Free speech and hate speech by Susan Grimsdell

Absence of respect It’s interesting that those who clamour for the right to say anything they want are almost always people who want to say cruel hateful things about other people.  They demand the “freedom” to spew out whatever racist, sexist, anti-semitic, anti-gay messages they want, whether in person or on social media.  I’ve never heard anyone shout out for the right to express kind, generous, tolerant, respectful messages.  We should remember how damaging hate speech is, and if anyone doesn’t know how to identify hate speech, the simple test is –… Read More