'Heroes' betrayed

Jean Barker 13 comments | 1942 views

America sends “heroes” to war, but when they come back, they’re nothing but damaged goods to Donald Trump and other schoolyard bullies who stayed home to profit from their sacrifice, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Target’s Gender War

Jean Barker 5 comments | 1064 views

A big US Walmart competitor removes the pink and blue “girls” and “boys” signs from their toy and bedding aisles. Bigotry ensues, writes Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Sentimentalising Cecil

Jean Barker 13 comments | 4101 views

He was a lion. He was a nice-looking lion. He hunted to eat, and then a dentist killed him for fun. But Twitter went nuts over this for all the wrong reasons, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Trump will be fired

Jean Barker 12 comments | 2769 views

I have bad news. As hilarious as it would be to see Donald Trump run for US President, it’s just never, ever gonna happen. Jean Barker explains.

Jean Barker

The persecuted powerful

Jean Barker 44 comments | 3026 views

Are human rights more valuable to you if you deny them to others? If so, go to hell, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

1020 calories in 5 minutes!

Jean Barker 7 comments | 3390 views

Is there anything in the world more American than eating your daily calorie allowance in your car for breakfast, asks Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

USA: Is there a Straight Marriage Deficit?

Jean Barker 34 comments | 1775 views

Why does anyone think gay people marrying will suddenly prevent straight people marrying? Will it cause a marriage shortage, asks Jean Barker.


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Flags of shame

Jean Barker 15 comments | 2433 views

Nothing kills the racial Facebook fun and games like a reminder of what horror results from romanticising hatred, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

The rise of “Investigative Comedy”

Jean Barker 3 comments | 1201 views

When real news is broke and the corporates kings and queens will cut off your head for speaking out, the court jesters are the only trustworthy news source in the USA, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

SA xenophobia’s echoes in the US

Jean Barker 5 comments | 3660 views

The news of xenophobic attacks in SA represent everything everybody fears about our continent. Let’s not live up to their worst prejudice, says Jean Barker.

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Jean Barker

Trevor Who The Hell?

Jean Barker 21 comments | 7377 views

America’s reaction to Trevor Noah’s hiring as the new face of the Daily Show has been anything but welcoming. However, this boat needs rocking, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

South African-American?

Jean Barker 10 comments | 2035 views

Is there a chance I could belong in the USA - and why would that happen to someone like me, asks Jean Barker.


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