Category Archives: Contemplations

Aha!

I’ve finally worked it out. It’s a clever conspiracy to halt the exponential increase in the stupid population of the West! This is how it works: Use the media to create a generation of boys who gasp in horror at … Continue reading

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Weltschmerz

I received an email from a friend a while ago saying: “Whoops. A student cried in my lecture today because the world is so unfair and we can’t change it. We were only doing the media representation of crime but … Continue reading

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Learning to listen

I haven’t been writing lately. I’ve been reading the Internet too much again and I’m not sure why, but for the last few months my brain has not been processing the data I’ve been inputting effectively enough to produce any … Continue reading

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Why I support the ‘No More Page 3’ Campaign

When I was a young girl – several thousand years ago – I was heart-clenchingly embarrassed by the newsagent top shelves and their smear of pouting, arching, private female flesh. I’d been taught that sex was a special, intimate thing … Continue reading

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In Defence of Masculinity

When I was studying for my degree I discovered that gender is a social construct made up by an oppressive society to keep women in the kitchen, men out of high heels and everyone spending all their money on hob … Continue reading

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The Shirk Ethic

Son 2’s lovely 18 year old girlfriend just found herself a full-time job. This, of course, is great news when so many young people are genuinely struggling to get themselves onto the employment ladder. So I was evidently all-kinds-of-wrong when … Continue reading

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Democratic Despair

I’ve been reading the Internet again. If I’ve told myself once, I’ve told myself a thousand times that it isn’t good for me, but I still do it. I forget. I drift into this fantasy world in which the Internet/Earth … Continue reading

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