Michelle Carter told her boyfriend to kill himself, so he did—now she wants to be a free-speech hero
If inducing a panic is a well-established instance where the First Amendment doesn’t apply, then surely telling your boyfriend to get back into his truck and let carbon monoxide fill his lungs until he is dead should also not fall under the banner of free speech.
Sorry, Twitter activists, most people just aren’t racist anymore
It’s a new reality for anti-racists on Twitter, who decried the racism of all those racists who are pissed that Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live action The Little Mermaid. The only problem with the #NotMyAriel hashtag that bounced up on Twitter is that the original nasty racists couldn’t be found. The whole thing was a reaction to an anticipated backlash that never happened.
Antifa will beat you until you believe that words are violence
In response to perceived word violence, Antifa fights back with actual violence. This is basically their whole game and it’s time for it to be called out for the thuggery it is. It’s not noble to bash journalists.
Is this the death knell for political cartoons?
If political cartoons and op-eds are continually censored, then what is the purpose of a newspaper at all? Artists and writers are supposed to kick against the pricks. If we completely rid them of their ability to do so, all we are left with are the pricks.
Google shows its true colours with defamation of mainstream conservatives
Despite the personal biases of its staff, Google must provide accurate information. The people are waking up and they are ready to walk away. Where will they go?
The Guardian unwittingly gives Jordan Peterson’s new platform free advertising
The Guardian’s pro-censorship screed is great advertising for Dr. Peterson’s platform. Her craven desire to see speech shut down only confirms that a robust free-speech friendly online platform is desperately needed.
We must stop writing about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (after this article)
Let’s focus on policies and substance. Let’s not give AOC so much space in our cultural conversations. That is, after you’ve liked, shared, and told all of your friends about this article.
The U.K. bans gender stereotypes in advertising—it’s a basic bitch move
The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has produced a report putting its new guidelines against gender-stereotypical imagery into effect. It’s reductive, tacky, and thoughtless. In short, it’s a basic bitch move.
David Letterman to Kanye West: “you don’t have a say in this”
It’s not about Trump or political ideology. It’s about freedom of expression and freedom of creativity. Kanye is doing what all good artists do—he’s pushing boundaries. All of us would benefit from being more like Kanye. Perhaps then we wouldn’t be so scared to say what we truly feel.