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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Pen friends

A staple of learning languages at my school was acquiring a pen friend abroad. Despite being a bog standard comp my school had a range of methods that enabled it … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Protocols of the Elders of Feminism

Long before the internet there were hate speech and conspiracy theories. One of the longest lasting is the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Produced in pre revolutionary Russia it … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 39 Comments

Sex work and the environment

 I write about sex work. I’m a man who isn’t either a sex worker or a punter but I see no problem there. I write about work a lot. If … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Work ill health and lifestyles

This is just a sketch for a longer blogpost. One of the issues that always arises around sex work is the issue of ill health. Not so much the public … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

£8.6 million of vandalism.

When Pevsner described Grey Street in Newcastle as the most beautiful street in Britain he recognised something many Geordies already knew. John Betjeman had similar thoughts. As for the curve … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Tilting at sex work windmills

My Granddad grew up in a northern town at the height of the depression. With enough siblings to make “10 in the bed” more than a song and a father … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Leadership, hard questions and feminism

I grew up in a time of industrial disputes to which women were central – the miners strike for instance. As is traditional at Bank Holiday time, when it’s a … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of the week: Its all about sex baby.

As nobody has ever said, a week is a long time in the blogosphere. A week ago we were adjusting to this new format, and being slightly more safe for … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

Twitter, one big happy chatroom?

Anyone who follows me on twitter will know I over tweet. I keep meaning to go on less, but as sins go, it’s not the worst. I don’t like much … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Setting the tone

One of the key topics in leadership is what you do when you assume the leadership. I’ve heard it called the 100 days problem. What do you do in the … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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