“Everyone had a piece of me. And when everyone in the world thinks they know who you are, you don’t want to be who you are,” Mary Ann Vecchio said in a recent profile by Patricia McCormick at The Washington Post. Vecchio’s life was permanently altered when, at 14 years old, she …
Last year ended on a dark note for blasphemers. Junaid Hafeez, who spent years in solitary confinement after being arrested for blasphemy in 2013, was …
It’s been a month or so since the last free speech update, so it’s time for another overview of recent free speech news. Social media censorship In jus…
In the aftermath of Samuel Paty’s beheading and a violent attack in Nice leaving three dead, there has been plenty of commentary about who is to blame …
Charlie Hebdo (again) Last month I wrote about Charlie Hebdo’s reprinted cartoons and the cycle of justifying violence against people who blaspheme or …
Charlie Hebdo reprints Muhammad cartoons 2020 has brought a lot of unprecedented developments to us all, but there is one thing that definitely isn’t n…
Ask the average free speech advocate for the solution to offensive speech, and they’ll likely tell you: more speech. And they’re right. (Though, I thin…
The fundamental problem most people have with free expression is pretty simple: It’s usually far easier to defend, and demand public acceptance for, th…
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