In addition to all the cases that get widespread media attention, the problem of discrimination against the non-religious is perhaps a larger one than many people realise. The report offers many examples of such discrimination, sometimes in the expected places, but also in jurisdictions where you’d hope for freedom from persecution on grounds of non-belief.
The exercise of considering whether South Africa’s Public Holidays discriminate against non-Christians should also consider that not only is discrimination sometimes justifiable, but also that if we are going to revise our public holidays, there might well be more important issues to consider in doing so.
Prof. David Benatar’s book “The Second Sexism” has attracted a rather hostile reception. But some of Benatar’s critics seem so offended by the book’s premise that they’re unwilling to engage with its arguments – or sometimes, to even read the book in order to make an informed assessment.
Errol Naidoo, leader of the Familty Policy Institute, has decided to honor me with recognition as a “homosexual activist”.
Errol Naidoo is making a little sense, for once, in calling for the removal of religion as an example of unfair discrimination in the South African Constitution.
Gendered epithets receive less attention than racial epithets, yet they are also used to denigrate an entire section of the human population. Can we consistently ‘reclaim’ a word like ‘slut’, while aiming to eliminate gendered epithets more generally?