Category Archives: sociology

Counting Dead Women

Brown eyes A blow to the head Blue eyes Blunt trauma Green eyes Strangulation Hazel eyes Systematic abuse and suicide Old skin Beaten Young skin Slapped and scratched Smooth skin Burned with matches A young body raped An old body … Continue reading

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Sleep walking into catastrophe. A call to The Labour Party to step up.

In the USA, as soon as the election is won or lost the campaigning starts for the next bid to be nominee for the President…in 4 years time. We have approximately 2.5 years until our next general election and I’m … Continue reading

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The unbearable lightness of being a feminist (or not)

Forgive the following analogy, it sounded clunky even when I’d edited it 15 times, but it says how I feel; my discovering I’m a feminist makes me feel like I did when I got a new (old) car. Suddenly I … Continue reading

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Benefits, unemployment and the smokescreen of a divide and conquer government

I grew up in an exceptionally poor family by most UK standards. My well educated but rudderless parents were living in a squat in Brighton when I was born, 2 years later when my brother came along we moved to … Continue reading

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