Shame is a tool of political suppression.

As long as people have the strength to fight for human dignity in an age of austerity, a poorer, meaner society, a society built on shame, may yet be held at bay.Laurie Penny. I have long argued that New Zealanders use the weapon of shame with incredible skill. It is used to beat single mums, […]

For shame: John Key calls the miners his brothers.

Of all the shameless, hypocritical and all round lies John Key has been spouting this one must surely be amongst the worst. “New Zealand is a small country, a country where we are all our brother’s keeper. To lose this many brothers at once strikes an agonising blow. Today all New Zealanders grieve for these […]