Cancel culture accompanied by an eye roll is usually an excuse to duck accountability - 2019-11-05

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F94.png Cancel culture accompanied by an eye roll is usually an excuse to duck accountability November 5, 2019, Shree Paradkar, Toronto Star

Recently, author Megan Murphy, banned on Twitter (Twitter! Where even Spencer continues to thrive) found a platform in the Toronto Public Library on Oct. 30. Murphy believes things like it's not "biologically possible" for a male to transition into female, or that men will want to dress like women just to attack them in bathrooms. As if men so inclined await legislation on gender-neutral bathrooms.

We've been here with women's rights and gay rights, but of course we don't learn. I'd no sooner tolerate some "men's rights" type telling me my place than us cis-gender folks — those who identify with the sex assigned to us at birth — telling transgender people what their place is.

Clearly the issue here is about people's rights to exist as they are. However, framing the event around being pro free speech or anti-cancel culture allows the library and its supporters to prioritize ignorance and fear of the other over the experiences of trans people at the receiving end of social ridicule, ostracization and violence.

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{{cite news | first = Shree | last = Paradkar | title = Cancel culture accompanied by an eye roll is usually an excuse to duck accountability | url = https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/11/04/cancel-culture-accompanied-by-an-eye-roll-is-usually-an-excuse-to-duck-accountability.html | work = Toronto Star | date = November 5, 2019 | accessdate = November 7, 2019 }}