Category Archives: Free speech, censorship, copyright law, etc.

No, Colleges Aren’t Banning The Vagina Monologues

The popular vblogger Laci Green, in her most recent video, said: Colleges are banning hugely impactful feminist works like The Vagina Monologues because it implies that some women have vaginas. This is a common claim – but as far as … Continue reading

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Cartoon: On Stopping Bigots From Speaking

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. :-) I’m not shy about being partisan; most of my cartoons are unambiguously from the left. But I don’t agree with all lefties about everything. This is one of the … Continue reading

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On Wedding Cakes, Gay Weddings, And Free Speech

This is a reply to a comment left by MJJ on the Muslim Ban thread. I’m putting my response here, and hopefully further discussion of this issue will move to this thread. I didn’t think Melissa’s cakes has gone bankrupt? … Continue reading

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Free Speech On Campus, Attacked By The Right And The Left – Which Somehow Gets Reported As A Near-Exclusive Threat From The Left

(Although she may not agree with everything I wrote here, I want to acknowledge that this post was improved by a discussion I had with Jaz Twersky. Thanks, Jaz!) Four stories that I’ve run across recently: 1. Attacks on Tenure. … Continue reading

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Quote: Jesse Williams on Critics of Black Lives Matter (plus the petition to get him fired)

From actor Jesse Williams’ award acceptance speech at the BET Awards, June 2016. And let’s get a couple things straight, just a little sidenote – the burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander.That’s not our job, alright … Continue reading

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Samsung Attempts Copyright Censorship of Parody Of Their Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Phone

So gamer “HitmanNiko” modified Grand Theft Auto to add in a new weapon: A Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which can be thrown like a grenade. (It replaces a weapon called “the sticky bomb.”) Some folks uploaded videos of themselves using … Continue reading

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Cartoon: How Free Speech Was Saved

My new cartoon on Everyday Feminism! Please go check it out. Some comments about this cartoon (originally posted on my Patreon page). The modern “alt-right” – those conservatives who are now, among other things, running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign – … Continue reading

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Anti-Trump protests and the free speech argument

[This is a post by occasional “Alas” comment-writer Lirael, reprinted with permission from their excellent blog NowFaceNorth. Thanks, Lirael! –Amp] There’s a lot of interesting arguments going around in the wake of the cancelled Donald Trump rally in Chicago. One … Continue reading

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On Hulk Hogan and Free Speech

From CNN: Jurors in the Hulk Hogan sex tape case ignored a plea for mercy Monday and added another $25 million to the $115 million they already awarded ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan. The jury deliberated nearly four hours before deciding on … Continue reading

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Catholic Schools Are Forcing Employees To Sign Away Their Free Speech

From the New York Times: Part of the focus here and elsewhere appears to be online sharing of photos and personal opinions. A number of morality clauses in other dioceses express such concerns, specifying that teachers may not post anything … Continue reading

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