Articles by: Serpentskirt
A writer in the British metropole

by / on December 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm / in Body, Psychology

Edge of the Unknown

This is an article about self-harming, from someone who regularly self-harms. The point of this article is to try and explain why I do it, what it means for me and how I see a future for myself without harming. This is a long history, and I will be graphic, and if you’re too much of a wuss to listen, for whatever reason, […]

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by / on January 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm / in Britain/England/UK, Country, Culture, Current Events, Government, Media, News, Politics, Psychology, Society

No Rights from Wrongs

As has predictably happened, the entire debate about gun control has spiralled into the realm of farce and lies, with the Sandy Hook massacre now long forgotten. The issue has shifted away from the murder of innocent children and the saturation of American society and culture with guns and violence and now onto a pretentious ‘argument’ about the Second Amendment, […]

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:10 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Media, News, Politics, Psychology, Society

Dirt to Dirt

What other reaction are we supposed to experience when learning of the atrocity committed in Connecticut on Friday? When an event occurs such as the one that took the lives of 27 people at an elementary school just after morning class had started, and when a situation exists that practically mandates for these massacres to happen, why are we surprised? The only […]

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by / on November 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm / in Body, Culture, Entertainment, Gender, Media, Psychology, Sexuality, Society

Imposter Boy

I don’t know about you but I am sick and tired of our culture’s definition of ‘Man’. Look around at all the men on posters and billboards, in music videos and movies, in books and magazines, and what do you see? One of two portrayals: either the men are rippling Supermen with the body of a Greek sculpture, their every […]

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by / on November 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm / in Censorship, Country, Current Events, Government, Media, Politics, Prejudice, Society

Lifeless in Gaza

A few days ago Israel began yet another systematic campaign of destruction against Gaza. Israel has always been ‘at war’ with the Palestinian citizens trapped in the enclaves of Gaza and the West Bank, but since Israeli settlers moved away from the Gaza Strip in 2005 there has been an increasingly violent campaign focused specifically on the 1.7 million people […]

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by / on September 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm / in Country, Culture, Entertainment, Government, Movie/film reviews, Music / Bands, Politics, Society, Sports, Theater

É o jeitinho brasileiro

… in a nutshell, Brazil, and virtually every other country in Latin America, is a thriving, living, breathing community steeped in natural and social beauty, with an irrepressible spirit and admirable strength of will and determination to be the masters of their own destiny.

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by / on September 14, 2012 at 9:28 am / in Britain/England/UK, Country, Culture, Government, Media, Politics, Society

A Real Imagined Community

The Paralympics have finished, the euphoria has died down, and the weather is quickly getting colder. After one of the most blistering, enjoyable and exhausting Olympic/Paralympic games in modern history, this small island is fast reverting back to the status quo and hurriedly forgetting this extremely brief diversion. In Britain it is September, which means the beginning of the latest education cycle, […]

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by / on August 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm / in Britain/England/UK, Celebrities, Country, Culture, Current Events, Entertainment, Gender, Government, Media, News, Society, Sports, Uncategorized

This Year’s Olympics

Any foreigner in Britain in 2012 must think the country was going through another world war. The amount of jingoism, flag-waving, anthem singing and hyperbole spilling out of the national media has gone into overdrive, suddenly proclaiming this country to be the ‘greatest country ever’, a claim that hasn’t been exercised with such arrogant emphasis for the best part of a […]

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by / on August 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Government, Politics, Prejudice, Psychology, Society

The People It’s OK To Ignore

Class warfare has been acknowledged as the driving force behind political and economic policy by the 99% for years now, explicitly so since the Occupy movement was founded last year.

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by / on August 11, 2012 at 10:04 am / in Britain/England/UK, Culture, Education, Gender, Government, Media, Philosophy, Prejudice, Psychology, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

Mr. Mulberry

I am one of those unusual anomalies you find when thinking of political and ideological combinations: a male feminist. I proudly follow and support feminist voices, organisations, individuals and legislation in Britain, as well as the international feminist movements (such as increasing awareness of the Republican Party’s war on women, a literal and mainstream example of the inherent misogyny of […]

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