This House Believes … we should all be nice to each other

Amid the recent political turmoil I’ve found myself rewatching old reruns of the UK Parliament’s Prime Minister’s Questions: the highlight reel. I suppose given recent events in Turkey (etc) I can’t complain that the worst our parliamentarians have to deal with is a David Cameron calling his opposition a ‘muttering idiot’ or telling someone to ‘calm down, dear’. Yet one does wonder whether the snide … Continue reading This House Believes … we should all be nice to each other

Politics of oppression

If you’ve ever been told that you’ve internalised the patriarchy, that your feminism isn’t up to the mark because you don’t take specific account of ethnic minority women, that you can’t talk about abortion because you’re a man, that you should probably not even talk in a public place because as a cis white straight man your very words, dripping with the lard of privilege, … Continue reading Politics of oppression