Our culture is inundated with superhero films, caricatured notions of good and evil, and an inability to tolerate moral ambiguity.
Mila Ghorayeb is a law student and a columnist at The Maple. Mila’s work focuses on antiwar politics, ideology and critique of media.
Accusations of ‘whataboutism’ serve to narrow the conversation — accusers want you to discuss global affairs on their terms.
These leaders need to be treated as rational actors that, in turn with other members of their government, act based on strategy.
We’re trying to compensate for a lack of community, and pretending these coping acts are real attempts at changing politics.
When we conceive of violence and corruption as an exclusively foreign phenomenon, we let our own politicians off the hook.
Gendered violence isn’t a reflection of bad attitudes, but the material power some men wield over particularly vulnerable classes of women.
There are perverse economic incentives in the sex industry that should be fair game for critique without shame.
Riots are a rational response to the failure or suppression of non-violent conflict resolution.
This is a genuine ethical question that deserves de-mystification for socialists and onlookers with questions.