Teacher Refused to Lie About Gender – Fired from West Point High School

Dec 9, 2018 by

by Victoria Cobb, Family Foundation: Tonight, after an open hearing lasting more than 5 hours before the West Point School Board, Peter Vlaming was fired from his job. The five member school board, without comment, rubber-stamped the superintendent’s recommendation that he be terminated. What did...

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Dear Twitter, why have you banned me?

Dec 2, 2018 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Dear Twitter, Thanks for your note telling me that I was banned.   I must admit it was a bit of a shock. This is what you told me: We’re writing to let you know that your account features will remain locked or limited for the allotted time due to violations of the...

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Meghan Murphy and the silencing of women

Nov 28, 2018 by

by Ella Whelan, spiked: The unholy alliance of trans activists and social-media censors is a threat to women’s freedom. Twitter, despite its claims to the contrary, has never been a particularly friendly environment for freedom of speech. Over the past few years the social-media platform has...

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Warning: Telling a Lame Joke in an Elevator can Endanger Your Career

Nov 25, 2018 by

by Richard Ned Lebow, Quillette: I am a professor of international political theory at King’s College London and bye-fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. I am a fellow of the British Academy and a member of the International Studies Association (ISA). Several years back the ISA voted me the...

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UK coercion on same-sex marriage spreading Down Under

Nov 23, 2018 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Back when marriage was redefined in the UK in 2014, politicians promised it wouldn’t stop people saying that real marriage is between one man and one woman. Since then C4M has repeatedly spoken out for those who have been targeted for expressing exactly that sincere...

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Is the university a safe space for rational argument?

Nov 14, 2018 by

by Roger Scruton, MercatorNet: Each milieu has its own conventions and traditions, and each must protect its freedoms for its own purposes and with a view to its own particular good. In everyday conversation, it is not as a rule advisable that all aspects of a question be openly discussed, and...

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