Another meander from Vox Day. I know, I know, the title says it is about free speech, but call me conventional, I like to see at least a thesis paragraph that ties the two (very thought-provoking) sections together.
First up is the inevitably humorless way in which PC liberals of the female and metrosexual persuasion approach satire. Feminists like to flirt with nihilism, but only as long as societal entropy doesn't engulf their pet concerns. Put another way, it's all very funny until someone makes a joke about rape.
Second is the hypocrisy of Google (once again) in censoring (yes, it is censorship) material that is (potentially) offensive to Muslims while giving the material (potentially) offensive to Christians a pass. No one should be surprised at this. Google's management has a history of kowtowing to leftward political correctness. And I beg to differ with Vox's assertion that "this is not censorship." There is no etymological or conceptual requirement for government involvement in the act of censoring. Google is a provider of information. Any act by any entity to prevent access to information in the interests of a particular agenda is censorship. But don't start dialing your Congressman's office just yet. Google is (for now) still a private corporation and not (yet) a propaganda arm of the government.