Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Will Trumpism Destroy America?

Caged kid, a cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
You may have heard some variant of “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross,” at some point in your lifetime. I'm seeing it now in real time. The question is, can we stop it before it's too late?

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Kids In Cages: What Has Happened To America?

This is how the world sees the USA right now.
Let that sink in. How the hell did that happen??!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

How To Win The Culture Wars

GOP's image: cruel, indifferent, and uncaring, a cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft
American conservatism has taken so many hits in the last few decades that many people voted for Trump in an effort to reverse the gains of feminism, the LGBT movement, and people of colour. This is turning into a massive own goal as they further alienate their compatriots. Is there anything they could do to win people over? I have some ideas.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Ireland's 8th Amendment Repeal: Why Are They Celebrating?

Irish women celebrating 8th Amendment repeal
Photo by Max Rossi/Reuters
Yesterday's post has got a lot of hits because of its controversial subject. Even now, Irish women continue to celebrate the results of the referendum to repeal the amendment, which gave foetuses the right to protection under the law. Pro-lifers think it's ugly and this post is for them. I'm going to explain what it's all about.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Ireland's 8th Amendment Referendum: What It Means And Why It Matters

Defaced Pro-Choice poster
Source: Daily Express
Yesterday, my native Ireland held a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment, which put the unborn on an equal* footing with their mothers. The Repeal side won, paving the way for legislation to make abortion available under certain conditions. Tonight I'm going to talk about the aspects of this issue that I'm most concerned about — and I won't be pulling my punches.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Where Does The Incel Movement Come From?

Incel, a cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Tonight I'm going to tackle incels. If you're easily triggered or offended, hit the back button; the snark is strong with this one, hence the pic of the be-moobed monstrosity.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

How The Internet Can Help Or Hinder Hate Speech

Cartoon of Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
I've been called all sorts of names over my stances on freedom of speech and on the issues that are important to me. Basically, I believe in personal freedom. However, this freedom ends where other people's freedoms begin, which is why we're forever debating it. Some new items have come up which help shed light on the complexity of this debate, which I'm going to discuss tonight.