‘Free speech advocates’ rally to support Lindsay Shepherd



Duelling Trannies!

Alex McEwin self identifies as a transgender man. He said he came out to support Shepherd because he didn’t agree with how she was treated and the subsequent Rainbow Centre’s public statement on the issue of identity and language.

“As an individual, I personally disagree and I feel they don’t speak for all queer and trans people in university settings,” McEwin said.

…Across the street, a crowd of counter-protestors also rallied.

Toby Finlay, who prefers to be referred to as ‘them’ and ‘they’ in pronouns, said they were silently demonstrating to draw attention to the “trans-phobia that’s at the centre of this issue.”

“We aren’t diametrically opposed to freedom of speech,” Finlay said.

“But most people would agree there are limitations on when that freedom of speech ends and when that becomes hate speech.”

h/t MW

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  • joan flaherty

    Pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them’ sound as if one is addressing multiple personality disorder

    • It is a silly affectation.

      • moraywatson

        But who is ‘we’? Is ‘we’, ‘them’ referring to ‘themself’, instead of calling ‘them’ ‘I’? Or when ‘they’ refers to ‘we’ does ‘they’ mean a group of others. What does ‘they’ really mean. And why is ‘they’ so eager to prove that Jordan Peterson is right to refuse to go down this rabbit hole?

    • Exactly.

      God invented English grammar for a reason.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Replace “hate speech” with “words I disagree with” and see how the sentence flows.

    “But most people would agree there are limitations on when that freedom of speech ends and when that [it] becomes words I disagree with.”

    • Tooth&Claw

      Let’s be clear. Hate is an emotion. Speech outlining that emotion is not hate speech. The words they are looking for is incitement to violence and that is also not hate speech.

  • Hate speech can be anything.

    For the refreshing honesty of it, why not just call it words that they do not like?

  • Shebel

    I am never going to think of a banjo in the same way—
    Ever again.

    https://youtu.be/myhnAZFR1po

  • Shebel

    You do Have to admit that the guy on the Banjo looks like a typical Liberal politician .
    The guy dancing is a typical Liberal voter.