Not All Opinions Are Equal

“All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” – Douglas Adams 2016 and 2017 brought with them a shift in attitudes toward the concept of ‘expertise’ on both sides of the Atlantic. In Britain, Justice Secretary Michael Gove (defending Brexit) […]

Why we do still need to ‘humanise’ Muslims

There was an interesting article published by Shaista Aziz yesterday in the Guardian posing the question: Why as a society do we need to humanise Muslims?  She asks what specific purpose this is intended to serve and suggests (with much eloquence) that the attempts to humanise Muslims create divisions within the Islamic community. Aziz explains […]

An A – Z of Terfs. Exploding some Transsexual myths

Kindly published with permission from the author Andie, a good friend to Resisting Hate. Her blog can be read here. Since joining Twitter two years ago, I’ve had to put up with all kinds of abuse from TERFs – Trans-Exclusionary so-called Feminists. So I thought I’d write an A-to-Z of the nonsense they repeat day […]

When is Enough Enough?

These days we see a lot of emphasis put on differences; celebrating them, not judging others based on them, and accepting them. But when are differences just insurmountable? Personally, I enjoy hearing opinions that differ from my own. I find it helps me to grow as a person to have other people’s opinions to compare […]

Twitter – The Promises, the Lies and the 18th December

Much has been written about the problems of hate speech on social media and the concern that high profile mainstream platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been hijacked by far right haters pushing an extremist agenda. Twitter in particular has acknowledged there is a problem relating to the use of its platform for organised […]

Why the Far Right are wrong about Sexual Assault Statistics

This is probably the toughest and most hard hitting article I have ever or ever will write. But it needs to be written. There is a lot of exposure within the media, not just over here in the UK, but also across the ocean in the USA regarding the inhuman crimes of rape, child grooming […]

Climate Change, Does It Really Matter?

There are some (quite a few in fact) who are prepared to deny that the climate of our planet is changing. Another group of people accept that while global warming is happening, it’s nothing to do with human activity, and is in fact just part of a natural cycling process of equilibrium, and that the […]

Homophobes and Gay Marriage in Australia

Australians have voted YES for gay marriage! Yesterday the returned questionnaires were counted in Australia and the majority of people who returned their vote said they agreed with allowing gay people to marry one another. Now there are many studies which draw parallels between homo/transphobia and those who hold views which are racist or antisemitic/islamophobic […]

Become An Ally – Black Lives Matter

Racial profiling is a very serious issue in the US. Trump pardoning Sheriff Joe; calling Mexicans “Rapists” and Blacks “Sons of Bitches” tells me he just fine with that. After meeting Eric Garner’s mother and Corey Jones’ brother at a recent Black Lives Matter event, I know they deeply appreciate those of us who are […]

Victim Blaming, Sexual Abuse and Katie Hopkins

Inured as we all are to the lime light seeking idiocy spewed by Katie Hopkins with regard to any trending news topic, her comments in relation to sexual abuse toward women this month have hit a new low. In the wake of the #MeToo campaign many brave women have come forward to tell their own personal stories […]

My Escape From Hate

An article by one of our members I must admit, I never used to be the person I am today. Only a short while ago I was mixing with the sort of people who held divisive and racist views. I was heavily influenced by them, seeing as I saw them as friends at the time. […]

Respect in Religion

Respect – we all know about it and we all know what it is. But there are too many people who don’t use it. People who do not believe in the importance of treating their fellow humans in the same way that they themselves would like to be treated. Sadly, a lot of people do […]