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Author Archives: jemima2016

How did we get here?

It is a year since the brexit vote, and the country feels angrier, and more divided than ever. Even before the vote we saw how deep the division was, with … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Someone tell Farron he was not born this way

So after an election campaign when Tim Farron’s views on queer people followed him around, like a bad queerphobic smell he has now resigned. It is not uncommon for leaders … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Reasons to be Cheerful

First things first, those who know more than me about polls tell me the chances of a Labour victory on Thursday are zero. The chances of a minority or hung … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Searching for Utopia

I read this piece on Utopias by Valery North with interest. It has been a while since someone thought they were being clever with the “would sex work exist in … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Does Jeremy read this blog?

Two years ago Carter and I wrote about the things Labour wasn’t talking about, and that we thought they needed to. I lamented that the party who had stood in … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

On the leather bed

As has been said, this is an overheard conversation in a pub, where perhaps you strain your ears, maybe to work out if the woman just came from a whispered … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Trafficking all the way to the bank

For a long time now those who actually know about the sex industry, sex workers, reputable researchers, health workers, have had to compete with the trafficking myths. Our voices have … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 7 Comments

Just say yes

One of the various strands of twitter I follow is D/s porn, where pictures are recaptioned. Before anyone complains about pic-stealing may I suggest you see if you are following … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nazis and Nazagul

The aim of this post is to discuss the lessons we can learn about resistance to fascism from the Lord of the Rings. Even before I start I know there … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inauguration Day

There is an urban myth that George Washington was offered the monarchy of America, and turned it down, to become the first president. Watching now the bizarre event called “inauguration” … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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