Sex Scandals

Commentary: Autocrats Militarize Homophobia to Consolidate Power

By Clara Ferreira Marques / Bloomberg Notice Hungary’s parliament this month approved legislation banning school materials and other content for young people deemed to “promote homosexuality.” The effort to marginalize the LGBTQ community and link it to pedophilia has outraged many European states and is straining the 27-member Union. Discrimination …

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What history can teach us about the future of gossip

Gossip week: Alex Casey speaks with Associate Professor Jennifer Frost, who has spent decades studying the function of gossip from Hedda Hopper to Donald Trump. Throughout the week, The Spinoff delves into the role of gossip in Aotearoa’s past, present and future – learn more about what’s on Gossip Week …

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