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Monthly Archives: August, 2015

They shoot dinosaurs dont they?

Content note for mention of rape and victim blaming Chrissie Hynde is in the news after saying some pretty terrible things about victims of rape. It doesn’t take a degree … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

A natural woman?

This is a post I have started, and abandoned many times. Partially because the last thing the world needs is another think piece on trans people, and partly because I … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Condemned out of their own mouths

We’ve written before about Kids Co and its charismatic, needy leader. Here, for instance. And here. Now the BBC have got hold of a rather revealing document about Kids Co … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Schrodinger’s Whores

As sex workers we occupy a strange indeterminate status, which can switch at any moment according to the position (or rather the politics) of the observer, just like the eponymous … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tears and smiles

I promised Jem I would do seven days of blogs about me and my world, not the Labour Party. Not because I thought she objected to me banging on about … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

The power of relationships

If you have any contact with the kind of training run by and for evangelical Christians (think Steve Chalke or Sticky Faith) you will hear a lot about relational Christianity. … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Sense8 Generation.

Who are you? Its a chant of a football mob, a simple request and a challenging question to some of us. Most people know me as Jem, its been my name … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Seeking division

One of the undoubted talents of the Blairites was their ability to seek binary cleavages in their rhetoric,and to claim possession of the progressive side of the debate. Consider this … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Values and variables

John Cruddas has gone public on his view that Labour should, in his words, stop patronizing socially conservative working class people. We have heard this argument in the Labour Party … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A free lesson in framing for New Labour

New Labour, the rump of the organization Blair won with, need a few lessons in how to frame a debate. Either that, or like John Cruddas’s survey about ‘living within … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

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