Dissent is voiced disagreement with some objectionable content. Sometimes that objectionable content is harmful speech. McGowan’s article investigates the widespread view that the remedy for such speech is more speech. She argues that the so-called “more speech response” fails to capture the complexities of conversation. Using work in philosophy of language and the kinematics of conversation, McGowan demonstrates the insufficiency of the more speech response, and also shows that speech can, nonetheless, have profound positive effects.