This essay is just Harry Potter for people who think comparing things to Harry Potter is stupid
Or some shit.
No, “pedo guy” is not a harmless South African slang term
Despite what Elon Musk says, it means a guy who is a pedophile! A pedo guy! Everywhere in the world it means that!
Oh no! Oh damn! I fell in love with New York
It is frankly humiliating to feel like this.
Listen up bitches, it’s time to learn incorrect things about someone you’ve never heard of
Why do people love yelling about random historical figures online and how do we stop it?
Goodbye stress, hello duck
In November, a duck and a cow distracted us from everything else going on.
Nadine Gordimer wrote furiously, in every sense
The Nobel Prize-winning South African writer cared very much how people think, and not at all what people thought of her.
Did the subtle angle of my elbow cause a posh British woman to sell me her car?
An investigation into whether so-called “body-language experts” actually tell us anything.
The creeping spectre of “white genocide”
The conspiracy theory that was once contained to South Africa is spreading worldwide.
If you live in America you are almost certainly not being censored
A history of the censorship regime in apartheid South Africa reveals the disingenuousness of writers today.
The rise and fall of South Africa’s far right
What South Africa’s white supremacists can tell us about America’s.
The aesthetic is ruining my life.
Smokers are the last nice people online
Taking a cigarette break on the smoking internet.
After the statues fall
What the U.S. can learn from South Africa when it comes to symbols of racism.