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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 1, No. 1. March 9, 1938

Sexual Selection

Sexual Selection.

"What are your views on the subject of free speech at a University? You will remember that public discussion on sex and religion has been banned by our own University authorities."

"Freedom of speech depends upon the discipline of the minds of those entering upon the discussion. It is not sufficiently understood that there are two sides to a speech—its delivery and its reception by the listener. Freedom depends mainly upon the relation between the person who is speaking and his auditors. Where an audience is carefully selected, as in a University classroom, there is no objection at all to free discussion on the subjects you mention, but where the audience is indeterminate, as in a radio broadcast or at a public meeting, the position is entirely different. Freedom of speech is relative to the listener."

"Do you think University students are qualified to speak on international affairs or hold definite political opinions?"