Society/Culture Has cancel culture gone too far?

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Rightly so.

I'm quite happy for the Taliban to be "cancelled".
Tough one. Ultimately the right decision but the test series was arranged before the most recent Taliban takeover. Going to really hurt Afghan cricket if they are excluded from competition going forward.

I am curious where the moral line in the sand is drawn for national sports teams. It's clearly a long way from a Taliban bad, everyone else good binary. Are we going to sanction China or Saudi Arabia? Wouldn't have thought so.
 

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Tough one. Ultimately the right decision but the test series was arranged before the most recent Taliban takeover. Going to really hurt Afghan cricket if they are excluded from competition going forward.

I am curious where the moral line in the sand is drawn for national sports teams. It's clearly a long way from a Taliban bad, everyone else good binary. Are we going to sanction China or Saudi Arabia? Wouldn't have thought so.
Would be a lot more gold medals up for grabs at the Oh lympics that's for sure. China is smashing it lately.
 

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Tough one. Ultimately the right decision but the test series was arranged before the most recent Taliban takeover. Going to really hurt Afghan cricket if they are excluded from competition going forward.

I am curious where the moral line in the sand is drawn for national sports teams. It's clearly a long way from a Taliban bad, everyone else good binary. Are we going to sanction China or Saudi Arabia? Wouldn't have thought so.
Afghanistan fails a simple test by not letting women play. Sport is equipped to respond to that failure.
 
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Socceroos are playing Saudi Arabia soon in a WC qualifier. Are we equipped to respond?
To what?

My understanding is that Saudi Arabia are moving slowly towards a women's football team and more women's sport in general. I would have no problem pressuring them further but they do appear to be slowly reforming in that regard.
 
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That's not the issue.

I'm not saying we should only play sport against liberal democracies.
Nor am I.

That's an interesting question. Where do you draw the line?

Disqualifying ourselves from the WC would be a big statement.
This is the point I was getting at.

Afghanistan's cricket team are low hanging fruit in the 'making a stand' game.

The Saudis don't have a national women's soccer team and the govt sure as hell doesn't support women's participation. Is that sufficient reason to boycott playing them in soccer? China puts their own citizens in concentration camps and the global sporting community allows them to host Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
 

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Nor am I.



This is the point I was getting at.

Afghanistan's cricket team are low hanging fruit in the 'making a stand' game.

The Saudis don't have a national women's soccer team and the govt sure as hell doesn't support women's participation. Is that sufficient reason to boycott playing them in soccer? China puts their own citizens in concentration camps and the global sporting community allows them to host Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
You always take the low hanging fruit. The decision to cancel the test was absolutely the right thing to do.

As for Australia boycotting Chinese or Saudi Arabian sport, it won't move the dial. It would be shooting ourselves in the foot for nothing.
 

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Sporting sanctions made the South Africans more balanced people. When I first went there in 92 the whites had massive chips on both shoulders about them.
 

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Should be removed from the non fiction section at least, yes.
The way I see it you have Dark Emu AND you have Farmers and Hunters and then allow kids to debate the merits of the evidence put forth. Pascoe to his credit has welcomed criticism of his work. This is how research pushes along knowledge and how we help develop critical thinking.
 

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The way I see it you have Dark Emu AND you have Farmers and Hunters and then allow kids to debate the merits of the evidence put forth. Pascoe to his credit has welcomed criticism of his work. This is how research pushes along knowledge and how we help develop critical thinking.
Can you have Mein Kampf? Or Dr Seuss?
 

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