Soapbox Sunday: Cancel culture & social media
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Has cancel culture gone too far? Is it necessary for freedom of speech? Should Muslims idlely follow varying Western standards of censorship and expulsion or should we be adopting a more prophetic approach? How can we as Muslims safely safeguard our communities without destroying families and breaking down society?
Cancel culture is the phenomenon of promoting the “canceling” of people, brands and even shows and movies due to what some consider to be offensive or problematic remarks or ideologies — isn’t all that new.
The roots of cancel culture have been present throughout human history. Societies have punished people for behaving outside of perceived social norms for centuries and this is just another variation.
Cancel culture is an extension of or a contemporary evolution of a much bolder set of social processes that we can see in the form of banishment
Harper’s Magazine published an open letter calling to do away with cancel culture altogether, denouncing the movement as “censorious” and “an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty.
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