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.
Vox journalists ruin people’s lives then demand higher wages
What began as an ideological turf war for control of the narrative has morphed into social engineering. We are erasing our own history because we think it’s too offensive.
YouTube to launch politically correct purge—thousands of users to be removed
YouTube wants you to feel safe in trusting their “authoritative” sources and allies. But what they’re not telling you is that “authoritative” is just code for authoritarian.
The straight pride parade confirms that our culture is a parody of itself
Ever since the election of Trump we’ve been subject to Orwellian inversion after Orwellian inversion. In 1984, it’s “freedom is slavery, war is peace, ignorance is strength.” In 2019, it’s language is violence, segregation is inclusive, and straight is queer. Perhaps it’s time to try sanity.
No, there’s no rise in hate; there’s a rise in panic
For some easily triggered individuals, a MAGA hat or a simple OK hand gesture is proof of white supremacy. In a climate like this, where any harmless gesture can be hate, it’s very easy to manipulate data in order to make people be fearful of each other.
The cancelled are uncancelling themselves
The cancelled are starting to uncancel themselves. Massey, with his poem, has shown them a path forward. The next artists targeted by the mob can look to “Poem Against Cancellation” and find hope for their creative futures.
The media tries to change your language to manipulate you
Major media outlets are in lockstep with governments and social media companies in attempts to monitor your speech and censor what you say. In a healthy, free society, the media should question abuses of power, not contribute to them. In a healthy, free society, the media should question abuses of power, not contribute to them.
Trudeau signing on to the Christchurch Call should worry all Canadians
In the case of the Christchurch Call, we are being told to trust the New York Times and Facebook as well as foreign governments like New Zealand and France, to provide guidance regarding our free speech. There is no good reason to trust those entities to protect our rights. In fact, they consistently violate them.