GLAAD Asks for More Censorship

As an early GLAAD board member in the 80s, I can say there were always two impulses within the organization: to educate the media about the importance of full, fair and inclusive portrayals of gay and lesbian lives, and to protest, boycott or even try to shut down offensive and defamatory representations. When those favoring a hard shift to focusing on identity politics within the organization and advocating the left’s political agenda took over under a “progressive” executive director and her staff, I was pushed out.

Since then, there have been many different executive leaders and the mission has varied depending on whether liberals or progressives were running the show. Currently, it looks like those favoring the silencing of speech they deem “unsafe,” which now primarily means any post questioning the new gender orthodoxy, are in command.

3 Comments for “GLAAD Asks for More Censorship”

  1. posted by Edward TJ Brown on

    Folks on the political left and the political right sometimes love to play the censorship game, especially the extremists on both sides.

    Keep in mind, that the 1st Amendment only applies when the government itself is doing the censoring. Social media, being private, is not the same thing as when the govt does it.

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  2. posted by Edward TJ Brown on

    Also the feminist debate over porn is an old one, much like the debate over what feminist should think about prostitution.

    Its not standard left vs right, its more left-libertarian vs communitarian.

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  3. posted by Kosh III on

    ” free speech “has come under heavy fire from left-leaning individuals and groups … many of whom have advanced the argument that words can be a form of violence itself.”

    Of course words can be violence. remember when Trump told his cultists at a rally to “knock the crap out of” heckers?

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