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Tauriq Moosa

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Name: Tauriq Moosa
Date registered: May 20, 2013

Biography

Tauriq Moosa writes on ethical matters in the news and pop culture. He has tutored bioethics and critical thinking. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, io9, New Humanist, Skeptic, New Statesman, Free Inquiry, and 3QuarksDaily.com. He has been recommended by The New Yorker, The New York Times Opinionator, and the Huffington Post. He debated Desmond Tutu for a BBC documentary, but lost due to a cup-cake interception. He hates dolphins, will never have children and loves good writing - whether as a novel, comic book, or TV series. (Avatar image painted by my comics co-creator Damien Worm)

Latest posts

  1. So apparently Christians are the world’s most persecuted people — July 28, 2014
  2. New York Times’ Editorial board calls for drug policy to enter the 21st century — July 27, 2014
  3. Plagiarism in the age of instant, digital content — July 26, 2014
  4. And along came a pastor to prove my point about men’s entitlement — July 21, 2014
  5. Male entitlement, why it’s a problem, why I (and you should) oppose it — July 20, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Guys in dark alleys shouldn’t get upset if women fear them — 158 comments
  2. “Please don’t call me that” is not the same as PC or censorship — 59 comments
  3. Reader challenge: Make an argument for banning topless women in public — 57 comments
  4. I hurt a nerdbro’s feelings — 48 comments
  5. Attention whores deserve internet abuse… because reasons — 36 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 28 2014

So apparently Christians are the world’s most persecuted people

Paul Vallely writes: Most people in the West would be surprised by the answer to the question: who are the most persecuted people in the world? According to the International Society for Human Rights, a secular group with members in 38 states worldwide, 80 per cent of all acts of religious discrimination in the world …

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Jul 27 2014

New York Times’ Editorial board calls for drug policy to enter the 21st century

Because, you know, policy that harms more than it heals, laws that create criminals instead of mitigating criminality, is a little bit stupid. It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose …

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Jul 26 2014

Plagiarism in the age of instant, digital content

Buzzfeed has fired its “viral politics editor”, Benny Johnson, for numerous (read: forty one so far?) instances of plagiarism. Buzzfeed isn’t some bedroom-based conveyor belt of clickable content, it’s a major site, employing many people, producing original content and sometimes actual journalism. However, Buzzfeed, as a whole, is an entity existing in an ethical quandary …

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Jul 21 2014

And along came a pastor to prove my point about men’s entitlement

Yeah, this happened.

Jul 20 2014

Male entitlement, why it’s a problem, why I (and you should) oppose it

Because, in 2014 (not, you know, 1814), a woman can be sent a document, from her husband, detailing when she said no to sex. Because a website can publish a list of traits “attractive girls” have that, I guess, “unattractive” girls don’t. Because a man who’s not exactly on good terms with women’s equality can …

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Jul 17 2014

Women, science and the machine of exclusion

In my latest for The Daily Beast, I respond to a piece about how “females” just can’t brain science as well as men – or rather, that “females as a whole” tend to find science boring. Apparently. According to some dodgy data. Anyway, I had some amazing input from some brilliant scientists who have had …

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Jul 05 2014

Robin Thicke and self-entitled creepiness

So, I’m not what you’d call a regular listener to radio. I did, however, encounter Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines” when it came out – and found it not only a repulsive song, musically, but also morally. I think we should care about what goes into our creative endeavours, but maybe I’m just a crazy …

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Jul 03 2014

I love Watch Dogs but I also hate so much of it

And I explain why here.

Jun 26 2014

Has Ann Coulter written the most Ann Coulter article ever?

Yes. Yes, she has. Soocer – or “football”, as “Europeans” like to “call” it (seriously, what’s up with conservatives and their fucking quotation marks?) - is coming to eat your children. It shall do so using the bizarre numbers from metric system, not allow you to use your hands like we’re cavemen or something, and bring …

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Jun 18 2014

Ubisoft, women and diversity in media

My latest for The Daily Beast is on Ubisoft’s (lack of) prioritising women in their upcoming games and the response, in general, from those wanting diversity in media. Specifically in the case of Assassin’s Creed: Unity I found this really disappointing, since this is a talented bunch of people – who not only themselves wanted women, but are …

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