Cancel Culture: What Is the Real Debate?


  • Alex Day Socialist Workers Network
  • Marnie Halborow Socialist Workers Network


Cancel culture usually carries a negative connotation.Like its predecessor, political correctness, it is one ofthose terms used most by those who do not like it, andhas become a shorthand for everything thatconservatives dislike. However, exactly what is meant by cancel culture isitself a challenging issue. The question of where these debates play out matters for activists who are grappling with the question.