Julie Bindel argues in a Guardian video why we can’t ban everything that offends you or we are left with such strong censorship that we won’t achieve anything constructive in Britain. She refers to historical movements like civil rights and feminism which if they’d been curtailed and banned for offending people would not have made such progress.
Knowing a variety of arguments for freedom of speech and being able to talk about and do things which offend some people in society, is hugely important for Unit 1 of the Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies. There might be questions in each section about whether the media should be allowed to criticise religious beliefs and practises. So why not branch out from the old arguments that religion is out-of-date, we live in a multicultural society, debate allows us to think about the options, and since issues affect us all we should be able to hear about the arguments, and pick up some new ones from this video. It’s only 1 minute and 46 seconds long!