You’ve liked their Insta’s, seconds after being posted. You’ve held their hair back whilst juggling a slice of bread and a mug of water. You’ve told them sliders and socks are a no-go. All things considered, you’re a pretty awesome and supportive friend. You are there for them through thick and thin, with tools to get you both through whatever life throws at you. But … Continue reading Supporting your friend through sexual assault.
“How to not get raped.” A message too familiar in what we are taught today. “Make sure you get a cab home with someone else!” “Don’t stay out too late.” “Don’t drink that fourth tequila.” Sound familiar? Why is it we teach individuals that by acting in a certain way, they are creating ‘dangerous situations’ which could lead to a sexual assault? In a time … Continue reading How To Not Get Raped.
“You think you students have some wild nights…you haven’t seen nothing yet” (Tim – one of the many homeless people living on the streets in Bournemouth, Easter Sunday 2018) No, I hadn’t…but now I have. As part of a bigger project I’m working on I spent 25 hours on the streets in Bournemouth last weekend. Words can hardly do the gig justice, but they’ll have … Continue reading 25 hours homeless in Bournemouth
On the 8th January, The Telegraph ran an article claiming “Parliament staff made 24,000 attempts to view online pornography in four months“. Equating to an attempt every 9 minutes over the last 2 months. You may remember that just before christmas Damian Green, the First Secretary of State and closest ally to Theresa May, was forced to resign after a scandal about the amount of porn was on his … Continue reading Why Do We Care That Parliament Staff Look at Porn?
Those at the bottom of Britain’s profoundly unequal social class system are subjected to a relentless barrage of criticism and condemnation. It seems no accident that whilst shows such as Benefits Street, Skint, On Benefits and Proud, among others, have become vehicles through which righteous indignation can be legitimately expressed regarding how certain elements of the population live, especially when such lifestyles are supported by … Continue reading Is tax avoidance eating our democracy?