Offence

Pretty Shy for a White Guy

Ian Watson | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

It gets trickier when you're offended by racism aimed at others, especially those who aren't there. Bigots will gladly spew all manner of idiocy when they feel safe that there aren't any of their victims around to hear them.

Freedom of Speech: The Right NOT to Say Whatever You Like

David Mooney | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
David Mooney

You aren't being censored. The times when freedom of speech is restricted are remarkably rare and they exist for the greater good, rather than to stop you insulting whoever you like. It's probably correct that the police get involved when someone tries to post bacon through the door of a mosque, even if they claim to be exercising their right to freedom of expression.

Free Speech and Offence - Seeking the Invisible Line

Peter Bradley | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Bradley

The debate about the balance between the freedom to express opinions and the rights of those offended by them is by no means a new one. But though it's intensified since the attacks in Paris, it's doubtful that we're any closer to knowing whether and where the line can be drawn.

Self-Pleasuring Cyclist Banned From Shopping Mall

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

A 24-year-old cyclist has been banned from a Leeds shopping centre after riding his bike one-handed through the mall, masturbating. Vlasdimil Kepr ...

Sitting on the Offence

Bennett Arron | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I'm often asked if it's okay for a black/Jewish/Muslim comedian to make jokes about their race/religion or for a woman to talk about how bad her boyfriend is in bed bearing in mind that when men speak in a derogatory fashion about their wives or girlfriends it's considered sexist... The question is, have we become too sensitive? Are we already looking for offence when it doesn't actually exist?

Is Sacha Baron-Cohen Obsessed by Islam? And Why?

Tanjil Rashid | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tanjil Rashid

Ironically, it is the critics of Sacha Baron Cohen who are blackening the reputations of those they seek to defend; when the overwhelming majority of Arab and Muslim countries banned Borat and The Dictator, they were playing to the racist notion that these grotesques were representative.