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 October 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm / in Britain/England/UK, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Society

Irish Survey Reveals Shockingly High Risk of Suicide Among Trans* People

Follow more from this author on Facebook here: Faith McLay A recent survey by the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland revealed rather horrifying numbers: 78 percent of respondents said they had considered suicide; 63 percent within the past year. Nearly 40 percent had attempted suicide at some point in their lives, and of these 40 percent — almost three quarters […]

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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 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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by / on June 13, 2012 at 11:34 am / in Art, Body, Britain/England/UK, Country, Culture, Psychology, Society

Tat’s Life

Tattoos are one of the very few creative acts you can do completely independently: poems can go unpublished, paintings unsold, music unbought, films unwatched, but tattoos are instant and permanent works of art that can be added to, erased, reconfigured and redrawn an infinite number of times

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by / on May 29, 2012 at 8:17 am / in Britain/England/UK, Country, Culture, Government, Media, News, Politics, Psychology, Society

Retro in the Extreme

America’s government may be deeply infiltrated and corrupted by big business, but Britain’s system does not even have the coherent artifice of accountable and electable government.

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by / on May 17, 2012 at 1:51 am / in Britain/England/UK, Current Events, Media, Petitions & Organizing, Sexuality, Society

IDAHO: International Day Against Homophobia/Biphobia & Transphobia

By that time a new campaign had been launched calling for a universal decriminalization of homosexuality, and by May 17th 2006 it had attracted support from several Nobel Prize winners

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by / on May 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm / in Body, Britain/England/UK, Culture, Current Events, Entertainment, Media, Miscellaneous, Relationships, Science, Sexuality, The Pen Prostitute, Uncategorized

Sex With Robots

Speaking of orgasm (that’s what this is all about anyway, right?) in a recent sex study researchers found that some women can bring themselves to orgasm just by thinking about it.

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by / on April 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm / in Britain/England/UK, Country, Current Events, Education, Government, Media, Miscellaneous, News, Old News, Politics, Society

The Lamest Duck

Since our government has no fixed term of office (unlike most civilised nations), Cameron can push back his termination of office to 2015, but how he could ever rescue the possibility of re-election seems non-existent. (I say ‘re-election’ for sake of argument; the reality is no one voted for this Frankenstein’s monster of a government.)

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