic violence is wrong and by the Students’ Union advertising and playing Chris Brown and his music, we are trivialising domestic violence and contributing to a culture of misunderstanding of domestic violence.
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