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JK Rowling, trans activism and the toxicity of social media bubbles

On 10th June 2020, JK Rowling, the famous author of the most successful children’s book series of all time, wrote an essay on her website to try and counter some of the hatred she has been receiving from trans activists, … Continue reading

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Don’t knock social media campaigns

Yesterday, it was brought to the world’s attention that it was exactly one year since more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram. This outrage took the social media … Continue reading

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Why so-called “Islamic State” won’t be stopped by bombs and drone strikes

The sad death of Kayla Mueller¬†at the hands of the so-called Islamic State brings the death toll of IS hostages to an alarming level. I am aware that IS are claiming that she died in a Jordanian air strike, but … 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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The row over LEGO’s new “friends” range for girls

You may have read in the papers or online recently about a very public social media backlash against LEGO and it’s decision to bring out a new range “for girls”, called LEGO Friends. ¬†The range features new style “girly” figures, … Continue reading

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