Social justice caught up to Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman has finally been cancelled (well, sort of). One of the riskiest and funniest comedians of the 90s and 2000s had recently pivoted to become a woke scold in a desperate attempt to save her career.
Taylor Swift was never really cancelled, but she likes to pretend she was
Taylor Swift was never really cancelled. Keeping your agent and your record deal and your fan base isn’t what cancellation looks like.
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.
Edmonton Pride cancelled by cancel culture
As if some awfully dystopian meme from the depths of early 2017 right-wing Twitter, mocking the inevitably self-cannibalizing nature of social justice politics—Edmonton Pride 2019 has been cancelled because it isn’t progressive enough.
Make social media unsafe again
People who live their lives online are encouraged by the Barnum statements of social media: “This is stunning!” “You’re so brave!” “Your voice is so vital!” “Yaaaasss Queeeeennn!” “This is an important conversation!” “THIS!” etc. The positive and negative feedback loops of social media are reducing us to living cliches.
Lena Dunham and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad lie
Is Lena Dunham vicious or misunderstood? Friends and former friends weigh in.