Want To Know Why The Brock Turner Story Matters? Look At Dr Ford’s Testimony Against Kavanaugh

I'm following the Senate hearing and trying to get this in before the recess finishes. This was written in real time. Dr Christine Blasey Ford looked nervous. She had right to be. Chuck Grassley painted them both as victims, saying that "Both [she and Brett Kavanaugh] had been treated" badly over the last couple of... Continue Reading →

Asia Argento Has Been Accused Of Sexual Assault. I’m Not Surprised

Asia Argento, the actress, was one of the early accusers of Harvey Weinstein, taking a stand back when it was still potentially dangerous for her career and Weinstein had power. It was courageous, and almost certainly emboldened other women who stepped forward to denounce Weinstein. Her actions have helped to lead to an open conversation... Continue Reading →

Schools And Abuse

Two schools, Ampleforth and Downside are in the news today. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has detailed how these two schools allowed abuse to be inflicted on its pupils over 40 years. These schools are Roman Catholic and this news follows Prince Charles saying he was misled by a bishop that was... Continue Reading →

The Problem With Tribes

"I'm diabetic...[but] I don't support it." Patrice O'Neal - Elephant in the Room One of my favourite questions is: "tell me about yourself". It is one of the most intimate things you can ask someone.  How would you answer it? By leading with your job? Relationship status? Political leanings? Music you like? What about the... Continue Reading →

What #repealthe8th Is Really About

"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I'm 'a compel him to include women in the sequel!" Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton Today, Ireland goes to the polls to choose whether or not they will repeal the 8th amendment in their constitution. The amendment says:... Continue Reading →

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