Episode 157 - WE SHOULD ALL BE BLOODY PISSED OFF ABOUT THE UGANDAN BILL CRIMINALISING IDENTIFYING AS GAY
Why do so many people obsess about what queer people do, and how we identify? The latest expression of hatred is in Uganda, where a bill has been passed that now even criminalises merely IDENTIFYING as gay. Yes, you've read correctly.
Now it is up to the president - a long-time homophobe - to decide whether or not he sign it into effective law.
Everyone must oppose hatred wherever it rears its head. I analyse in detail in this episode why the entire international community ought to be outraged when human rights are trampled on. But I also look at specific aspects of this bill that are, in turn, vague, hate-filled, internally incoherent, and irrational.
Of course, "the international community" is infamously inconsistent on this score.
Have a listen to my full set of remarks and analysis. AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE A) share this particular episode widely & B) rebuke yourself if you are unmoved by the plight of any group of people whose fundamental rights are trampled on.
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We dissected Sihle...