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Been a selective approach as to what's acknowledged as a real threat in the online world that's for sure. That former BBC radio DJ for five years for what looks to be mostly online based harassment (I could not find the full details of the case). A woman gets repeatedly threatened with rape online and it's just not taken as seriously.

Really quite bizarre how that TiM isn't taken side and quietly put in sick leave. Real world bureaucracy based on internet and pomo bollocks is also a factor.

With the school board, I almost wonder if it's not that they're true believers that this is somehow fine, but that they're terrified that they can't do that legally in Canada anymore and will be punished severely if they do. And that might even be accurate. Would Canadian laws at this juncture actually back this man over a school removing him from his position over this?

Laws, probably not, and whether what law exists would hold up against a challenge is very questionable. (A lot of recent cases have shown that actual law, vs policy and interpretation, is less extreme than Baby Trudeau would like, lol.) But the fear of being the one to drag your school district into a messy and public legal nightmare - no matter the outcome - is very powerful, as is social pressure to be "kind." Also, there are exceptions, but the EdD types who run a lot of public education are some of the least rigorous thinkers I've met with graduate degrees.

[–] furyosa no, thank you 4 points

but that they're terrified that they can't do that legally in Canada anymore and will be punished severely if they do

Yes, I've gotten the feeling that they're hostages in this whole drama where they'll be damned if they do and damned if they don't. I wish they would have a backbone and stand up for the kids but I don't envy their position.

You're into the point I sort of made about how the original ideology was a critique of bureaucratic rationality. Combine their critique with a bureaucracy and a totally new form of madness ensues.