Cancel culture has exploded due to social media’s amplifying powers, society’s deep divisions and difficulties redressing longstanding inequities.
The public is much less extreme in its views than you’d suspect
Excommunicating a church member, like ‘canceling’ someone on social media, serves to cleanse the body politic of behavior deemed damaging, suggests a scholar of political theology.
Philosopher Peter Singer has helped launch a new, pseudonymous journal for the discussion of unpopular views. Will this be a boon for free inquiry, or a way for researchers to shirk responsibility?
A peace studies expert explains a technique for resolving conflict that she says is more effective and less divisive than public shaming.
Media coverage of the recent Dr. Seuss controversy are rooted in both a lack of awareness of the challenges and realities of maintaining collections and a false understanding of history.
If humans only translate what it is familiar to them, something essential is lost. The art of translation requires the permission to transcend borders and make mistakes.
What to publish on incendiary issues is a complex matter, but journalists needn’t believe that not publishing, when there is a good reason, violates and inviolable right.
A collapse in political legitimacy means people think the normal rules don’t apply anymore, making the world a more difficult and even dangerous place for all of us.
A new book by participants in the controversial ‘Grievance Studies’ hoax critiques the rise of an ideology they call Social Justice Theory. But the authors overstate their case.
Bringing change to universities needs to focus on systems, not people. Although online shaming is effective at removing people from their positions, it doesn’t change systems.
We are being told we must choose between free speech or bullying. These aren’t the real options.
Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines.
Yes, it is important to censure harmful and offensive speech. But there are ethical costs to widening the scope of our moral outrage to viewpoints that merely differ from our own.
In a world where everyone is cancelled, is it time to start creating a context culture instead?
Calling out comments about racial diversity in the arts – like those by Josh Thomas this week – should be just the beginning of a deeper conversation about racial justice and representation.
It’s not a case of being afraid of different ideas, more that some people want everyone to think as they do.
Algorithmic forces fuel cancel culture. Paradoxically, they’re also used to rehabilitate those who have been canceled.
To cancel or not to cancel? As the debate inevitably rages on, here are two extra perspectives to help add some nuance to the debate
There is a negative feel to many of the shortlisted contenders for The Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year.