Posts Tagged ‘cultural insensitivity’

When a handshake is not welcome… Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

A University of Auckland academic has been sacked after trying to shake a female Muslim student’s hand and then accusing her of sexual discrimination when she refused. “A harsh punishment for a bruised ego I thought, until this morning.,” says journalist Mahvash Ali in an opinion piece published in Stuff. “I am a Muslim woman, a pretty friendly Read more

Moana movie is a musical because “there’s a church every two blocks” in the Islands Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Moana is a computer-animated musical fantasy comedy adventure film about a young Pacific Island princess who dreams of becoming an ocean navigator. It has been criticised for perpetuating stereotypes of Polynesians by depicting Maui as overweight. One of the movie’s directors, John Musker, said music had to play a big part in the movie to really Read more

Nun’s headresses OK – Indian headdresses not Comments 0

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Go to any event these days and your are sure to find some one dressed up as 1950s nun or sporting gear based on some kind of religious attire. No self respecting party hire business can afford to not have a big stock of false nun’s habits for hire . So, “What’s the fuss about Dame Read more