Who gets to define hate speech?

Hate speech is an intensely controversial topic. I am firmly of the opinion that hate speech should not be further formalised into legislation without a significant amount of public debate. A nation-wide referendum at the very least. There needs to be a great deal of transparency around the process. That is our Democratic right.

Structural inequality or a culture of excuse making – are we a malfunctioning society?

I am a bit of a study in contrasts. I come from a comfortable middle class background. I have a decent amount of education. But I have worked many, many, blue collar or ‘menial’ jobs on and off since the age of 9 – a paper round to begin with, then a supermarket job, hospitality … Continue reading Structural inequality or a culture of excuse making – are we a malfunctioning society?

Digital Sea

I love the song written by Dustin Kensrue and his band Thrice. One of my all-time favourite bands. One of my all-time favourite songs as well. I think that in a nutshell, it’s a song about the internet and its hugely ubiquitous influence in our lives.