Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Con Court life a drag?

Some people are speculating that the members of the Constitutional Court have recently drifted to the right, but it seems as if the Clerks who assist the learned judges with their research and contribute significantly to the intellectual debates at the Court are less inhibited.


I got hold of the invite below to a party organised by some of the Clerks at the Court. The party was organised in response to the practice in Umlazi, where woman are being forbidden (and in one case stripped naked) from wearing trousers and also in response to the recent murders of lesbian women in Soweto and elsewhere.

Pity some of the (male) judges are not attending as well. Wearing a dress might just help some of the male judges to embrace their (as yet underdeveloped) empathetic side.

3 comments:

Africannabis said...

A true WOman will never know pain - to empathise with - until she has walked a few hills in another womans heels!

or trousers...

Michael Bishop said...

As one of the clerks organising this party, i just want to make two comments:

First, thanks for putting us on your blog! We're really chuffed that you thought it was worthwhile!

Second, to be fair to the judges, we did not (for better or worse) invite them to the party. We therefore don't know whether they would have attended or not - they might well have!

Pierre de Vos said...

Micheal, I was of course joking (with the utmost respect) when I referred to the judges....