The F word

Feminism is perhaps the most divisive and stigma laden F word in the English language. For some, feminism invokes a noble struggle for equality and is a movement for liberation and justice. For others, ‘feminist’ is an expression of contempt, conjuring up images of deranged shrieking women who spend their spite-filled waking hours railing against … More The F word

The problem with our national dialogue

The forthcoming conclusion of the flag referendum will mark the end of one of the weariest and most dismal periods of national debate in recent times. The rhetoric surrounding the flag debate has been, on the whole, excruciating. Case in point, the RSA National President’s attempt to construct the flag referendum as a threat to our … More The problem with our national dialogue

Overcome your evolutionary fear of immigration

It seems to be an instinctive aspect of human nature to distrust outsiders and anyone who doesn’t look like us.  This probably made sense from an evolutionary point of view.  When our ancient ancestors bumped into a group of strangers, conflict most often ensued.  Humans learnt to trust people who looked similar and to be … More Overcome your evolutionary fear of immigration