‘Cancel Culture’ Is How the Powerful Play Victim

A letter published in ‘Harper’s’ mistakes critiques of the powerful for the silencing of free speech

J.K. Rowling. Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

An arrested journalist is never referred to as “canceled” nor is a woman who has been frozen out of an industry after complaining about sexual harassment.

Feminist author & columnist. Native NYer, pasta enthusiast.

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