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How a student in a diaper caused an eruption in one of America's biggest conservative youth organisations - 2018-02-26

F125.png How a student in a diaper caused an eruption in one of America's biggest conservative youth organisations February 26, 2018, Emily Shugerman, The Independent

One of America's most prominent conservative youth organisations has been engaged for months in a bitter internal fight over a university student wearing a baby's diaper.

Turning Point USA, the non-profit founded by conservative activist Charlie Kirk and funded by a roster of Republican mega-donors, is known for the performative stunts it uses to recruit new members on campus. Among other things, they have created a "Professor Watch List" for teachers who they claim discriminate against conservatives, and invited right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on college campuses.

However it was "Free Speech Week" at Kent State University last October – which featured one student dressed in a diaper, sucking on a pacifier in a playpen – that brought the group mass attention.

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{{cite news | first = Emily | last = Shugerman | title = How a student in a diaper caused an eruption in one of America's biggest conservative youth organisations | url = https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/diaper-turning-point-usa-kent-state-student-conservative-youth-repulican-kaitlin-bennett-a8230021.html | work = The Independent | date = February 26, 2018 | accessdate = February 19, 2020 }}