The sordid tale of how I was censored by Straight Pride UK


In an excellent example of the Streisand Effect working its sordid magic, a group called Straight Pride UK has forced WordPress.com to pull a story by student journalist Oliver Hotham that featured an interview with the group in regards to heterosexual rights in the U.K.
http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/13/straight-pride-uk-a-heterosexual-rights-group-sics-the-dmca-on-a-journalist/

Oliver Hotham

Straight-Pride

A few weeks ago, when thinking of interesting things I could write for this blog, I remembered a weird organisation that gathered some attention on the internet a month or two ago.

The organisation is called Straight Pride UK. It’s a strange group which believes that the tide of Gay rights has gone too far, and that now heterosexuals have become the oppressed minority. Essentially their philosophy  is spun from the same reactionary cloth as “Men’s Rights activists”  –  the notion that, having essentially run Western society for most its existence, progressive demands that Christian white straight males share some of their total grasp on power is somehow a removal of their rights.

Anyway, I wrote to Straight Pride asking that they answer some questions. Stipulating that I was “a freelance journalist”, I sent them some questions, about what they do and what they believe.

About a week later…

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