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Open Discussion: Online Culture Wars
July 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Since Angela Nagle published her book Kill All Normies: The Online Culture Wars from Tumblr and 4chan to the Alt-Right and Trump (2017), in which Nagle investigates how right-wing internet activists have declared war on so-called “Social Justice Warriors”, things have not calmed down. Instead such attacks are slowly and steadily seeping into the mainstream. New coalitions have since been built between Conservatives, Liberitarians, and classic Liberals – who, under normal circumstances, do not have much in common. Now they do, since they are united in their opposition to “Identity Politics” and “Feminism”. On July 14 it is expected that a discussion among culture war protagonists – Sam Harris, Douglas Murray and Jordon Peterson – titled “Winning the War of Ideas” will fill Dublin’s 3Arena.
In the week before this event, Gender ARC at NUI Galway invites everybody interested to come together for a facilitated open discussion on topics including (but not limited to): discourse paradigms presented in these debates, possible responses from the progressive left, communication problems, self-reflection, campus politics, free speech and its limits, theories and strategies, how to negotiate these terrains as a feminist, and many more.
We look forward to addressing a wide number of issues. Hope to see many of you there.