New Zealand was supposed to be different. It was a place one could escape to when the ugliness of elsewhere overcame me. But, sadly, no-one where is different.
I was asked to address my hardship in order to qualify for a grant. While I missed out, I did learn about my own privilege.
To the rest of us, the Trump supporter is easy to see. A racist, sexist wriggling mass. However, the more we draw them in caricature, the more likely his ilk will return to power.
With the Weinstein Company filing for bankruptcy, I say it’s time for #MeToo to evolve and move to those who saw something and said nothing.
As we look at the abyss of modern day politics and quietly weep, as we look to take a break, let us note our privilege of being able to take that easy way out.
If you’ve ever felt like you’re not suffering from enough oppression, Jacob Lynagh suggests you consider race reassignment surgery and take a solid reality check.