UChimamanda Adichie uziphendulele ezinkundleni zokuxhumana

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Umbhali olwela abesifazane uChimamanda Ngozi Adichie uzithole esenkabeni yempi ye-twitter yomkhankaso wokukhansela uChimamanda.

Lokhu kungemuva kokuthi umbhali osemncane owayekade eyisitshudeni kwenye yezingxoxo zokucobelelana ngolwazi zika-Adichie eveze ukuthi umbhali wathi “a trans woman is a trans woman” okusho ukuthi angeke babe ngowesifazane ngokugcwele kodwa bazohlala beyi-trans.

UChimamanda uhlanganyele nohlangothi lwakhe endabeni ende kwi-webhusayithi yakhe futhi wachitha lombhalo nezimangalo zika-Akwaeke Emezi. Usole le ntokazi ngokuba ngusomathuba osebenzisa igama elidumile likaChimamanda ukuze athole udumo.

Enkulumweni yakhe, u-Adichie uphakamisa amaphuzu afanele mayelana nokuthi i-intanethi “ikhansela kanjani isiko” kungaba yingozi. Isiko lokukhansela ubushoshovu bukaGen Z. Thola umuntu onenkinga ne-hashtag cancelX ukuze ukwesekwa kuhoxiswe kulowo muntu. Ngakho-ke bayabuzwa ubuhlungu obukhulu. Kodwa imininingwane ingashintshwa ukuze ihambisane nokufunwa ngabantu ukuze ‘izosabalala’.

Okuyishwa nge-intanethi ukuthi abantu abavamile ukuqinisekisa imininingwane, iningi bathatha abakufundayo njengeqiniso. Abathengisi bama-trolls kanye ne-propaganda baqala amahemuhemu noma amanga ebese esabalala njengendlu evuthayo. Ngokushesha nje iba nkulu kangangokuba iqiniso alisho lutho.

Yile ntukuthelo enangaphandle kwezizathu eziqinisekisiwe ezingadala ukulimala okungenakulungiseka kwisithunzi somuntu.

Engxenyeni yakhe yokuvala yesithathu, u-Adichie uyanxusa: “Ngikhulumile nabantu abasha abangitshela ukuthi bayesaba ukubhala noma yini futhi bayawafundisisa ama-tweets abo ngoba besaba ukuthi bazohlaselwa. Ukucabanga kokukholwa okuhle kufile. Okubalulekile akukhona ukulunga kodwa ukubonakala kobuhle”.

Kuyinto elula ukubiza u-Adichie ngokuthi i-transphobe, kodwa ukusho ukuthi abazali bakhe bafa ngenxa “ye-karma yokuthi uyi-transphobia” kuyinto ebhedayo ku-intanethi futhi yingakho i-intanethi akuyona indawo enhle yokudlulisa umbono wakho.

Umthombo wesithombe: University Press of Mississippi

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