The Increasing Price of Millennial Motherhood – Katy Preen – Medium

The Increasing Price of Millennial Motherhood – Katy Preen – Medium

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.

Why do 30 year-olds keep getting ID’d in Britain? – Katy Preen – Medium

Why do 30 year-olds keep getting ID’d in Britain? – Katy Preen – Medium

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.

Can You Marry Your Way Out Of Poverty? – Katy Preen – Dialogue & Discourse

Can You Marry Your Way Out Of Poverty? – Dialogue & Discourse – Medium

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.

How Tommy Robinson Exploited Fear over Facts to Gain Influence – Katy Preen – Medium

How Tommy Robinson Exploited Fear over Facts to Gain Influence

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.

The Real Myth of Male Power – Katy Preen – Medium

The Real Myth of Male Power – Katy Preen – Medium

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.

Unreasonable Doubt – Katy Preen – Medium

Unreasonable Doubt – Katy Preen – Medium

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.

It Is Men, Not Women, Making False Allegations About Rape – Katy Preen – Medium

It Is Men, Not Women, Making False Allegations About Rape

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.

Brexit: WTO to WTF? – Katy Preen – Medium

Brexit: WTO to WTF? – Katy Preen – Medium

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

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.”

Just Admit That You Hate Fat People – Katy Preen – Medium

Just Admit That You Hate Fat People – Katy Preen – Medium

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.

Of Fish and Bicycles – why we do sometimes need a man in our lives

Of Fish and Bicycles – why we do sometimes need a man in our lives

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.