Remember the HuffPo article asking that men be denied the right to vote? Not all men, only white men, and not forever, just for twenty years?
Yeah, the article supposedly written by the female philosophy student?
Well, the writer was not a female named Shelly Garland but a guy named Marius Roodt, who succeeded in outing the HuffPo’s political bias. I certainly was outraged at the proposal, but thought that sort of asininity is almost in keeping with the HuffPo daily fare.
As it turns out,
The CEO of Media24, which operates HuffPost in South Africa, issued a statement calling the article’s publication “hugely damaging” to their reputation.
Back at the farm they call that “closing the barn door after the horse ran away,” especially since it took some doing from an outside ombudsman:
South African press ombudsman Johan Retief found that the controversial blog post was both discriminatory and constituted hate speech.
Verashni Pillay, the editor who first approved the article, resigned but (oh yes, but) in a post where she bemoaned “our lack of racial healing,” she declared,
Despite the pressure for me to recant my thoughts in my initial response I cannot, authentically, do that.
I still believe that despite the gains for equality and universal human rights in the last century, the fact is that white men still enjoy disproportionate power. And yes, I believe that a loss of oppressive power is necessary to create a truly level playing field.
This will come about through
more honest, inclusive conversations, fewer accusations and growing suspicion of each other and eventual, authentic healing.
Because nothing leads to “honest, inclusive conversations” that reduce suspicion which bring about “authentic healing” like denying men of any race their unalienable rights to vote, to own property, to legal representation and to anything that Marxists don’t agree with.
In other words, standard feminist theory’s idea of “authentic healing.”
$5 says Ms Pillay lands a better-paying job at a liberal entity before the month is over.
Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes in U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog.