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.
Appointment processes and our Chapter 9 Institutions
The Goedgedacht Forum and the Institute of Security Studies invite you to join Professor Pierre de Vos (Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance, Dept. of Public Law UCT) and David Lewis (Executive Director, Corruption Watch) in a discussion facilitated by Judith February (senior research associate, ISS).
Chapter 9 institutions are an important part of our politics and have a vital role to play in the deepening of democracy. They constitute an integral part of the checks and balances needed to ensure that the different arms of government are kept in balance. Recent events have shown just how important these institutions are. In order that they are empowered to do their work, we need to continually look at not only the work that they do, but also that they are properly resourced and that their institutional structures are strengthened. Please join us to add your voice to this important discussion.
Date: 24th May 2016
Time: 9:30 am for 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Spin Street, Cape Town
Please RSVP before 20th May 2016 to Felicity Harrison: email@example.com
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