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Rape is not rare, and neither are women who lie about it.

It still gets me annoyed on a weekly basis – that people cannot expand their minds wider than a crack in a door to see that both parts of this headline statement are true. In “my corner” – I have … Continue reading

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Mansplaining – a loser’s guide.

A look behind the phrase: “Mansplaining”… You must have heard of the word by now – even if my spellchecker hasn’t… During a lecture at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, California, Rebecca Solnit, author of an essay called  “Men explain things … Continue reading

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Farewell Big Pete, my fellow man.

The not at all short lived, international, Men’s AntiSexist Newsletter. I met Pete Six properly in Chapter 2 cinema, Cardiff when we both attended a relaunch meeting of the Cardiff Men’s Group,  it was the autumn of 1980, and it was … Continue reading

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Riots, Race, Rape and Right wing takes.

What are riots for? What are the root causes? Which groups in society gain and which lose from riot stories? “What have we got to gain?…Man, we’ got nothing left to lose!” Since the SCROTUS mentioned “what happened last night … Continue reading

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Lies, Jokes and Nazis

Phrases or words you may have heard… “Alt Right”, “Post Truth”, voter suppression, and now, “Heil Trump” and Neo Nazis. Like many people I treated much of Trump’s campaign as a joke – a bad taste joke – but nevertheless, all approached … Continue reading

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The Church of England: Sod bless you.

A Bishop coming out as Gay has highlighted, once again, the muddled and inhumane thinking of the Church of England (other insane church’s rules are available). The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he knew he was bestowing the famous … Continue reading

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Blair would have smashed them to pieces!

It’s probably true – the Blair Brown party of the year 2000 would have, if now the opposition, made total mincemeat of the mess that the Tories have made of trying to be politicians in the face of an EU blunder … Continue reading

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How easy it is to tire of trying for equality.

I have taken a risk on twitter… I have had the temerity to wonder why someone could be so sure that Amnesty International was utterly wrong. Not just any old Amnesty International issue – that of sex workers, and how … Continue reading

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Duncan Smith’s hell hole and Ken Loach.

Ken Loach has won the Palme D’or at Cannes for his film, “I Daniel Blake”, that savages the government’s austerity policies and the benefits system in particular – Not sure I am going to be able to relax and see it… … Continue reading

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Bias?…in the entertainment news?

There is an ongoing debate about the nature of bias in the news. Some people actually believe that their favourite news source (paper, TV channel, web site) is not biased – that it has some objectivity. Others know that this … Continue reading

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