Against homosexual fascism: "Are No-Bullying Zones Constitutional?" - Wendy Kaminer - National - The Atlantic

This is the best thing I've read yet against homosexual fascism:

The new civil rights/anti-bullying advocates have apparently forgotten, if ever they remembered, that freedom of speech, including the freedom to offend, has been essential to their own liberation movements. Women once deeply offended social mores merely by speaking in public. African-Americans surely offended segregationists by demanding equality. And if gay rights activists lacked the right to offend the "family values" crowd, gay pride parades would have been enjoined long ago.

Wendy Kaminer

Wendy Kaminer is an author, lawyer and civil libertarian. She is the author of I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993.


Of course, anti-bullying crusaders will object to this apparent comparison of their "offensive" just and righteous demands for equality with racist, homophobic, sexist, or ethnic slurs directed at vulnerable students. Their objections invite at least three responses: 1) Anti-bullying restrictions reach far beyond such slurs, which may well constitute harassment, when they pose cognizable harms; 2) whatever constitutes offensive or demeaning speech is in the ear of the beholder; and 3) the effort to forge consensus on what constitutes a just or righteous cause depends on the rights of passionate opponents to engage in debate and to give and take offense. I trust I've offended advocates of anti-bullying laws, wish them luck offending me in turn, and promise not to sue.

via Are No-Bullying Zones Constitutional? - Wendy Kaminer - National - The Atlantic.

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