The Abuse of Women is Not Hilarious

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Getting rid of Dapper Laughs and Julien Blanc is not enough if laddism continues to flourish.

Nice Boys and Nice Language

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The words that dare not be uttered.

Tearing Pages Out of Textbooks is Not Censorship?

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Knowledge enlightens and empowers people and is an essential building block of civilization. Censorship prevents knowledge and narrows the mind.

Queer History 101: Pioneers in the U.S. and Europe

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Censorship measures in the 20th century sought to limit the depiction of same-sex relationships. Not everyone went along with the rules.

How Censorship in Education is Failing to Prepare Students for Reality

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Censorship in schools is doing a lot more harm than good. Stephanie Sharlow on why this needs to change.

Why Do We Still Have Banned Books Week?

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Let us revel in the diversity of literature rather than wallow in our own prejudices. The “freedom to read” is something should all celebrate.

It’s Not Okay to Be Afraid of a Word: This Father Will Not #BanBossy

It’s Not Okay to Be Afraid of a Word: This Father Will Not #BanBossy

Dad blogger Joel Gratcyk disagrees with Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” campaign, arguing that censoring a word does nothing to address the inherent problems the word is masking.

PG-13. R. NC-17. Do These Even Matter?

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JJ Vincent wonders about the relevance of the MPAA’s movie rating system. Do you think it matters anymore?

Should Some Stories Come with a Warning Label?

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JJ Vincent thought long and hard before posting
links to these stories. What would you have done?

Guante: A Visit From the PC Police

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Let’s reframe the idea of political correctness to be less about censorship and more about choosing to not use needlessly hurtful language.

Rolling Stone: A Case Against Censorship

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld reflects on the Rolling Stone’s decision to feature the Boston Marathon Bomber.

Facebook Cracks Down on Adult Content, Spares Playboy?

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It is increasingly apparent that Facebook is not even bothering to explain itself, meting out severe punishments to users who honestly have no clue what is or is not acceptable anymore in Facebookland.

Five Films That Changed the Game

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The Seventies were a decade of smashing taboos in filmmaking: in dialogue, depictions of history, and the image of the leading man.

Why a Porn Ban Is Pointless

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Is a proposed pornography ban in Europe properly progressive or merely masturbatory?

The Suicide of Kate Middleton’s Nurse – Should We Bully the Bullies?

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Whether we’re talking about school bullies, Daniel Tosh, or the radio personalities who humiliated a nurse into suicide, the worst thing we can do is lose our own sense of empathy.

Strange Fruit

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Jackie Summers asks us to ignore, for a moment, the fact that threatening the life of a president is treason.

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