What is this cancel culture? Is that something like delete culture, because it certainly sounds like it? It is a way of boycotting or withdrawing support from a public person or company for being anything from just objectionable to seriously wrong.
What makes it controversial is that the idea gets all wrapped up in free speech and censorship, particularly among those who fear women being empowered. Taken to its extreme, cancel culture can become shunning. You know, what primitive cultures do to punish a person until they die. But unacceptable norms, ingrown ideas should go to the great beyond and make way for a fresher, more-alive change.
As Hillary Clinton is oh-too-well aware, the glass ceiling is something extremely harmful to women. Fortunately, they have been able to turn that power around into their own superpower for themselves and to right wrongs. She tweets:
‘The party of “Freedom Fries” would like you to know that “cancel culture” is a very serious problem.’
Clinton was poking fun at France’s leaders who are genuinely afraid that outspoken ideas will tear their country apart. The New York Times wrote that French leaders fear American social ideas:
‘[About] race, gender, and post-colonialism are a threat to French identity and the French republic.”
Take the Black Lives Matter movement, which inspired Parisians to demonstrate against “racism and police brutality in Paris last year.” The Times wrote:
‘The threat [in France] is said to be existential. It fuels secessionism. Gnaws at national unity. Abets Islamism. Attacks France’s intellectual and cultural heritage.’
Really? That is a lot of power, Guys. President Emmanuel Macron explained:
‘The threat? Certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States.’
It appears that the French like their women passive:
‘French politicians, high-profile intellectuals, and journalists are warning that progressive American ideas — specifically on race, gender, post-colonialism — are undermining their society.’
Twitter world went wild in this month dedicated to women. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below:
You’re the best. I love your sense of humor. pic.twitter.com/rXz5vgvZzN
— Ginger🌈🏳️🌈Black Lives Matter, Wear A Mask (@DrRodhamClinton) March 4, 2021
The Mueller Report Adventures: In Bite-Sizes on this Facebook page. These quick, two-minute reads interpret the report in normal English for busy people. Mueller Bite-Sizes uncovers what is essentially a compelling spy mystery. Interestingly enough, Mueller Bite-Sizes can be read in any order.