Online shaming leads to personal attacks and resignations, not structural change.
Bringing change to universities needs to focus on systems, not people. Although online shaming is effective at removing people from their positions, it doesn’t change systems.
South Africa which has one of the highest rates of convicted criminals reoffending.
Introducing companion animals to South African prisoners and encouraging them to write could aid their rehabilitation.
With levels of political discourse reaching new lows, some might say the country could use a dose of shame and humility. At the same time, social media have unleashed a torrent of online shaming.
Spanish activists protest against retailers using factories in a building in Bangladesh which collapsed, killing more than 600 people.
“Shaming campaigns” have been successful in attracting attention to transnational issues like inhumane working conditions and environmental degradation. But shaming guilty corporations is only the first step.