The End of Free Speech

The best analysis of the concept of free speech -- one that gets past all the superficialities people keep spouting ad nauseum in their...

“Sexist” Phrases That Have Been Banned

Students and staff face disciplinary consequences if they use terms like "mankind," "forefathers," "layman," etc. Regardless of what this UK university has instituted as official...

Milo’s Hypocrisy on Free Speech

Milo has been absolutely fantastic for destroying the widely held belief that free speech is a coherent idea that anyone should take seriously. The...

“Free Press” in the US? Not Really

Western regimes like to criticize other nations for obstructing a free press. But the US has always led the world in cracking down on...

No One Wants Bitter Medicine in the Muslim Community

If you're going to say "politically inconvenient" things and go against the "mainstream," prepare to get blasted, blackballed, denounced, dismissed, reprimanded, and more. Certain...

You Don’t Need a Voice

People are so concerned about "having a voice" that they haven't stopped to consider whether that voice is contributing something good and to the...

Keeping You Misinformed is Their Job

Mainstream media aims to be as relevant as possible to as many people as possible for the simple reason that more viewers mean more...

The Right Kind of Free Speech in Islam

I have often critiqued the notion of free speech in my writing and defended the notion that some speech should be restricted and that,...

When Insisting on “Civility” is Oppressive

Was Ibrahim civil in debating his people? Civility in dialogue is very important. As many scholars point out, there is often a lack of basic...

Who Can Speak About Feminism?

"You can't speak about feminism unless you're a woman." "You can't write about transgenderism unless you're transgendered." "You can't opine on homosexuality unless you're...

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