What freedom of speech is not.

Seeing how my first post was in strong support of freedom of speech for everyone, even an obnoxious racist misandrist, it is only natural that I follow up by criticising freedom of speech. Nah, it’s not as bad as it sounds. Gather around and listen. I’m not really renouncing freedom of speech, just one particularly ridiculous use of free speech argument.

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I support Bahar Mustafa, kinda-sorta.

This is the first post on my blog. A very similar article first appeared on AVFM. The original article was submitted on October 07, 2015 and published on December 1st, making some statements outdated at publication time. With the benefit of hindsight and commentary from AVFM readers, this is the updated article.

So, the lovely lady that miraculously still serves[i] as welfare,  and diversity officer at Goldsmiths, University of London was charged for her alleged hate speech in #killallwhitemen hashtag. To be more specific, charges of sending a threatening letter or communication or sending by public communication network an offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message. Some news sources also incorrectly reported that she was arrested, when, in fact, she was issued a summons. Someone who is familiar with the domestic violence meat grinder could be forgiven for not knowing that charges don’t always equal arrest.

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