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Glinner's Cancel Culture Talk...has been cancelled

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SunsetBeetch Mon 21-Dec-20 12:36:57

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9074015/amp/Oxford-Unions-planned-talk-cancel-culture-trans-row-writer-Graham-Linehan-AXED.html

hmm

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StellaAndCrow Mon 21-Dec-20 12:38:21

I've never known any subject that can't be spoken about as much as this one can't be spoken about.

MichelleofzeResistance Mon 21-Dec-20 13:29:47

Because if you don't let people talk about it then it isn't happening. smile No one thinks it. No one writes about it. It doesn't get driven underground, with people getting steadily angrier and more determined. It doesn't demonstrate the problem repeatedly to the wider general public. It just makes everything lovely and happy.

It's like toddlers believing if they put their hands over their eyes, people can't see them.

Incidentally I'm watching the Death of Stalin movie: that utter farce of people running around in uniforms trying to control a very confused political narrative by imprisoning and spinning and shooting and imprisoning. It didn't work.

JellySlice Mon 21-Dec-20 13:37:39

...*It didn't work.*

But it harmed many people before it was stopped, and the survivors were affected for the rest of their lives.

JellySlice Mon 21-Dec-20 13:40:34

What a well-balanced article. hmm

ThatIsNotMyUsername Mon 21-Dec-20 19:33:59

Title of this thread says it all really

thinkingaboutLangCleg Mon 21-Dec-20 19:48:30

He was condemned in February by Lord Pickles, UK special envoy on post-Holocaust issues, for 'trivialising' the tragedy after he compared transgender children to concentration camp prisoners subjected to Nazi experiments.

Far from trivialising the Holocaust, he’s enraged by medical experimentation on children.

DieHardIsAXmasMovie Mon 21-Dec-20 20:11:28

Disappointing

I expect better of Oxford

EdgeOfACoin Tue 22-Dec-20 09:41:27

Far from trivialising the Holocaust, he’s enraged by medical experimentation on children.

Something the High Court was also concerned about.

ChattyLion Tue 22-Dec-20 11:02:17

Oxford Union's planned talk on 'cancel culture' by trans row writer Graham Linehan is AXED after complaints it would cause controversy is the Daily Mail headline.

You couldn’t bloody make it up.

Lisz Tue 22-Dec-20 12:17:42

I tell you something; the 365 people who were watching last week's The Stae We're In will be absolutely livid.

Three. Six. Five.

Lisz Tue 22-Dec-20 12:18:04

..or whatever the hell it's called.

SunsetBeetch Tue 22-Dec-20 12:36:25

Lisz

..or whatever the hell it's called.

Maybe if you knew whatever the hell it's called, you would be able to see that it currently has 6.6k views.

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Lisz Tue 22-Dec-20 12:55:10

How you get only 6K people watching Suzanne Moore after the hype she's had is just baffling. Those videos never get beyond an average of a few thousand people, it's like anti-marketing. He makes too much of the stuff; it's spread way too thin, there isn't enough to talk about for that many blog updates, rants, YouTube posts, etc etc

How anyone can look at his first two FB posts after he'd been banned for a month (Day One: 'Izzard is a bloke', Day Two: 'Izzard is stil a bloke') and not cringe their eyeballs out is beyond me.

SunsetBeetch Tue 22-Dec-20 13:02:28

Why are you following Glinner around various social media platforms if you don't like him? Bit weird.

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Abhannmor Tue 22-Dec-20 18:28:23

Thanks for reminding us that Izzard is a bloke , although he gets blokier by the day frankly.smile

BernardBlackMissesLangCleg Tue 22-Dec-20 18:31:46

why would pointing out that a man is a man make you cringe?

blimey I'm not one to throw the word 'snowflake' around, but does the news that the pope wears a funny hat also make you cringe?

NecessaryScene1 Tue 22-Dec-20 18:39:08

I admit not all Glinner's posts are winners, but there are some gems. Latest one made me laugh:

Seventies footballers do the head tilt

Come on. Stop been so grumpy and jealous that your own YouTube channel has only 4 viewers, and try to see the funny side.

RoyalCorgi Tue 22-Dec-20 18:43:59

I love Glinner's emails - the head tilt one was particularly good, but generally they are a combination of informative and entertaining.

BernardBlackMissesLangCleg Tue 22-Dec-20 18:47:24

"Jon Ronson no longer able to tell if person is male"

but, but that person has long hair. they are tilting their head winsomely. however they have not declared that they are now their true self. too many conflicting signals. I cannot determine their gender identity

<head explodes>

PatsArrow Tue 22-Dec-20 19:08:31

Lisz actually Glinner has been actively trying to get himself thrown off fb. I don't think he's too bothered.

Yes, a bit weird to follow pretty much everything he does to slag him of. Just ignore him and move on.

xxyzz Tue 22-Dec-20 19:57:14

Outrageous to cancel Glinner when they platformed Steve Bannon and Nick Griffin.

So actual fascists - no problem.

Someone supporting women's rights and biological reality - ooh no, too controversial. hmm

EdgeOfACoin Tue 22-Dec-20 20:04:38

It's almost as though the no-platformers know that if they really, truly had to think about this issue and the logical problems that it throws up, they might have to change their minds.

xxyzz Tue 22-Dec-20 20:07:51

Also probably due to the fact that the choice of speakers is chosen by a bunch of 18-year-olds, who are, depressingly, more likely to face social death for admitting to be pro-JKR than pro-Bannon or pro-BMP.

No, me neither.

xxyzz Tue 22-Dec-20 20:42:13

And the irony of the Mail suggesting that Glinner's comments on the Holocaust had 'drawn criticism'.

The Oxford Union previously literally hosted David Irving. <spits>

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