Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More speech, not less

In response to the failure of the Auckland City Council to ban the "boobs on bikes" parade, the Auckland Women's Centre is reportedly planning a counter-protest, marching a block ahead of the bikes with a banner saying "Pornography Fuels Sexual Violence Against Women and Children."

No matter what you think of that slogan, this is a far more appropriate response than the Auckland City Council's hamfisted attempt at censorship. As I've said before, on everything from David Irving to hate speech, the response to speech and expression you disagree with should be more speech, not less.