Tag Archives: violence

Utopia is only completed in the mind

So last weekend I was inspired by an interview in Doctor Who Magazine to write a bit about the questions that I think about as a sci-fi/fantasy minded writer and fictional world-builder, when it comes to the question of creating … Continue reading

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A case for a male Doctor

So, another Doctor is about to bite the dust and regenerate. And once again, the debate swirls around whether the next Doctor should be (played by) a woman. I have to admit, when Susan Calman tweeted a (mocked-up?) image of … Continue reading

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On the rightness of violence against Nazis

Much fun has been had on Twitter with the clip of one of Trump’s fascist White-supremacist friends being hit around the face by a protester over the weekend. After the “alt-Right” neo-Nazis whined about this shocking act of violence, the … Continue reading

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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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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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Free Speech and the fascistic TERF

CONTENT NOTE: transphobic, whorephobic violence Sticking my head above the parapet here for a quick comment on the “Free Speech for Whorephobes” letter published in the Guardian today. The letter has been signed by a bunch of academics, columnists and … Continue reading

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Yes, actually. All men.

Content note: this contains as much as I have the spoons to discuss regarding the Elliot Rodger case. So gendered violence, mainly. There’s a lot of discussion about the derailing effects of men responding to statements about misogyny by retorting … Continue reading

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