Reactions to the Dilbert cartoonist's racist expressions show that the debate is over the norms, not the process of shunning offensive speech
All due superlatives. So refreshing to see reasoned nuance in the public sphere in 2023. Earned a paid subscription. Another nit: I assume you meant to refer to Justine Sacco rather than "Justice Sacco".
Excellent article, hope will be read widely!
Nit: In "(as I showed here and here)", both "here" flinks seems to point to same page..
I appreciate this. Too often, I reduce the cancel culture debate down to Hello-I-want-to-say-and-write-controversial-things-whilst-still-being-popular-and-getting-paid-heaps-of-money. For me, it was less about punishing the boundary-pushers and more about rewarding the producers I liked. It isn't as if JK Rowling or Jonathan Chait shouldn't have thoughts on trans issues. It's just that I won't pay them for their thoughts. I'd rather buy Eddie Izzard's or Parker Malloy's content...if that makes any sense.