The past few years have given rise to a different kind of ostracism, one that targets everything and everyone. This practice is called ‘cancel culture’ and its original intent was to demand greater accountability from those in power, according to Merriam-Webster. However, arguably, it’s gone off course.
While I’ve been fully behind some of the earlier ‘cancellations’ that plagued the media such as celebrities or other well-known figures who demonstrated unpopular behaviours or said discriminatory statements à la Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby I’ve recently come to the conclusion that as a society, cancel culture may be a barrier for individuals genuinely looking to understand the world. This observation isn’t a random one, either.
Proctor & Gamble (P&G) Southern Africa, recently held its third #WeSeeEqual Summit, which aims to further the fifth United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG or Global Goal, for short) to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. It’s a cause very close to my heart for numerous reasons, and I’m extremely grateful and proud to be part of an organisation that champions leveling the playing field for women, in business and at home.
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