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Emer O’Toole and that exam in causation she failed

Content note for violence against women Emer O’Toole writes for the Guardian. This week she’s writing for the Guardian about BDSM, murder and herself. As usual with Guardian columnists, she … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

The many faces of sex work

Content note for suicide, especially on the link, bullying, and biphobia/homophobia I could not read the interview with Adrian Trett without crying. Many parts spoke personally to me, especially when … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Coffee mugs and the commentariat

Labour has a tradition of doing pledge related merchandise at elections. This year is no different. Labour has a tradition of supporting immigration controls. This year is no different. We … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

False correlations

Trigger warning; this post concerns self harm and mental health issues. The GermanWings plane crash has provoked an enormous amount of speculation about the diagnosis of the pilot responsible for … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sunday Sermon; Rituals and Rational Actors.

I grew up in the Catholic Church, with the rules and rituals that implies. Girls where not allowed on the altar, that privilege was reserved for boys.(Little did we know … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

In praise of Pandas.

Carter writes about sex with a rare honesty missing from so many male sex bloggers, and an awful lot of female. His recent post on behaviours in clubs and sauna’s … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lying about the election, part one

The Coalition Guardian has lied about the outcome of the first election interview special, in order to benefit its preferred outcome, which is five more years of austerity. That’s evident … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Commitmentphobia

No, that’s not a title for a romcom featuring George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston. It’s not about guys who don’t want to get married either. I was talking to a … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Firing the starting gun

For anyone who cares about the Labour Party the years from 2005-10 were years of pain. Tony Blair’s battle with Gordon Brown over the manner and timing of his retirement … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sunday Sermon, Some things you cant fake.

Authenticity has been on my mind a lot recently. It has always been an undercurrent of this blog, and of my relationship with Carter, It was one of the rules … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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