Tag Archives: free speech
In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, freedom of speech seems to be having a moment. As the rallies in Paris and elsewhere last weekend demonstrated, freedom of speech has strong support in the West. It is the one value that … Continue reading
Buzzfeed has a list of who is and isn’t publishing the new cover. Notably, The New York Times, NBC, NPR, BBC and The Daily Mail are among the publications opting not to show the image. Cowards.
Yesterday, Islamist militants attacked the Paris offices of left-wing satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, including the paper’s editor and four of its cartoonists. The gunmen were almost certainly motivated by the paper’s publication of cartoons satirizing the Prophet … Continue reading
A University of Arizona student has decided to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the least sensitive way possible: by telling female students that they deserve to be raped. Standing in the UA Mall holding a sign that says “You … Continue reading
Icelandic politicians are currently considering proposals to block access to internet porn in the country. Printing and distributing pornography is already illegal, and Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson is leading the charge to outlaw digital porn as well. Since Iceland is a secular Scandinavian … Continue reading
Since the tragedy at Newtown, while pundits on the left have been blaming guns, pundits on the right have been busy blaming the culture, particularily violent movies and video games. The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre was quick to comdemn violent entertainment, calling … Continue reading