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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

By their internet lists shall you know them

John Rentoul, who is better known as a craven apologist for Blairism, has been plugging, this weekend, his list of over-rated sixties bands, first published in 2013. Like John’s politics, … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bad Women Matter

One of my least favourite slogans of all time is “no bad whores, just bad laws” or its variant, “no bad women, just bad laws”. The latter doesn’t even have … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Closure of Eaves – another nail in the coffin for the women’s sector? – Eaves, supporting vulnerable women who have experienced violence

Source: Closure of Eaves – another nail in the coffin for the women’s sector? – Eaves, supporting vulnerable women who have experienced violence I’ve lost track of how many times … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

‘Tory feminists’ like me are being bullied and silenced by left-wing socialists | Voices | The Independent

During my time at university, I joined the feminist society. No big deal, you might think – but you’d be wrong. My membership, as a centre-right self-identifying crusader for gender … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Roll out the red carpet.

Disability, from a number of perspectives is something both Carter and I have written about and experienced. As with so many things our lives are intersecting Venn diagrams which may … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 6 Comments


If anything distinguishes the last decade of my life compared to what went before, it’s been the pursuit of patience. Patience is not a virtue for me; it’s a self … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Greer, Dawkins, Zombies and Dinosaurs.

this is a space where we invite people to tell us their truths, if however your truth is that trans women are not women, dont bother commenting. This weekend the … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 11 Comments

Roles and identities

If life is a journey, then one of the ways you know you’re travelling is probably that the view changes. Given my inclination, I’d hope that my journey would be … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

The decline of the BBC

This morning Teresa May’s advisors trailed a speech accusing four police forces, including Durham, of having no black officers. WIthin a couple of hours the Durham PCC was on BBC … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

You don’t have to be trans to be an ally against transphobia | Owen Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian

According to Owen Jones, Will Young’s video about trans suffering has its flaws, but social change always entails building alliances. It’s been a good week in the Guardian for people … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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