RfP: Hate speech laws
Posted on 13:07, January 17th, 2009 by Anita
Recently I’ve read a number of paired essays, one arguing strongly for something and one arguing against it. I really like the form and reckon the arguments are much better than those that have to pretend objectivity. I’m wondering if we can get the same thing going here – two posts on one subject arguing strongly for opposing views.
So, with no more ado, I’m looking for anyone who might be willing to write a brief strongly argued post for or against hate speech laws. It’s a fascinating topic as it involves competing rights, and NZ has (perhaps without thinking too hard about it) legislated against racial hate speech but probably allows hate speech against other groups.
If you’re interested either email us (email@example.com) or post in the comments and we’ll get in touch.
P.S. If you’re keen to do this but run your own blog please get in touch, I’m sure we can figure out cross-posting.
P.P.S. If you don’t run your own blog I can promise you writing a post would be more fun and easier than you think! :)