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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

The tyranny of perfection

There is a conventional narrative around BDSM, in which the submissive is brought to a recognition and understanding of their innermost desires. It may have a slight air of “twueness” … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Insurgent politics

I’ve stayed out of the debate about Europe. It’s a pig wrestle, and, like all pig wrestles, everyone ends up covered in shit but the pigs are quite happy with … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

A guide to legal models so simple even swerfs can understand it.

Since the long awaited report on the impact of the criminalization of sex work by Amnesty came out the usual suspects have been spreading the usual dishonest disinformation. Amnesty looked … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Othering and medicalization

According to a group of American therapists who turned up in my timeline tonight, Donald Trump is suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. Disorders are not diseases. Disorders¬† can only exist … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Media misdeeds

Imagine what it takes to be a journalist these days. It’s the FA Cup final; Manchester United are going to win their first trophy since the departure of Sir Alex … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit and bigots

I had the not uncommon experience this morning of being called a bigot for not liking racists. Its a feature now of political discourse where the language of non discrimination … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Property porn and the Labour right

Now before we start let me just throw out an idea, that there’s a PhD to be had in mapping and comparing the locations of properties featured in HomesUnder The … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Performance redefined

I mused on whether to post this, its not after all a poetry blog. It is however a blog which is founded on a relationship between two people, which looks … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

The pleasures and perils of urinals

You stand there, determined not to shuffle your feet. You pretend it’s perfectly normal to be shoulder to shoulder with three or four other men, cock out, not looking down. … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Guardian’s love affair with parish councils

The Guardian’s love affair with parish councils continues. Accordig to the Guardian, in a masterpiece of narrow focus journalism, ‘there are now a total of five urban parish councils.’ This … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

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