Brendan O'Neill is editor of spiked in London.
In Europe and in Pakistan, Two Women Are Condemned for Insulting Muhammad
Anti-hate speech laws have gone too far.
Anti-hate speech laws have gone too far.
The nation that gave the world John Milton and his cry for the "liberty to utter" is now at the forefront of shutting speech down.
Indulge in the bloodsport, entrench the new cult of sexual assault accusation she helped create
The cultural appropriation hysteria reaches a fever pitch.
The thin line between reason and delirium.
Trump haters rush to buy the famous dystopian novel.
Frederick Douglass was an ardent defender of free speech, a principle dismissed by Berkeley protesters and rioters and their apologists.
Safe spaces for me, but not for thee.
Hate crime is thought crime.
The one good thing about Trump's win? It shows a willingness among Americans to blaspheme against saints and reject the religion of hollow progressiveness.
Reptiles, insects, shit flowing from the busted sewer of bad ideas-this is how the media elite views the minds and actions of Brexit voters.
The strangling of free, open commentary on Islam in Europe has had an impact that is as predictable as it is dire.
The ideals of freedom and autonomy must be put back at the heart of the pro-choice agenda. Let's start by defending the right of the pro-life side to say whatever it wants.
Smut critics give ammunition to attackers who blame porn for their actions.
Could this be the start of an uprising?
The students of today aren't super-coddled, they're just following the logic of censorship that earlier liberals either helped to set in motion or shrugged their shoulders at.
To those of us who have a genuine commitment to freedom of speech, it's not only nice stuff that should be publishable.
The worst thing about college speech codes is how they incite hyper racial consciousness.
The attempt to airbrush historical stuff from the present is the height of authoritarianism.
Her "Bitch Better Have My Money" video is a slick, seven-minute slice of all of Rihanna's glorious pop toxicity-and that's "problematic."
The pontiff adopts the gospel according to Greenpeace
An old guys tells a bad joke and academia descends into a frenzy
Nothing says "freedom" like forcing people to alter the historical record
Want an independent thinker out of your university? Instigate a "passionate emotional reaction" against him.
The moral policing and censure of frats and lads is a scandal.
Pity us Brits-our only choice in today's election is between different shades of paternalism.
The women voting for Hillary because she's a woman are setting feminism back a hundred years.
From the Internet to the press to the public square, Brits' speech is being policed and punished
In the name of children's rights.
The hysteria over "rape culture" is still alive and kicking.
Forget a blue-painted Mel Gibson yelling "freedom!" Now it's all about the mandatory salad bar.
The famous fashion designers are gay but oustpoken critics of gay parents and IVF children.
Branding everything a "phobia" stifles meaningful debate.
To grant the state the authority to police hatred is to open the door to the policing of thought, conscience, and morality.
They warned us for years, "Don't drink and drive." Now it's, "Don't drink and fuck."
Hate speech laws legitimize violence against those who offend
The troubling lesson of the Rotherham crimes.
Sony is far from the only institution to cave in to demands for self-censorship this year.
The mantra 'I believe' pathologizes skepticism and doesn't help victims.
The country that gave us free expression may be backpedaling.
A new wave of press censorship hits the U.K.
One of the terrifying achievements of the modern cult of therapy has been to churn out a generation of people completely focused on the self and in constant need of validation from others.
There are few issues that are as riddled with outright claptrap as the scare about what smokers' puffing is doing to innocent non-smokers.
If you want to know how unhinged and divorced from reality political correctness has become, look no further than the controversy over sports teams with offensive names.
Once upon a time, students' political leaders kicked against authoritarianism; now they enforce it.
British authorities target bloggers, tweeters, and t-shirt wearers for speech crimes.
Popular feminist yuk-fest is really a class-based etiquette book.
The Falklands debate reveals the (Sean) Penn is mightier than the sword.