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Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Boris, you’re a wanker

According to Boris Johnson, a man who does a sketchy, sometimes almost plausible imitation of a politician, jihadis are wankers. So am I Boris. I am so convinced of the … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 4 Comments

It isn’t asking the question, it’s hearing the answer.

Content Note for sexual assault and consensual BDSM  In my first week at university I, like thousands of other freshers went to a party, and got drunk. This was an official party, … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 6 Comments

Whataboutery and narcissism

There are three kinds of whataboutery. The first is actually useful. Imagine, for instance, someone saying ‘The NHS doesn’t do enough for people with X.’ Someone else says, ‘Yes, and … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The sunday sermon; I wish they were dead

we live in a culture that prizes extreme emotions, and all to often judges the harm that has been done to someone by their inability to cope afterwards. Sadly whilst … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

A gay school?

Tara Hewitt, a woman of no fixed intellectual abode, (something of her meandering journey towards self-importance is recounted here) is campaigning against the suggestion that there should be specific educational … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Green Party need to drop Rupert Read by, like, yesterday: An open letter to the Green Party

Originally posted on Another angry woman:
Content note: This post discusses transmisogyny Dear Green Party, Look, I’m an anarchist, and voting isn’t something I do any more. But sometimes, I…

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Form, Function and Gender.

It seems to be the week for people who work at colleges formerly known as World of Carpets to make me roll my eyes on twitter. The week started with … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 10 Comments

Good night deirdre, you should have gone with Mike.

Content note domestic violence. The death of Anne Kirkbride made me think very clearly of my childhood, where coronation street was as close as we came to any regular religious … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

No more page 3, part three

In which Carter gets in on the Page 3 act, two years ago. Page Three girls used to be celebrities. They used to be famous, glamorous, and able to make … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

No more page 3, part two

Here’s another superb blog Jem wrote about page 3 two years ago. So there has been a certain amount of glee at the fact Rupert Murdoch has suggested he may … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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