Cancel Culture Does Not Prevent Abuse
Proponents of cancel culture or ‘accountability’ frequently argue that it is a necessary tool for confronting abuse. People will say that cancel culture is about supporting survivors and keeping our communities safe. How the actual behaviours involved in cancel culture actually result in ending abuse or keeping communities safe is not usually spelled out. To be generous, I will try my best to spell out their arguments for them. In what follows I am assuming that the person has actually been abusive, but it’s also important to remember that many cancelled people have been falsely accused.