Tag Archives: media

The challenge of reverse sexism

I was watching “The Voice UK” on Saturday night, the second episode of the battle rounds. Whilst enjoying the amazing performances from all of the competitors, something stuck in my craw. The battle between Jake and Stephen was amazing, with … Continue reading

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The new wave of misogyny and sexism

Recently, I read this excellent piece by Alison Graham in the Radio Times, lambasting sexism in advertisements. Then my parents passed on this little gem by Michael Hogan from The Observer a week or so ago. Sexism is alive and well, … Continue reading

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Rolf Harris and unreliable memories

I have to admit that, as a survivor of child abuse and a victim of groping in my teens, I was really pleased to see Rolf Harris convicted and given a prison sentence last week. Every time this happens, it … Continue reading

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Equal marriage – equal but different

On 29th March 2014, equal marriage entered the statute books in England and Wales. I am using the word “equal” here advisedly, as I have had just about enough of it being called “gay marriage” or “same-sex marriage” in the … Continue reading

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The ridiculousness of market fluctuations

Yesterday, I listened with interest to Ed Milliband’s speech at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. In case you’ve been outside the news bubble for the last 24 hours or so, he stated that, if the Labour Party were to … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus and THAT performance

I’m not going to write much about this, as I think the excellent blogger and journalist, Emily Heist-Moss, has said it all here. However, here is what I will say. I just watched the video of Miley’s performance with my … Continue reading

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“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke – joke or dangerous?

Yesterday, my sister drew my attention to this video on YouTube. Watch it all the way through, if you can bear it. My sister works as a therapist, counselling children and young adults. She views this song as one of … Continue reading

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Keith Sharpe from Changing Attitudes Sussex interviews Reverend Steve Chalke

Today, I was emailed this article, which includes an interview with Reverend Steve Chalke (see photo, left), who has been a very vocal conservative evangelical opponent of homosexuality based on biblical teachings. Recently, he has very publicly stated that he … Continue reading

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Teaching girls to fight is not the best solution

Today, I happened to view this video on Facebook. What an awesome little girl, right? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200228146483319 It was posted onto my News Feed by one of the many small campaigning groups I belong to on Facebook. All of these groups … Continue reading

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My body image journey and a call to women everywhere

At a time when we have some women willingly mutilating their feet so that they can fit into the latest shoe fashion, whilst at the same time there is a growing movement that seeks to empower women and make them love … Continue reading

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