Quote of the week

It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA.  If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds.  To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu.  To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.

Victor AJ
Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Labour and Others (CCT306/19) [2020] ZACC 24 (19 November 2020)
20 June 2007

Born Gay? Who cares?

A report on Slate provides new evidence for the argument that homosexuals are born that way. My response: who cares. Seeing that more than 90% of humans are heterosexual and that those include unfortunate souls like Amin, Stalin, Hitler, Bin Laden and Bush, a far more interesting and pressing question would be whether heterosexuals are born that way. Somebody please tell me its not genetic and they can change!
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