Some non-fiction books I read this year. Part three: Tony Benn and Germaine Greer go for a pint. In my mind.

30 Jan

Ellie Hutchinson

Nina Power: One dimensional woman

What’s this about then?

Nina Power is a FIRECRACKER. Ace name, immense mind and super fierce, this book is a pamphlet of power. Dissects everything that is wrong with the world and makes the case for why feminism needs socialism, and vice versa, more than ever.

Who should read this? Continue reading

Common Sense: Being a Tourist in the UK

25 Jan

 Matt Webb

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (ie. you are one of the columnists or you are the partner/spouse of one of the columnists) you might have read my “common sense” rant about proper public transport etiquette. If you didn’t read it and can’t be bothered to click on that link I’ve helpfully provided then you can A. go to hell and B. take my word for it that is was pure gold.

So confident am I in the quality of my common sense advice that I’ve decided to make a second column dedicated to the proper way to conduct yourself as a tourist in the UK. I promise it’s not racist (much.)

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Feminist fashion

6 Jan

Feminist fashion

Glitter, sparkles and god. An interview.

28 Dec

Matt Webb

We don’t really do interviews on this website. Partly because no one wants to waste their time giving interviews to people writing for a website with a readership of fourteen, but MOSTLY because we care about other people’s opinions in the same way David Cameron cares what Nick Clegg thinks about the policies of the Coalition Government.

However, I was recently given an opportunity for an interview that I just couldn’t turn down. It’s quite a scoop by anyone’s standards. Please enjoy the details of my interview with the one, the only, Our Lord God.

 God materialises before my very eyes Continue reading

Some non-fiction books I read this year. Part two: Boys and their bleeding racket.

21 Dec

Ellie Hutchinson

Misframing Men: The politics of contemporary masculinities. M.Kimmel

 What’s this about then?

Michael Kimmel looks at dudeness, the backlash, evolutionary psychology and where the ladies are at (not in military academies).

Who should read it?

Anyone who:

1)      Thinks pop psychology is like every bad rom com you’ve ever seen and what the what feminists hate men?! Continue reading

Jacq’s poem: Slow Wave Through The City

21 Dec

Filmpoem 15/ Slow Wave Through The City from Alastair Cook on Vimeo.

Poor Nick

17 Dec

Almost feel sorry for Nick Clegg. Almost.

Via Political Scrapbook

That is all

15 Dec

Via Sociological Images

Cat lady: The superhero with rubbish but essential powers

15 Dec

Ellie Hutchinson

Introducing the AWESOME and AMAZING lady with super special powers. Marvel as she:

Generally remembers to take food out of the freezer before going to work! ORGANISED!!!

Had the day off and didn’t spend it all on the internet!! PRODUCTIVE!!!!

Keeps a stock of dry shampoo at work for when she’s running late! FORWARD PLANNING!!!! Continue reading

Pie Chart

13 Dec