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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

Property propaganda and data

Jem wrote brilliantly a couple of days ago about the half witted example a member of the armed forces used to illustrate data matching as an intelligence practice. The first … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

10 things you didn’t know about Operation London Bridge

Operation London Bridge is Buckingham Palace’s code for the slick, smooth running operation that will mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. The Guardian published a lengthy … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hamfisted Corbyn strikes again

Jeremy Corbyn’s tax return is a mess of a story, and with the characteristic¬† clumsiness that defines his leadership Jeremy Corbyn has turned an open goal into an own goal. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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