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The political equivalent of rioters: verbal violence and anger in 2016

Ever since the referendum result for “Leave”, I have been spewing far more insults, obscenities and expletives at the television whenever the news comes on. This is not a spurious correlation. There has been a second increase since the Labour … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Angela Eagle MP

Dear Angela Eagle MP: I write to you as a lifelong supporter of the Labour Party. I have not always voted Labour, but this has largely been irrelevant: under the FPTP system, my votes have been meaningless since the constituencies … Continue reading

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Young children can feel the pain too (Content Note: Suicide, Bullying)

Content note: suicide, bullying. The front page headline in the Cambridge News on Friday concerned a situation in which primary school children being taught about bullying were accidentally shown an online video aimed at an older audience, in which a … Continue reading

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Change, my dear. And not a moment too soon!

The eagle-eyed among my readers will probably have noticed the theme has changed slightly here. For a while I had harboured vague worries that maybe the text was a bit too small to be easily read by visually impaired readers … Continue reading

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Violence and BDSM assumptions

[CONTENT NOTE: abuse mindset, violent behaviour] So today on the Guardian’s Comment Is Free blog service, Emer O’Toole writes that a murder in a BDSM relationship has “made me rethink my sexual practices”. This is a sad and, if I’m … Continue reading

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Pushing them away: why Cameron’s proposal may mean more cases are missed.

I don’t have a whole lot of analysis here. This is just the question that keeps rattling around my brain, while this week it has been struggling to cope with an adjusted sleep schedule and “Level 1 Retail”. – ~ … Continue reading

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Elust #66 – New year, new hotness!

Photo courtesy of CurvaceousDee Welcome to Elust #66 – The only place where the smartest and hottest sex bloggers are featured under one roof every month. Whether you’re looking for sex journalism, erotic writing, relationship advice or kinky discussions it’ll … Continue reading

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Hey, look! 2014 in review, Valery North stylee

I found this rather fun and entertaining. Perhaps the most useful stat is that I only posted on a Monday 28 times, which means I’ve missed my target dates for posting nearly half the time. But mostly I’ve done quite … Continue reading

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Doing better: Dunham and denial

Content Note (copy-pasted from Jemima’s post linked in the passage below): Be aware this post discusses child abuse, I am not linking to the claims by Dunham, be aware if you go looking they can be very triggering and are … Continue reading

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Struggles and stories, second-hand

Mandatory Work Activity can seem like a good idea from a certain perspective: give the unemployed person an up-to-date reference, evidence they can work a stable schedule, maybe even useful skills. But for me at least, it is an evil … Continue reading

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