TERFs: you can’t have a dialogue with people who despise what you are

I wonder what goes on in the mind of any woman who prints transphobic – specifically M2F transphobic stickers – to post publicly around a city. How aggressive. How hateful. What a masterclass in taking the worst of the patriarchy – cruelty, oppression, violence, mockery, contempt – and making it your own, after centuries of … Read moreTERFs: you can’t have a dialogue with people who despise what you are

Love and loneliness: drop the need

I see posts by people desperate to find love as if another person will complete them and provide meaning to their lives that they don’t perceive themselves as having when they are on their own. And when I say ‘on their own’ they would call it alone and lonely. This is absolutely the wrong approach … Read moreLove and loneliness: drop the need

Genderqueer, an introduction

genderqueer flag

People get confused by the wealth of gender identities people identify as today, from trans to genderqueer to non-binary, bigender, trigender and pangender, or having no gender at all. For some, the response is to scoff at the very idea there might be more than just male and female; they might use dehumanising language and … Read moreGenderqueer, an introduction

Boris Johnson: an intelligent, calculating racist

The UK is heading for multiple systemic failures when Brexit happens in March next year. The perfect shitstorm. The NHS, social care, local authorities, all starved of cash and resources since 2010; foreign workers driven away from the NHS, social care, agriculture and construction; a faulty-by-design benefits system, Universal Credit; and, an unprecedented food and … Read moreBoris Johnson: an intelligent, calculating racist

Brexshit: don’t worry, the unicorns will save us all

The Brexshit Unicorn

I see government representatives such as Jeremy C-sorry, Hunt are again, same as every day, bringing out the unicorns to line them up along the cliffs of Dover, ready to ensure with a sprinkle of fairy glitter that it will be business as usual from B-Day (yes, there’s a double meaning there, as in bidet, … Read moreBrexshit: don’t worry, the unicorns will save us all

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Responsible citizens vote for justice and care.

Just seen for, like, the 100th time, a petition doing the rounds to get fibromyalgia recognised as a disability in the UK. It’s the very essence of time-wasting and pointless because fibro is already a recognised disability. The problem is, the DWP treats every disability differently from person to person, allowing them to deny benefits … Read moreX marks a responsible citizen

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