Tag Archives: freedom of speech

Social norms are part of free speech

This is going to be a bit different from my normal posts, but it’s been bothering me, and I want to write about it, and, you know, it’s my blog, so there.  Trigger warnings for a bunch of discussions about … Continue reading

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Radicalized online

In the wake of the terrible events in Charlottesville, there seem to be a lot of people who are still amazed by such a brazen, public display by white nationalism, and by an act of terrorism by a white nationalist … Continue reading

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Imaginary Islamophobic strawmen: Islamic extremism

Welcome back to conversations with an imaginary Islamophobic strawman, in which I address some of the common underlying assumptions I see arising in how we as Westerns talk about Islam.  I call these strawman arguments because I am essentially claiming … Continue reading

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Please don’t draw the Prophet (pbuh)

So I still haven’t submitted my thesis, but I have received an extension.  And since procrastination and completion are nearly the same thing, I am breaking my hiatus.  Partly because I have more free time now, but mostly because many … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation and You!

So Pamela Geller is continuing her attempt to shoot the moon for hate-mongering, now buying ad space on Chicago’s public buses calling for American support of the Copts over ‘global jihad.’ Personally as a former resident of Chicago and a former … Continue reading

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Privilege and Religion

Okay, making a second pass at this post – I’m still not certain I’ll quite manage to write what I want to write, but hopefully I’ll manage something that at least makes a little sense. There’s a lot of discussion … Continue reading

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