Can We Take a Joke? proves that not everyone can, especially when it comes to college campuses. Earlier this month the film was screen at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., examining free speech on campus and the outrage against offensive comedians.

According to the film, the outrage culture begins on college campuses when students don’t want to hear what they consider to be offensive ideas.

As part of their reporting, Campus Reform spoke to Foster. “I had such an amazing experience in college, it was a learning experience and I grew so much, so when I started hearing about my friends who were comics who were told they couldn’t do certain jokes...I was appalled.”

Comedians including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock now refuse to perform at college campuses because of hypersensitive students.

Promotion for the film further highlighted the outrage culture and accompanying censorship. Director Ted Balaker spoke about college campus tours for pre-screenings and discussion panels do not always involve friendly reception, as posters have been torn down and a student pulled the fire alarm during a Q&A panel.

Balaker and Foster agreed that students don’t understand that “free speech fuels human progress.”

The line has become blurred between what’s a true attack, and what’s not, as illustrated by a student asking a question to the panel.

“For the first 17 years of my life I lived in a third-world country, and people would tell me that being attacked means getting aborted or raped or killed,” she explained. “But then, I came to the United States for college, and I was told you can feel attacked in a classroom if somebody presents a dissenting point of view. And I was like…‘that’s bullshit.’”

During a commencement address, Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow was met with positive reactions for equating microaggressions with sexual assault.

These students are not only censoring others with their outrage, but, as Foster points out, are leaving personal responsibility aside when it comes to exploring why they are offended.

“Everyone wants to play the blame game. So-and-so made me feel this way because they said, nobody made you do anything,” she said. “You did that yourself. You have to own that.”