Opinion

Amanda Vanstone | Enough with the woke era, it's time to cancel cancel culture

Amanda Vanstone
Updated March 31 2023 - 3:27pm, first published March 30 2023 - 5:30am
"If what you say offends me you are a bad person. I subjectively allocate or withdraw merit from you," says Amanda Vanstone. Pictures Keegan Carroll, Shutterstock
"If what you say offends me you are a bad person. I subjectively allocate or withdraw merit from you," says Amanda Vanstone. Pictures Keegan Carroll, Shutterstock

The woke era will get worse in Australia before it starts to dissipate. We usually lag a bit behind American trends, so I predict it will get worse. However what we loosely refer to as "the Aussie spirit" has a BS barometer that just cannot go over a certain point without exploding. The pressure is building up.

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Amanda Vanstone

Amanda Vanstone is a former senator for South Australia, a former Howard government minister, and a former ambassador to Italy. She writes fortnightly for ACM.

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