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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Misogyny and Isabella Sorley

Apparently, what motivates women who criticize ‘media’ or banknote feminists like Caroline Criado-Perez and Glosswitch is misogyny. Now, I said my bit about this particular debate a while ago, when … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 7 Comments

I faced my fear

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 14 Comments

The SUnday Sermon; Knowing when not to join the fight.

Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. 14They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Sunday politics – deciding what matters

Not every twitterspat deserves a blogpost about it, but a conversation I had with Helen Lewis last night dovetailed nicely with a couple of stories this morning. Essentially, the conversation … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Foreplay, afterplay and fedoras

Content note; contains explicit references to sex and BDSM The brilliant Stavvers did five minutes of delicious mockery of some fedora wearing fuckwit who, this week, published a guide to … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gang Rape and Consent; An open letter to Mary Honeyball

This post discusses v graphically being raped, please exercise self-care.  I have been avoiding the story of the woman who has been gang raped by village elders in India. As … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 17 Comments

Lost on the road to appropriation

There are certain buzz words and phrases that make me uncomfortable. Cultural appropriation is one of them. This article illustrates my point perfectly. As it happens, some Kanji script is … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The risk matrix

This article in the Independent gives me cause to revisit some old thoughts about the way in which normative behaviour gives rise to new paraphilias. Here’s a definition of paraphilia … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sorry is not the hardest word.

So today according to one commentator on Radio 5 undead the lib dems are “lobbing hand grenades” at each other over the suspension of Lord Rennard. His defenders are insisting … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Sunday Sermon; Listening over time

This week there have been three court cases that have not made the news as much as might have been expected, perhaps after the Saville revelations people have reached a … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

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