With her regularly-changing hairstyles you might be forgiven for thinking Laurie Penny is an auditionee for the stage-play Hair. Instead she’s a “journalist” attempting to craft herself into a pop icon. But as Diana Davison explains she is unlikely to succeed due to an increasing list of shoddy, unethical writing.
Rape, slavery and war all involve abuse of human bodies. We would never praise rape-victims for giving pleasure to their rapist, nor laud slaves for being good whipping boys. Ayami Tyndall explains that, by the same logic, he cannot praise soldiers for having their bodies and minds subjected to horrific abuse.