A place where individuals of an oppressed group can go to find community with other individuals of the same group without feeling the threat of harassment or violence. People who are against the idea of safe spaces often misconstrue them as a place to escape reality, when actually they are places people go to understand the collective reality of oppression and find support. A safe space is not ignorant of hard realities, it's just a place where people can go to exist without fear of harassment based on parts of their identity.
Woman: It seems like women get talked over and have what they say completely disregarded. I want to create a safe space for women to express themselves without being shouted at
, unaware that this statement validates the woman's argument: Shut the fuck up you stupid bitch.