Brendan O’Neill on the “Blurred Lines” Ban in British Universities

Robin Thicke, not caring.Credit: Redfishingboat (Mick O) / Foter / CC BY-NCOver the past fortnight, five
prestigious institutions in the U.K. have banned Robin Thicke’s
saucy RB ditty Blurred
Lines
 from playing anywhere on their premises, on the
basis that its overly sexual lyrics might encourage bad behaviour
in men. Was it stuffy churches or mosques? Nope, it was student
unions, which as Brendan O’Neill explains, have gotten into the
business of authoritarianism.