In my work, I collaborate with people of all ages, and I just so happened to be sat with a group of older people at a business social this week (Christmas is coming, and the party season has begun!). Funnily enough, we got on to talking about Millennial problems - because their children fall into the older end of that category.
CN: This post contains historical images that you will almost certainly find offensive. I t’s that time of year again - the time when the tabloids go wild about refugee children arriving in the UK and using our resources / claiming our benefits / stealing our jobs [delete as appropriate].
It’s not because of our youthful looks. Many places in the UK operate a “Challenge 25” policy to ensure that under-18s aren’t buying alcohol and other restricted goods, but it’s a policy that frequently comes under fire for its indiscriminate application and high rate of false positives.
Tory MP Michael Tomlinson has faced derision over comments he made to the House of Commons over the relationship stability of different socioeconomic groups. Or to put it bluntly: Rich people get married and stay together, but poor people do not. We can all see the inference being made here, and it’s obviously not that simple.
T he semicolon is my favourite punctuation mark. There’s nothing that screams “I WENT TO UNIVERSITY, YOU KNOW” more than this one grammatical tool, and being the first person from my family to go to university, I’m pretty damn proud of that.
We need to look at the facts. The facts of the original case, the facts in the case against Yaxley-Lennon, and the facts of his strategy for turning people against their own communities. Twenty men were on trial for various sexual offences against fifteen girls.
Me and my partner just had a long conversation about whether it’s acceptable to work in unethical jobs, say as a journalist for the Daily Mail or as an engineer for an arms manufacturer.
Ever since the #MeToo movement went big, there have been articles written in support of women’s rights and bodily autonomy, starting off with the criticisms of flagrant instances of sexual impropriety, and becoming more incisive and strident on the way to condemning widespread and endemic disrespect and hatred for women.
There’s been a recent case in the UK over allegations made against a teacher for serious professional misconduct. This case was heard by a professional conduct panel, and also in the criminal courts. These two bodies serve different purposes and have different processes.
I came home late last night to begin work on one of my other articles, briefly stopping to greet my boyfriend before he went back to his stuff and I started mine. He was in the lounge, and the study…
Anyone with an internet connection will know about the deep-seated insecurities of cis white men expressed as an uncontrollable rage over the appearance of women, POCs and other minorities in “their” media.
CN: rape, the legal system. R ape is a notoriously difficult crime to prosecute. While victims often come forward with credible testimonies and physical evidence, proof of breached consent is far harder to obtain. We know that a whopping 94% of rapes do not get the justice they deserve, and we don’t seem to be any closer to a solution.
T rolls. They’re everywhere, right? More so on Twitter than on Facebook, but they’re a part of life on Reddit and other forums that I will not name for fear of giving them yet more unnecessary publicity. But you know what I mean, some places are to trolls what a flame is to a moth.
Last weekend, the BBC reported from the Conservative Party Conference on details of a policy to end low-skilled migration for jobs that pay less than £50,000/pa. This is confusing for a number of reasons, but if taken to its extreme (which the Tories almost certainly will do) it is very, very bad.
There’s a lot of talk among Good Men™ at the moment regarding so-called false allegations. So-called because a lot of these allegations labelled as false actually turn out to be true. We know that the false reporting of rape occurs in around 2% to 8% of cases, the same as for other crimes.
May’s announcement on Brexit negotiations last Friday was much awaited. Scheduled for 1.45pm, it ran about 15 minutes behind schedule because “there was no power in №10” (you don’t say). Humour aside, this was an extremely important speech. With only 6 months until the deadline for an agreement on leaving the EU, we were expecting something big.
The Slow Train: The Importance Of Parliamentary Rail Services, Defiant Survivors Of The Beeching Axe. | The Prole Star
“No more will I go to Blandford Forum and MortehoeOn the slow train from Midsomer Norton and Mumby Road.No churns, no porter, no cat on a seatAt Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chester-le-Street.We won’t be meeting againOn the Slow Train.”
The Importance Of Parliamentary Rail Services, Defiant Survivors Of The Beeching Axe. “No more will I go to Blandford Forum and MortehoeOn the slow train from Midsomer Norton and Mumby Road.No churns, no porter, no cat on a seatAt Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chester-le-Street.We won’t be meeting againOn the Slow Train.”
I use the railway frequently, even more so since moving out to the leafy suburbs. But Great Britain has some serious problems with its railways at the moment, notably so with the operator in my area, Northern Rail. There’s strike action that has been going on for months over keeping guards on trains.
Some time ago I wrote about the supposed balance between public health messages and fat acceptance. I say it’s a supposed balance because the two things aren’t actually at odds with each other. But, as happens so often, this argument has reared its monstrously ugly head again and we need to address it.
In 1996 Guinness released their iconic “Fish on a Bicycle” advert, playing on the feminist slogan that “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”. Advertising of alcoholic beverages in the UK is complicated, because there are so many restrictions on what can and can’t be shown in marketing material.
In this game you play a monarch on a quest to keep their crown safe while exploring a new land and building a settlement. The landscape contains trees, streams, and these weird portals that contain a link to a sinister alien world (you want to avoid these).