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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 05:29 AM
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Posted By Graham2001
An account of a disinvitation... ...

An account of a disinvitation...





https://4w.pub/when-i-was-canceled-by-harvard/
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Found this online article discussing the latest...

Found this online article discussing the latest act of Neo-Puritan's in Australia:




...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th July 2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 42,122
Posted By Graham2001
Related to the Tavistock decision, Allison...

Related to the Tavistock decision, Allison Bailey, a lesbian critical of 'self-identification' and one of the LGA Alliance, a group that believes that 'Trans Ideology' is inimical to Gays and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th July 2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
An article from The Foundation for Individual...

An article from The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression on just why 'Cancel Culture' or as I prefer to call it 'Censorship Culture' is not a good thing, the incipit quoted comes from the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th July 2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Calls to rename the James Webb Space Telescope...

Calls to rename the James Webb Space Telescope because...





https://www.intomore.com/other/homophobic-telescope-reveals-first-hi-res-images-deep-space/
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 10:37 PM
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Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
An article from The Foundation for Individual...

An article from The Foundation for Individual Rights & Expression on the history behind 'Parental Advisory' labels on music. There are definite parallels with the censorship of comic books in the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,867
Posted By Graham2001
You see that happening in the comments section to...

You see that happening in the comments section to the blog entry I posted, the '...rose tatoos are "...a common antifa tattoo ..."...' guy is responded to by the person who wrote the blog entry and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 42,122
Posted By Graham2001
No idea, but it's one of my major issues with...

No idea, but it's one of my major issues with 'social justice' in general, the assumption that people/organizations have to constantly and publically state they are a 'good person' (Hence for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 42,122
Posted By Graham2001
A couple of related articles on Spiked, the first...

A couple of related articles on Spiked, the first covers the Maya Forstater verdict:





https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/07/06/maya-forstater-has-won-a-victory-for-reality/


The second...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,867
Posted By Graham2001
Conspiracy types are taking a different tack of...

Conspiracy types are taking a different tack of course. One comment to the blog post linked below, whose creator tries to argue the shooter was apolitical, states that the rose tatoos are "...a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th July 2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 42,122
Posted By Graham2001
It's not a formal alliance, but when you have...

It's not a formal alliance, but when you have powerful groups at both ends of society that believe women should '...sit down, shut up and do what they're told...', the effect is the same as a formal...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 07:36 PM
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Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
From a site called 'Palo Alto Online' an account...

From a site called 'Palo Alto Online' an account from June 2022 of what happened when someone noticed tiles dating from 1913 depicting a lotus & two other Buddhist symbols at a camp for children...
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 42,122
Posted By Graham2001
This is also the central complaint of this...

This is also the central complaint of this opinion piece in the New York Times, Women as a category seem to have been caught in the pincers of an unholy alliance between the extremes at both ends of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 144,662
Posted By Graham2001
I found this article on the Libertarian website...

I found this article on the Libertarian website 'Reason'. As the article writer points out what's described is:





Here is what they are covering:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd July 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Because it perfectly illustrates the dynamics of...

Because it perfectly illustrates the dynamics of the online mobs that drive so much of what is called 'cancel culture'.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th June 2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 42,122
Posted By Graham2001
From the same website as Rolfe posted the account...

From the same website as Rolfe posted the account of the situation the woman suffering domestic violence found in a 'trans-friendly' shelter, here is an account of the latest attempt to be 'gender...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Found this article which is describing online...

Found this article which is describing online bullying but the person who wrote it called it 'Canceling'




...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,867
Posted By Graham2001
This reminds me of an episode (No. 176) of the...

This reminds me of an episode (No. 176) of the 'Squaring the Strange' podcast I listened to recently. They also cover mass shootings and the take-away was that the idea that 'all mass shooters are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 42,122
Posted By Graham2001
I found this article by a Transgendered writer on...

I found this article by a Transgendered writer on Glen Lourie's substack, she's describing her own experience, but right at the start makes a clear point, she's all in favour of transition around the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th June 2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 42,122
Posted By Graham2001
Over in Norway a feminist is being questioned by...

Over in Norway a feminist is being questioned by the authorities for denying that biological males can be Lesbians (with Penises)




...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th June 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Simple, the article discusses the problems with a...

Simple, the article discusses the problems with a situation where a book can be pulled from publication based on criticism from people who've not read the book, but inflamatory statements made by...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th June 2022, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
And from the New York Times: ...

And from the New York Times:





https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/12/opinion/sandra-newman-men.html
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
In regards 'Process Due'. 1. The Survivor...

In regards 'Process Due'.


1. The Survivor makes their statement.


2. The Perp is arrested.


3. The Perp is taken to the tribunal and advised of his punishment.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th June 2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Remember when Twitter blocked Trump the mantra...

Remember when Twitter blocked Trump the mantra was 'Corporations are not bound by the US Constitution' and therefore don't have to abide by it, which the Woke thought was a good thing. Then when Musk...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th June 2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Not strictly 'Cancel Culture' but an interesting...

Not strictly 'Cancel Culture' but an interesting dynamic. To summarize, Dave Weigel a reporter at the Washington Post, retweeted a poor taste joke and was censured, suspended, apologised, etc.

...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th June 2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
That the tools of the censor once established can...

That the tools of the censor once established can be used by anyone. The target in this case is 'Woke', the prosecutors are not.



