Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dealing with misogyny – the REAL issue heaves into view

I am going to start this with a massive heart out to Jane Martinson, Guardian Women’s Editor, for her patience and trust. Today’s piece in the Guardian Life and Style section, on dealing with online misogyny, follows a rather less … Continue reading

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Breaking news: the Greek trans community has had enough

After months of harassment and abuse at the hands of the Greek police, members of the Greek transgender community last night decided they had had enough. Details of what happened are still emerging. However, from contacts with the Greek Transgender … Continue reading

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Stand your ground: patriarchal conflict resolution

If you’ve ever watched two (drunk) guys squaring up to one another in the pub, you’ll know all that you need to know about US law. Foreign policy, too, I suspect. And if, like me, you think testosterone-fuelled posturing is … Continue reading

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Dangerous humour

Now, stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Or rather, please don’t, because i really am not in the habit of telling bad sub-Manning sexist jokes. But on this occasion there is a point to doing so. But if … Continue reading

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CPS view on the McNally case

This is produced mostly as public service for anyone wishing to write about the topic…and please, if you’re a journo and in the process of writing about this issue, feel free to confirm with the CPS that this is indeed … Continue reading

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On gendering

I have referred to Justine McNally on occasion as “she”. I have also written of their alter-ego, Scott, as “he”. Mostly, i have tried to avoid either – but over a string of posts and pieces it is not easy … Continue reading

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Watch out wanky men! The law is coming…to get you

No, honestly. Its true. Or at least, in my humble layperson sort of brain, putting together recent legal rulings and working out what they ought to mean in a rational world, that feels like the right sort of conclusion. Online … Continue reading

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