Happily Ever After? – Katy Preen – Medium

Happily Ever After? – Katy Preen – Medium

Marriage laws in the UK have been evolving since marriages first started being officiated by the Church, in the 12th Century. The 20th Century in particular brought numerous updates to the statute to make marriage more equal and reflective of society’s expectations and needs. But there are still some anachronistic terms and conditions, particularly regarding divorce.

SpyCops in Lush shops divides public opinion – The Meteor

SpyCops in Lush shops divides public opinion – The Meteor

Lush made a bold move with their recent #SpyCops campaign – bold enough to enrage a section of the public who saw the campaign as an attack on the integrity of all police officers. This pressure eventually led to some #Spycops window displays being taken down – which proves they hit a nerve, but perhaps not the one they intended.

Geometry and Vocabulary – No, Cis Isn’t a Slur | Medium

Geometry and Vocabulary – no, “cis” isn’t a slur – Katy Preen – Medium

WARNING: in this post I discuss homophobia, transphobia and some weird shit about seagulls. Look away now if you’re ornithophobic - shit, too late! Because I’m no doubt going to get grilled on my credentials, I identify as non-binary, and I usually read as a gay man or a gay woman, so I dunno, maybe I’m performing something like how non-binary’s supposed to look.

Too Much Information – why we say “I have a boyfriend” when we don’t | Medium

Too Much Information – why we say “I have a boyfriend” when we don’t

There cannot be a woman on the planet that has never claimed to have a boyfriend when trying to escape the clutches of a would-be suitor that we have no interest in. Why do we do this? Because simply saying that we’re not interested doesn’t work - it turns into a negotiation or a fight.

Power Dynamics and Informed Consent | Medium

Power Dynamics and Informed Consent – Katy Preen – Medium

In February this year, Monica Lewinsky spoke about her #MeToo moment, regarding her relationship with then-president Bill Clinton. She views the dynamics of that relationship in a different light now, both in terms of how in control she felt of her actions and participation, and in how it was perceived by the outside world.

Happy Days Review: What’s it all mean? What’s it meant to mean? – The Meteor

Happy Days Review: What’s it all mean? What’s it meant to mean?

Maxine Peake plays Winnie, a woman in something of a predicament, but determined not to let it get her down. Winnie is buried in the ground up to her waist, yet for her this is all a perfectly normal aspect of every day. The same old earth, the same old routine, the same old bag containing the possessions she needs to perform her daily rituals. This is how things are.

Manchester Unites Against The Right | The Prole Star

Manchester Unites Against The Right | The Prole Star

The glorious weather we saw on Sunday in Manchester was the perfect backdrop for a good old-fashioned British protest. The Football Lads Alliance held a rally at the Castlefield Bowl, met by a counter-protest against their presence in the city. The FLA claim to be gathering to make a stand against Islamic extremism, while the counter-protesters saw this as thinly-veiled racism and an opportunity to exploit the fears and grief of a city touched by the aftermath of a terrorist attack.