The VPL should remove it's 'safer space' stickers to more accurately reflect reality

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Jodi Jackman
3 years ago
BIGOTRY SUCKS

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dave shortt
3 years ago
The VPL has no right to claim it is a safe space when it invites hate through its doors.

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Katie Karjala
3 years ago
Hate speech is not free speech.

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Ila Ieraci
3 years ago
I am a feminist and support inclusivity for all. It is embarrassing to me that such narrow minded thinking still exists in our society, this is not how I envision my province and country. Hate speech against any vulnerable group is unconscionable and must not be allowed to continue unchallenged. We must do the right thing and that is to stamp out hate speech at every turn.

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Bennett Smith
3 years ago
I am a trans person

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Gord Brougham
3 years ago
I believe in this.

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Jean Brougham
3 years ago
Because it's the right thing to do.

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Sonja Sandberg
3 years ago
The VPL needs to be held accountable for choosing to be a platform for bigotry against trans people. This is not "free speech," this is promotion of violence and hate. The VPL includes in their rental agreements the right to cancel any event, they absolutely Could cancel this, but they are Choosing to give Meghan Murphy a platform and saying they don't support her while ACTIVELY SUPPORTING her his disgusting.

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Jillian Sturm
3 years ago
Hate speech isn't free speech. They wouldn't give racists a platform to erase and dehumanise any other minority

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Catherine Bellamy
3 years ago
Being a librarian comes with the responsibility of acknowledging that every community doesn’t have an equal playing field when it comes to freedom of speech and ideas. VPL has said that Meghan Murphy’s rhetoric is not hate speech, but it is. The Trans community should not have to debate their right to exist; they should not have to be expected to protect Meghan Murphy’s right to say whatever she wants then have to deal with the consequences of her rhetoric, which includes violence and exclusion. Libraries are not neutral spaces; we have to choose sides, because if we don’t, we choose the side of the oppressor.

Signed,
A public librarian