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Two windows

The Queens Speech is often just a matter of political theatre; a chance for the Fancy Dress Wing of British government to have a good day out. This year, for … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

10 hot takes to be going on with

Theresa May has just, at a stroke, rehabilitated the reputations of Tory leaders as rancidly bad as Ted Heath and Ian Duncan Smith. For the Tories this is a moment … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thinking it through

My brilliant accomplice in blogging lifted the veil a little on our private dystopia that we have shared over a period of time. She linked that world, a world of … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cycling’s structural problems

Jem forwarded an article to me about black cyclists’ experience of cycling. It was fascinating, but in my opinion missed the point. I’m a cyclist. I pass as white, I’m … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Queerness and categories

We have, with some happiness, returned to our filthy roots on this blog in the last ten days. In the process I’ve been thinking about our unashamed queerness, and what … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The final word on Rachel Dolezal

There’s a great, almost overly generous interview with Rachel Dolezal here. For new readers who wonder why I’m fascinated and repelled by Dolezal, this old blog might help you understand. … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Team sex

As I may have mentioned, my co-author and myself have had a bit of an adventure this week, and we’re still rather smiley about it. The rules of this blog … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maundy musings

As regular readers of this blog will know, its precursor was a blog that was much more about sex. We began each sex post we wrote with a variation on … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Oh the stigma of school dinners

Apparently, according to twitterati who know, the reason why poor families don’t take up school dinners is ‘stigma’. Ending charging for school dinners will, apparently,  take away the stigma. Really? … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Vera and the hooligans

No, not that Vera. Not the one with the church bazaar dress sense, the tourist board approved shots of Northumberland and this year’s winner of the Robson Green Memorial Award … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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