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Decision Making With Lionel Shriver

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12 April 2015

Knowing the right thing to do is something that I have been thinking about a lot recently. This isn’t so much a moral musing, more my thoughts on decision making. One only gets one life, and of course we want to do the best we can with it, but how can you know whether you… Read More ›

My First Classic Club Spin

I am ashamed. Apart from having fallen very behind with my blogging and reading in general, I have never participated in a Classics Club Spin. I have intended to naturally, but never quite got round to it. This effort is particularly up to the wire – being as the number will be posted today, but… Read More ›

My First Car Boot Sale

So, today I did my first car boot sale to raise money for my charity challenge. Having laboriously sorted through all my stuff and availed myself of some of my friends’ offshoots, my and my long suffering Stephen trekked to Alwoodley ready to sell it all for a very reasonable price. Sadly, Alwoodley did not… Read More ›

Fight With Debate, Not Nudity

As I write this I am sitting at my laptop incandescent with rage. I found Emma Watson’s He For She speech such an inspirational and effective argument for gender equality. It countered the man hating image of feminism and brought up a point that is often forgotten, namely that gender inequality hurts men too. Yes,… Read More ›

That’s Life? F&*k Off.

Just a quickie, but yesterday this article gave me pause for thought http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11109845/Why-arent-the-British-middle-classes-staging-a-revolution. In many ways, this article isn’t saying anything new, at least not to me. The excuse of ‘that’s just the way things are’ or ‘that’s life’ is really overused when it comes to politics, the economy and all that sort of shizzle…. Read More ›

Female Masturbation. Why not?

Female masturbation was a topic of conversation this week for two reasons. The first is that Good Housekeeping did a test of sex toys. The second was a discussion as to how parents should approach the idea of masturbation with their daughters. I feel like this was on Woman’s Hour, but to be honest I… Read More ›

Are We A Christian Country? David Cameron Thinks So

This Easter our brave leader has announced that Britain is still a Christian country. In fact he has said so repeatedly. Unfortunately for him, some British people, including Philip Pullman and Terry Pratchett, disagree and have written an open letter to this effect. Moreover, they believe that him saying so has negative consequences for politics… Read More ›

Internet Exhibitionism

What I’m thinking about this week is pony play. ‘Who isn’t?’, I hear you cry. Not just any pony play of course, but this specific pony play, brought to us by some show called My Strange Addiction, which I have never watched. This YouTube video was brought to my attention by some friends of mine… Read More ›

Woman’s Hour Game Changers

Today was the Woman’s Hour Game Changer list. Basically this is women who have changed the game this year in one way or another. A lot of the women on the list were working on things to do with feminism or women’s issues in one way or another. I felt very proud listening to it…. Read More ›

Everything Will Be OK

Last week I was insanely busy. When I say insanely, I really mean it. I have worked for a least a portion of every day including weekends for the last couple of weeks and this weekend I pretty much did a full day. During the week I worked most evenings, and while I am happy… Read More ›