Showing posts from 2015

White wine? No thanks, I prefer red I must be racist

As you know by now, I love shooting fish in a barrel. There's plenty of fish in the #WhiteWhine – A 12-Point Rant post. I'll just repeat the points here and scoff at them one by one:

The time has come for a 10-point dressing down of white South Africans who bitch and moan about everything. Let’s call it #WhiteWhine. That's not really making a point now is it?

Many white South Africans seem unaware that they are considered just a cut above Nazis in the international scoundrel rankings. Know who also sits fairly high on the international scoundrel rankings? Omar al-Bashir, Muammar Gadaffi and Robert Mugabe. None of those are exactly Nazis, and none of those are exactly friends of Apartheid. In fact, all of those seem to be pretty cosy with the ANC leadership, which by the way does not sit fairly high on the international scoundrel rankings. And by the way, all of those are large scale owners of capital in South Africa.
The logical conclusion is that when it comes to ranking …

The first African Disney princess is not even Black

If the peanut gallery is to be believed, the first African Disney princess is a white colonial. Why should we make a big fuss over the demographics of Disney princesses in this age of non-racialism and trying really hard not to perpetuate stereotypes? The article is helpful in prescribing our concerns to us:
The Disney Princess franchise doesn't have a history that celebrates diversity.Tiana is Disney’s first and only black princess, but she spent most of her movie being green. Also she wasn't African enough.Children films reinforce stereotypes and this can have a measurable, negative effect on children. The Diversity of Disney Princesses The Disney princesses include a Bavarian, four Frenchies, a Dane, an Arabian, a Native American, a Chinese, an African-American and a Scot. This does not however do for stringent diversity requirements, since there's clearly only one token Scot.

With an overwhelming majority of four out of eleven French princesses, this indisputable ev…

Response to the Muslim Judicial Council

Following the barbaric attack on a bunch of nearly retired cartoonists in France, it is inevitable that Islamophobia would rear its head again. There's also this half-baked, watered down and not really helpful comment from the Muslim Judicial Council. They're not really doing a good job to help the rest of us discern between Muslim extremists and moderate Muslims. This comment has been deleted from their drivel (Freedom of speech has its limits), so here it is in all its glory:

"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist" ~Salman Rushdie.  A depiction of someone's imaginary friend is not hate speech. Hate speech is clearly defined in our constitution. Drawing cartoons does not target a specific group for their race, religion or beliefs. 'I believe in freedom of speech, but..' sounds a lot like 'I am not a racist, but ...'. Nobody has the right not to be offended and neither does anyone's god or prophet.