safe space

noun

Definition of safe space

  1. :  a place (as on a college campus) intended to be free of bias, conflict, criticism, or potentially threatening actions, ideas, or conversations … student volunteers put up posters advertising that a “safe space” would be available for anyone who found the debate too upsetting. — Judith Shulevitz Women, sexual assault victims, people of color, transgender students. College campuses have created “safe spaces” for all sorts of marginalized groups. — Catherine Rampell

1970

First Known Use of safe space

1970


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