Suffer the Little Children

30th April 2017 3

We can always count on the Church of England to come up with an exciting new wheeze to stave off the final throes of bankruptcy.  So they have got Rev’d Canon Dr Sandra Millar, head of projects and development for the Archbishop’s Council, to produce an exciting new order of service to help facilitate this exciting new wheeze to put bums on seats … [Read on]

Same old Frogland

25th April 2017 5

In an uncertain world, it’s reassuring to fortify oneself with a few truisms such as All Cows Eat Grass, All Men Are Mortal and All Entries For The Eurovision Song Contest Are Bound To Be Trash. Let me add another: All French Politicians Are Lefties. From time to time a new face appears on the French political scene who is … [Read on]

Did Big Pharma Push China’s One-Child Policy?

25th April 2017 0

Beijing is reversing its one-child policy. Effective from 1st January this year, the State allows each couple a second child. Two years ago, on Valentine’s Day, I was collected from Tiananmen Square in an official’s car and driven to a dark building on the outskirts of the city. Ushered into a lift with no buttons on the inside, I was … [Read on]

Prince Harry, counselling, rain dancing and the Stiff Upper Lip

23rd April 2017 0

Prince Harry’s announcement that he did not seek counselling over his mother’s death for twenty years and regretted not having done so depends on what type of counselling he received. What is generally understood as counselling, talking to a therapist about your fears, difficulties and past traumas, (sometimes called confessional counselling) has never been proved to be of any long term benefit. … [Read on]

Degrees of Garbage

13th April 2017 5

Sage Journals –  Glaciers, gender, and science A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research Mark Carey, M. Jackson, Alessandro Antonello, Jaclyn Rushing First Published January 10, 2016  Abstract Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological … [Read on]

Did Big Pharma Push China’s One-Child Policy?

13th April 2017 1

Beijing is reversing its one-child policy. Effective from 1st January this year, the State allows each couple a second child. Two years ago, on Valentine’s Day, I was collected from Tiananmen Square in an official’s car and driven to a dark building on the outskirts of the city. Ushered into a lift with no buttons on the inside, I was … [Read on]

Men Flak; Mansplaining

9th April 2017 5

Men are irritating, that goes without saying. I’m often irked by their unpleasant little ways; on crowded trains the egregious sprawling and spreading of the legs, often clad in shorts. I once asked a young Pole to draw his knees together as he was stealing my space. He looked first amazed then impressed as if he was glad he’d made … [Read on]

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