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Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Public Bodies

The idea that women’s bodies are not their own is not a new one.  The sidebar of shame in the Daily Mail peers with lascivious long lens at women it … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swanger and the death of a refugee

Swagger anger, or swanger for short, is the narcissistic use of anger or outrage to make onesself look more impressive. Certain types of court cases bring it to the forefront. … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Whose nipples are they anyway?

Body modification is one of those topics everyone seems to have an opinion on, from Cheryl’s tattoos to Katie’s breasts. Once someone alters their “natural” appearance they become public property … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 8 Comments

The economics of payday lending

The government has announced that it plans to cap the interest charges of payday lenders, even though it has reservations about the impact of the cap on the short term … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment


I am so lucky to have friends who care about me, that I feel the need to say some obvious things. If my friends tell me that they care about … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Trampling Flowers underfoot

Are you one of the anti Tory activists who relishes the stories about George Osborne and his sex worker friend? Do you grin with delight every time David Cameron refuses … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sunday Sermon; Speaking out and Giving Thanks

This is not going to be another post on call outs, or standing up and being counted, as important as they are, but a far more literal interpretation of speaking … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The insulating power of glass

Jem write brilliantly yesterday about the power of the selfie. It’s my turn to write about it from a different perspective, from the position of a man who lusts from … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rebecca, Celebrity and Selfies.

I am not a fan of I’m a celebrity, it involves too much cruelty to animals for my liking. So I did not know Rebecca Adlington was starring, if that … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

Dont call me an ally. A post for trans day of remembrance.

I thought a lot about whether to write this post. A cis woman is not who you should be reading today. Then I thought about the trans women I know … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

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