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The Half-scholar Author[edit]

In the Times of India of 15 March, 2015 there is an article on the subject. I spent my valuable time to gain an insight into this scholar. I was disappointed. Let me first say that she uses language which at best is un-scholarly e.g. hindutvavadi. How would she react if someone was to call her a Chritiantvavadi? Next, there is no bar on any scholar to write about Hinduism. Everyone, inside or outside the faith, has full liberty to do that. The difference lies in a scholarly mind and quest and an unscholarly mindset to just denigrate a rich thought tradition and treasure. In Hindu tradition, you can pursue even the worst subject in a purely scholarly manner. Doniger talks of the Kamsutra but not of the Brahmasutra. Last, she is mixing Tantra & Sex and is really lost in imbibing the entirety of an scholarly treasure and reducing it into a book. She would do better if she devotes herself to more academic process before taking to produce a book. She can write any number of books once she is able to understand Hinduism. Besides, there are many other subjects than religion, philosophy etc in the Hindu culture to study. It is all a matter of attitude- how do you approach a subject, like Feminism in modern times. M.L.GUPTA, e-mail:, Address: M.L.Gupta, Flat# 319, RBCACGHS, Plot-3, Sector-10 New Delhi -110075 (INDIA). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:27, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Are you talking about Wendy Doniger? Please provide a link to the article to which you are referring. What does this matter have to do with freedom of speech (which is the subject of this project)? Freedom of the press includes freedom to write articles criticizing a religion for its position on sex and/or gender, even uninformed criticism (if it is such). JRSpriggs (talk) 12:46, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Our main article is under attack[edit]

All of you, please put Freedom of speech on your watchlists. An IP user (using at least two addresses) has been insisting on adding a statement which re-defines free speech as a narrowed concept under which not all speech would be free. So far, no one besides myself has opposed him in the article and only Coolcaesar has supported me on the talk page. JRSpriggs (talk) 10:18, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Help needed with Internet censorship and surveillance by country article[edit]

Some of the main sources summarized in the Internet censorship and surveillance by country article are no longer being updated. A discussion on the article's talk page has been started to develop a plan for how to deal with this on into the future. I would encourage anyone with an interest to join the discussion. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 14:54, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

The true test[edit]

Please see "What’s The True Test of One’s Commitment to Free Speech and Association?" by Walter Williams. JRSpriggs (talk) 04:35, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Also please see this video "Goodbye to the First Amendment" by Pat Condell. JRSpriggs (talk) 00:33, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Freedom of speech articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 18:07, 16 August 2015 (UTC)