The more tone-deaf hot takes I hear, the more convinced I am that they share a lot of similarities with cooties.
Being angry on the internet, or work, continues to live and be part of our lives. However, stepping back and gazing at it, the pattern is obvious.
They might seem harmless, but the dorky inhabitants of the internet have the political and financial clout to operate the means to justify their ends.
2018 was a year of excess. In fact, there were many times when I thought the world had completely lost the plot. But there are important lessons amongst the wreckage.
Well, Matt Groening finally commented on the Apu scandal, problem is, he doesn’t really understand it.
The countrywide push for diversity is upon is. However, it is not always a benefit, and that is bleedingly obvious in the ad space. We should operate on merit, not quota.
The mentality of GamerGate has shifted over into the world of comics, where a collection of white male commentators are decrying the purported push towards diversity.
Last week, the Manchester Art Gallery took down a 19th-century image because it depicted nudity. The naked truth applying our rules to the past is censorship. Nothing more.
Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is back in the spotlight, stoking a fire over free speech that flames even Left and Right default convention.
The differing responses to the Tony Jones and Stephen Colbert incidents has me wanting to take the keyboards away from the outrage police.
The concept of outrage culture has firmly taken root, but can positives be wrung from it or has the argument just got louder?
After David Leyonhjelm used the c-word to describe a detractor on Twitter, Lyssa Campbell explains that its not rude, it’s all about context.
Michael Burrill mounts a counter-argument to reactionaries claiming that political correctness has gone too far…unfortunately for them, bigotry cloaked in faux concern or outrage is still bigotry.
While supportive of a more language-conscious society, Lachlan R Dale asks, are we wounding our own allies in the fight for social justice?
Richard Jackson’s weekly long reads cover BIID (Body Integrity Identity Disorder), music, defence lawyer Judy Clarke and those who police political correctness.
Language changes over time, but Ash Imani wasn’t fooled by Aldi’s removal of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes from its shelves last year as anything to do with being PC – it was about $$$…