While the motivation behind trigger warnings is sound, the over-application of these warnings runs the risk of diminishing our own responsibilities in how we engage with ideas in the world.
Helen Zille is perfectly entitled to accuse Carien du Plessis of bias on account of her race. But the burden of proof for making the case that du Plessis is biased rests with Zille, and in this case, she hasn’t discharged that burden.
Uganda’s homophobia is an moral travesty, and an embarrassment to our species.
In “Could I vote DA?”, Eusebius McKaiser offers a thoughtful, and a welcome, contribution to South Africa’s political debate.
Child euthanasia is an emotive subject, as all end-of-life decisions are. But that shouldn’t blind us to what’s right.
It’s not at all clear that Women24 were inconsistent in mocking the attire of women last year, while denouncing doing so this year.
It’s precisely because gender-based violence is such a real thing, and is such a problem, that we might want to be more cautious about affixing that label to cases that it might not fit.
Whether Noakes is right or wrong, it would be great for him to sound like a scientist once in a while.
Bliss offers a solution to those of us who have inconsistent or missing metadata for our MP3′s, and it downloads CD artwork too.