And, they have been subjected to the kind of 'Process Due' the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
FIREs update on the case where a Professor was...

FIREs update on the case where a Professor was being 'investigated' for use of 'triggering' material.


Result, the only two people could be bothered to join the 'investigative committe', could...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 05:38 AM
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Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
From the NY Intelligencer... ...

From the NY Intelligencer...





https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/06/georgetown-free-speech-ilya-shapiro-law-affirmative-action-lesser-black-woman.html
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Unlike SuburbanTurkey, I actually read the...

Unlike SuburbanTurkey, I actually read the article they linked to in such a gloating manner (I suspect they read nothing more than the url.). The key paragraph is the second last.




...
Forum: Education 2nd June 2022, 06:09 AM
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Views: 2,427
Posted By Graham2001
One of the right wing blogs I monitor to see just...

One of the right wing blogs I monitor to see just what they are saying is having a field day with this story.


You should check out the comments in this posting. Normally I'd provide an incipit...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
While many people call it 'Cancel Culture', the...

While many people call it 'Cancel Culture', the realitity is that it's more 'Censorship Culture', courtesy of the Spiked, a website that's just like a broken clock, here's an account of what's going...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,718
Posted By Graham2001
An interesting piece from of all places the New...

An interesting piece from of all places the New York Times, a newspaper that of late has been obsessed with telling people what to think, or else...


This time they seem to be asking the reader...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Follow up to the previous posting. Here is the...

Follow up to the previous posting. Here is the twitter feed of Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey's partner. It makes for harrowing reading.


https://twitter.com/LarryDixonTGK
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Add SFWA Grand Master Mercedes Lackey to the...

Add SFWA Grand Master Mercedes Lackey to the list...


Note, this is clearly a right wing SF review site, but when it's stuff like this:





https://upstreamreviews.com/?p=4096
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th May 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,718
Posted By Graham2001
Agreed, they've accepted this idea: ...

Agreed, they've accepted this idea:






Unidentified Canadian Student, C. 2012
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,718
Posted By Graham2001
Jerry Coyne covering a case in California where...

Jerry Coyne covering a case in California where the ACLU is arguing that there is no physical differences between males and females...


The article also covers 'spin' in a quite effective way.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th May 2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
A case reported by the Foundation for Individual...

A case reported by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Eduction where from my reading the censoring group is politically right, but are using all the 'trendy words' derived from 'Woke Culture'.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th April 2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,718
Posted By Graham2001
Interesting review, but Spiked is a source I use...

Interesting review, but Spiked is a source I use with a warning. If you look back through the reviewers post history on Spiked you find a lot of rant's about mask mandates and other anti-public...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd April 2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Graham2001
Affinity Grouping (aka Neo-Segretationism)

A little article from TheFire.org discussing how the practice of 'Affinity Grouping' beloved by the Social Justice crowd may fall afoul of anti-discrimination legislation passed during the Civil...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th April 2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,718
Posted By Graham2001
Another commentary, this time from somone who is...

Another commentary, this time from somone who is Gay...





https://www.americanpurpose.com/articles/walking-the-transgender-movement-away-from-the-extremists/
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th April 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 98,718
Posted By Graham2001
An opinion piece in the Washington Post which...

An opinion piece in the Washington Post which gives one trans-gendered individual's thoughts on their decision to undergo gender re-assignment surgery in the 1990s and the complicated personal issues...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th March 2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Also popping up is an article on the website of...

Also popping up is an article on the website of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education covering the 'Yale Event' which has been called 'Cancel Culture' in some places, 'Free Speach' in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th March 2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
This case being covered in the New York Times has...

This case being covered in the New York Times has the same dynamic as the case I mentioned in Post 1657 (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13764971&postcount=1657)....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th March 2022, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
This is an interesting case more for the dynamic...

This is an interesting case more for the dynamic on display. It's a classic social media pile on based on what someone 'thinks' is true, rather than what is actually true.


In this case a 'White'...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th March 2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
From the same NYT article that JK is dissing,...

From the same NYT article that JK is dissing, here is the key paragraph.





E.g the Government cannot send out agents to arrest you for saying the wrong thing, as they are doing in Russia at...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th March 2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Getting back to more traditional 'censorship...

Getting back to more traditional 'censorship culture' a university in Texas is being sued by three 'left-of-centre' teachers because they disagree with comments the university made about mask wearing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th March 2022, 02:23 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 14,793
Posted By Graham2001
I still remember opposing people claiming that...

I still remember opposing people claiming that 'they' where 'they' were imaginary pro-fat activists who were claimed to be stating that being 'grossly overweight was a progressive political...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th March 2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
An opinion piece in the New York Times (of all...

An opinion piece in the New York Times (of all places.) on the culture of fear that exists in US Universities.





https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/07/opinion/campus-speech-cancel-culture.html
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th February 2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
ABC/7 News editorial on the NYT's ad that seems...

ABC/7 News editorial on the NYT's ad that seems to be implying that some of their readership would prefer the next reprint of the 'Harry Potter' series state they were written by 'Anon.'




...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th February 2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 101,609
Posted By Graham2001
Author Kate Clanchy discussing her experience...

Author Kate Clanchy discussing her experience with 'Sensitivity Readers' (aka Censorship Officers...)


The excerpt is the most telling point of all:




...
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