“On the barricades” — s02e46
Maria Cernat continues the discussion with Ben Burgis about his latest book: “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns. A Critique of the Contemporary Left.” They explore questions related to the fact that most online cancellations occur because of issues related to sex, not to the economy. You can go ahead and publicly say you support the economist Milton Friedman, the father of the Chicago Economic School, which was responsible for some of the most dangerous economic experiments in recent history. Maria Cernat even challenges Ben Burgis and the viewers to do so as an experiment. But if someone dares to say online, “I support Butch Angel,” a famous porn star and transman, we can expect a lot of controversy, a cancellation, and online hate.
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Maria Cernat is a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences (FJSC) (2001) and the Faculty of Philosophy (2004) at the University of Bucharest. She obtained an MA from FJSC in 2002 and in 2008 she got her PhD in Philosophy. She is currently a PhD Lecturer in the Department for Communication and Public Relations at Titu Maiorescu University and at the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, SNSPA. Since 2011 she has published articles on Romanian websites for political debates (CriticAtac, Cealaltă Agendă, România Curată, Gazeta de Artă Politică, etc.).