Presentation Title

Cancelling Controversy: The Symptoms of Political Perfection

Presenter Information

Elizabeth GillespieFollow

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Integrated Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Presentation Types

Oral Presentation

Keywords:

cancel culture, actor-observer asymmetry, political correctness

Abstract

This presentation seeks to examine what cancel culture encompasses, its implications, and its reason for development. It assesses the positives and negatives of cancel culture in addition to the reasons it should and should not continue. It addresses the way cancel culture is used to forward personal agendas both politically and otherwise, however, that is not its focus. Its focus is to argue the chosen stance and to address the opposing arguments. The presentation gives an in-depth rebuttal explaining why many of the opposing arguments are both irrelevant and inaccurate. A scientific behavioral analysis is considered in the argument against cancel culture. The presentation holds that cancel culture should not be an acceptable means of censorship. In addition, it holds that thousands of unelected “officials” should not be given the power to silence the voices of individuals with beliefs in opposition to their own.

Human Subjects

no

IRB Approval

no

Faculty Mentor Name

Deborah Davis

Faculty Mentor Title

Adjunct Faculty

Faculty Mentor Academic Department

English and Humanities

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Cancelling Controversy: The Symptoms of Political Perfection

This presentation seeks to examine what cancel culture encompasses, its implications, and its reason for development. It assesses the positives and negatives of cancel culture in addition to the reasons it should and should not continue. It addresses the way cancel culture is used to forward personal agendas both politically and otherwise, however, that is not its focus. Its focus is to argue the chosen stance and to address the opposing arguments. The presentation gives an in-depth rebuttal explaining why many of the opposing arguments are both irrelevant and inaccurate. A scientific behavioral analysis is considered in the argument against cancel culture. The presentation holds that cancel culture should not be an acceptable means of censorship. In addition, it holds that thousands of unelected “officials” should not be given the power to silence the voices of individuals with beliefs in opposition to their own.