We’re in the middle of a global extended day of rage against political correctness

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2016


Are we nearing high noon of the global extended day of rage against political correctness? In the past few years, politics in Europe and in the United States has generally seemed uglier and meaner. Far-right and anti-immigration parties with their ugly brutish rhetoric are gaining strength in Poland, Hungary, Austria, France, and Germany. Knuckle-duster commentary … Continue reading “We’re in the middle of a global extended day of rage against political correctness”

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Right and wrong. Does political correctness need to be correctly re-labelled?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2016


So here’s the question: what might be a suitable name for political correctness? What would properly reflect its inherent civilizing qualities? Re-labelling is urgently needed because of the backlash we’re witnessing after more than two decades of political correctness. This furious rebound is provoking the emergence of an uglier, meaner politics in Europe, the United States and … Continue reading “Right and wrong. Does political correctness need to be correctly re-labelled?”

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After Jo Cox’s murder let’s pause & ask ourselves: Can words become weapons?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2016


The British police are yet to conclusively pronounce on the motivation for MP Jo Cox’s murder. But if, as has been reported, her assailant yelled “Britain First” while he shot and stabbed the woman who worked for human rights and her West Yorkshire constituents, this is a moment to pause. If Thomas Mair, who is … Continue reading “After Jo Cox’s murder let’s pause & ask ourselves: Can words become weapons?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK