Says the representative of the Argyll and Bute Council in Scotland, whose heavy-handed response streisand-effected a regional scandal into a worldwide media storm about attempts to censor a schoolgirl blogging their school lunches. Now the school lunch menu is being reformed, and the furore helped her raise more than £80,000 for development charity Mary’s Meals. Martha Payne is authentically awesome.
When your advertisers leave in droves, that’s not an abridgement of your free speech rights
Something which most junior high schoolers could tell you straight out of their civics textbook, “Dr Laura”
Crowdsourcing: ideas for an anti-filter website
I love the new Filter Stephen Conroy site, and I’m keen to put up a similar site aimed at people who very much want their own family’s internet access to be filtered and who have bought into the idea that Conroy’s filter is going to be the easiest way to do it (and that it will work).
Femmostroppo Reader – June 12, 2010
Government Overreach Edition – what the hell is the Rudd government up to? Read’em and weep.
The lamb roast roundup: Mums and censorship
Feminist criticism of the “It’s Time to Tell Mum” anti-filtering campaign has shown up on several blogs:
So simple, even your mother will be opposed
My four month old has explained a lot of things to me. To date it’s been things like “it’s been four months and you still can’t tell the difference between tired and hungry? HERE LET ME SHOW YOU.” But I… Read More ›
Listen up, Labor
Listen closely Labor Party, cos I’m only gonna say this once. Oh wait, no I’m not! I’m gonna say this OVER AND OVER. And Australians who agree with me, please do so also. Don’t you fucking dare put us in… Read More ›
Ann Coulter loves competition in the free market, except when it’s competition in free speech
Ann Coulter has been getting a lot of traction over the last couple of days with talk of being censored by having a speech cancelled. So, who was it exactly who cancelled Coulter’s speech on the campus of the University of Ottawa?
Femmostroppo Reader – February 2, 2010
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments. Sunny, with a chance of racism – “I feel sad and appalled and kind of defeated… Read More ›
Femmostroppo Reader – January 25, 2010
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.