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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. One small thing normal folks do when talking about people they’re attracted to — July 30, 2014
  2. In response to those who tell me how to write about diversity — July 29, 2014
  3. So apparently Christians are the world’s most persecuted people — July 28, 2014
  4. New York Times’ Editorial board calls for drug policy to enter the 21st century — July 27, 2014
  5. Plagiarism in the age of instant, digital content — July 26, 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

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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May 21 2014

Please support thoughtful game writing

Five out of Ten Magazine is a wonderful digital publication, edited by smarty-pants friend of mine, Alan Williamson; it focuses on critical videogame essays. Often game sites do fairly boring news – “DEVELOPER GIVES TINY FACTOID ABOUT UNRELEASED GAME, WE SPECULATE WITH 1,000 WORDS” or “HERE’S A SCREENSHOTTTTTTT!” – but much of the rich conversation …

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May 20 2014

Against stigma of sex workers and adult performers

In my latest for The Daily Beast, I look at the case of camgirl and adult performer Eden Alexander – who had a fundraiser for important medical bills cut off because… sex work is icky? The site that processes payments for the fundraiser, WePay, asserted that Alexander had violated their ToS, which strictly prohibits funds being …

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May 15 2014

Chuck Norris’ blogging site hates me (again)

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Well, at least this time, they spelled my name correctly.

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May 14 2014

Keeping “the gays” out of gaming

I wrote a piece for The Daily Beast on Nintendo’s response to wanting same-sex relations in one of their games. For many – including gaming fans – this may seem like so much nonsense. Yet, what it speaks to is a greater problem of exclusion and targeting, of how you do harm by doing “nothing” …

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Apr 30 2014

Abortion, choice and stigma

My latest for The Daily Beast is a criticism of apparent moral hypocrisy regarding a woman’s choice to have an abortion, premised on disliking a women’s chosen career path. There’s more to it than that, of course, but I really dislike the idea that people can be pro-choice – but only for some women (who …

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Apr 28 2014

I hurt a nerdbro’s feelings

So you might’ve seen this comment on a previous post about fake nerd girls from some brave hero called “wtfwhateverdood“. I’m waiting for some work to download, so I thought I’d give a response, because I’m such a nice guy and must continue to defend “the honour” of women (that’s from the comment before) F …

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Apr 25 2014

CollegeHumor hates “fake” nerd girls

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Disclaimer: I’m aware the CollegeHumor article is a bit old. But I only saw it recently. LOL! So check these silly women who think they’re nerds cos they wear glasses. Ha, what fakes! Let’s take Tweeted pics and make an article mocking them for thinking they’re nerds! LOL, high five bro! We’ll show these dumb womin that …

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Apr 23 2014

So I watched an Avril Lavigne music video…

Why is she pointing?

This one: It’s called “Hello Kitty” by one Avril Lavigne. I believe she’s famous for having trouble with skateboarding children, who she would see at a later point? So, the music video starts off with this young woman speaking with a thousand voices in Japanese and pointing at me. I don’t know what I did, …

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