Her refusal to cheer for him in basketball games led to her being thrown off the team, and she then sought to sue her school (specifically for infringing her freedom of speech).
freedom of speech
freedom OF speech does not guarantee freedom FROM criticism
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aka One More Time For The Clueless! “Free speech” has never meant that individuals or corporations are obliged to provide a forum for speech they find obnoxious on their own private property.
Something which most junior high schoolers could tell you straight out of their civics textbook, “Dr Laura”
..and you Aussies know the rest. Someone asked me the other day about Aussies and swearing,
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?
People who make lazy/nasty rape jokes just for shock value are self-entitled insensitive jerks, it is right and proper to call them out for being self-entitled insensitive jerks, it does not infringe upon their right of expression or freedom of speech to call them self-entitled insensitive jerks. People being self-entitled insensitive jerks about rape IS rape culture.
Well, the proposed Australian internet filtering plans have shifted, and changed, and been fiddled with, and shifted again. We went from an across-the-board opt-out censorship system (the election promise), to some sort of “clean feed” (a meaningless term), to mandatory… Read More ›
For those interested in Minister Stephen Conroy’s plans to introduce mandatory internet censorship to Australia, check out Wendy Carlisle’s show on the Background Briefing. ABC Radio National: Conroy’s clean feed It’s well-researched, and it explains the issue from square one,… Read More ›
Clive Hamilton, “public intellectual”, has been banging on about how wrong wrongitty wrong anti-censorship advocates are. Clive has been stampily regurgitating the mantra of the censors: “I have heard no one argue that films, television, books and magazine should be… Read More ›