Ooof. Where to start. Right, let’s start at the beginning. Gaslighting is “the action or process of manipulating a person by psychological means into questioning his or her own sanity.” The term comes from the 1944 George Cukor film, Gaslight, in which Ingrid Bergman’s character, Paula, is manipulated into questioning her own lived experiences by […]Read More Racial Gaslighting – What the Meghan Markle debate reveals about racism in the UK.
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING smacks of privilege more than going on television to defend yourself against allegations of having sex with underage girls at drug-fuelled sex-parties hosted by a convicted sex-trafficker and saying this… Ladies and gentlemen, possibly the greatest 57 seconds of television ever recorded.#Newsnight #PrinceAndrew#NonceUponATime pic.twitter.com/vuuYpyXt9I — Dr Beep Bloop Broop (@DrJamesMasonry) November […]Read More There’s a slight problem with the sweating.
I was asked about white privilege for the 8,735,624th time. The question was something along the lines of “how come it’s mostly white people that are writing about white privilege, but there are no black people writing about it?” The argument went that several prominent black people, like wealthy, well-educated, middle-class, American social theorist, Thomas […]Read More What to do about our collective caucasity.
It must be really nice to be able to categorically state that white privilege doesn’t exist and for that to be the end of the discussion for you. The argument often goes that class and wealth are the great dividers, and that privilege is nothing to do with race. You’ll point to poor white people […]Read More White Privilege is hard to swallow – so take smaller bites and chew properly!
So here’s a thing that happened and I have some things to say A familiar scene. Young white men act despicably, showing unfathomable racism, disrespect, perceived supremacy, entitlement, sex-pest tendencies, and all round assholery, and the response is as predictable as the MAGA hats topping their high-and-tight, Hitler youth, rent-a-prick haircuts. Of course they’re […]Read More On the smugness of White Supremacy: Pt 1