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The problem with this perspective is cancel culture isn’t real, at least not in the way people believe it is. Instead, it’s turned into a catch-all for when people in power face consequences for their actions or receive any type of criticism, something that they’re not used to. I’m a black, Muslim woman, and because of social media, marginalized people like myself can express ourselves in a way that was not possible before. That means racist, sexist, and bigoted behavior or remarks don’t fly like they used to. This applies to not only wealthy people or industry leaders but anyone whose privilege has historically shielded them from public scrutiny. Because they can’t handle this cultural shift, they rely on phrases like “cancel culture” to delegitimize the criticism.

Sarah Hagi
Time
8 February 2010

Protest action: John Qwelane

Cape Town Pride invites our partner organisations, friends and comrades, human rights and LGBTI activists, and all those who are distressed and angered by the apparent appointment of Jon Qwelane as South Africa’s Ambassador to Uganda, to join us in a peaceful protest action.

When 13h00, Friday, 12 FEBRUARY 2010

Where Outside Parliament (Plein Street, Cape Town)

What Please bring placards and completed petitions, and water!

A document will be handed over to a representative (as yet unnamed) of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Contact persons: Laura Aukamp 072 512 1886 / Glenn de Swardt 021 425 6463

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