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FT Article: The New Rules on What You Can Say in the Office

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Singasonga Fri 24-Jul-20 13:41:11

Quite a thoughtful article in today's Financial Times about cancel culture and it's impact on the workplace. Touches on a number of examples of people losing their jobs over views expressed online/from personal accounts, including Gillian Phillip being dropped by her publisher for tweeting support for She Who Cannot Be Named:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/c96647db-65e9-457c-9940-1975ea61979c

(If you google the exact title you can usually read the article.)

Some really measured debate in the comments, too.

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KayakingOnDown Fri 24-Jul-20 13:46:48

I can't read it. Does it do share tokens?

Singasonga Fri 24-Jul-20 14:44:51

Only individual ones. You can usually read an FT article by googling the exact title and then clicking through from there.

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Muttonindistress Fri 24-Jul-20 15:03:44

Blimey, that article is so refreshingly balanced and sensible that I’ve just subscribed - and I’ve never read the FT in my life before.

I can’t see any comments though.

Purpleartichoke Fri 24-Jul-20 15:12:34

I found this line particularly salient

“ To take part in today’s culture war — without forgiveness — is to believe that you will be one who is fired last.”

WhereYouLeftIt Fri 24-Jul-20 15:33:43

"I’ve never read the FT in my life before."
I follow a lot of newspapers on Twitter, so have clicked on a few of their links there. Usually, not the type of story I associate with the FT either! In my head it was just business news; share prices and takeover bids. But, like this story, I've found their journalism balanced and well-researched. It's quite a pleasant surprise to find that there are still proper journalists out there.

RedToothBrush Fri 24-Jul-20 15:37:37

Ft is usually excellent and balanced in its reporting as it has these writers called journalists working for it. One of the few still it seems.

Alienin Fri 24-Jul-20 16:08:53

It was FT that did that expose of the dinner club where waitresses were groped and mistreated. An interesting paper for an alternative read sometimes.

TinselAngel Fri 24-Jul-20 16:12:17

I do t understand why Mermaids are commenting on employment rights. How is that within their remit?

bishopgiggles Fri 24-Jul-20 16:14:50

Good article. It's interesting to compare "controversial" statements over the years.

RedToothBrush Fri 24-Jul-20 16:41:50

Mermaids - the charity for children - advising about adults in employment.

Reminder, this is their charities commission remit:
MERMAIDS OVERARCHING AIM IS TO CREATE A WORLD WHERE GENDER DIVERSE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE CAN BE THEMSELVES AND THRIVE; TO THIS END, OUR GOAL IS TO RELIEVE THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL STRESS OF ALL THOSE AGED 19 YEARS AND UNDER WHO ARE TRANSGENDER, NONBINARY AND GENDER VARIANT, AS WELL AS TO PROMOTE EDUCATION AND AWARENESS.

Sounds like this is stretching it a bit...

Binterested Fri 24-Jul-20 17:47:03

The comments are what you would hope to see. Concerned at cancel culture and amazed at how quickly all this has happened under our noses. McCarthy and Mao are both referenced.

Musto Fri 24-Jul-20 17:54:04

The Saturday print version of the FT used to be a regular weekend delivery for me alongside the Guardian and Observer. I was always amused that the Guardian did the same stupidly expensive fashion features as the FT weekend. It's a good read if you can mentally edit out the crazy rich people bits, but as I noticed regularly the Guardian and Observer weren't much different on food, clothes and property .

highame Fri 24-Jul-20 17:54:46

Used to buy FT Weekend on Saturday and read through the weekend. Best paper around.

Bought it first by accident, thought it was the Sporting Pink

highame Fri 24-Jul-20 17:55:13

Anyone remember that paper, or am I too far back

Phineyj Fri 24-Jul-20 17:56:48

At least the FT calls the stupidly expensive feature section: 'How to spend it'. They're honest!

Musto Fri 24-Jul-20 18:05:00

Yes I would save "how to spend it" for a laugh over the nut jobs flogging 4 thousand quid light fittings, because sure enough Ikea et Al would have a brilliant knock off in the shops two weeks later.

fatblackcatspaw Fri 24-Jul-20 18:08:12

oh the one thing I miss in lockdown is the weekend edition of the FT great arts coverage and also they don't just recycle the same press releases like the other papers. How to Spend It is large and glossy and makes great recycled wrapping paper.

BitOfFun Fri 24-Jul-20 18:08:22

Very well-balanced and thought-out piece. More of this sort of thing!

Musto Fri 24-Jul-20 18:34:06

TinselAngel

I do t understand why Mermaids are commenting on employment rights. How is that within their remit?

Exactly. It's not within their remit.
They haven't patented happy children, nor has parenting become an issue anyone's employer is entitled to appraise a worker on.

fascinated Fri 24-Jul-20 20:36:57

The FT is fabulous, deserve every penny for sub.

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