Category Archives: gender

The long hair of youth: how unique and quintessential it is!

Last weekend, as an excuse to make the journey, I cycled in the sun to the nearby tip and back carrying K’s ancient laptop. It was the sort of morning, with radiant solar power offset by cooling winds, that makes … Continue reading

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I like my in-laws

Looby posted recently about how he’s ended up liking his family without really expecting to, through the interplay of chance and social circumstances that ends up with you – sometimes – actually getting on with the people you’re related to. … Continue reading

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PETA cheese starts to stink

Misogynist, misguided, cake-headed, fake-furred, philosophically challenged starey-eyed vegaloons PETA continue to objectify women with their advertising campaigns, also merely incidentally saying something or other about, oh, vegetarianism or whatever. Stop thinking and look at the norks, you peasants. PETA embody … Continue reading

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The raw, the cooked and the half-baked

Rebecca Nicolson on The Lipster argues rather naively that the offence caused by PETA’s latest campaign is the whole point. Well, it’s true that PETA, being the Dagenham of animal “rights” organizations, attempt to cause offence and outcries with everything … Continue reading

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Oh, Mardi Gras!

I’m going off to stay where it’s awfully great to be gay I’m going to a place that’ll put a big smile on my face I’m gonna see people dance in a fabulous way I can’t wait for you, oh … Continue reading

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News flash: we've dismantled the patriarchy!

I stand corrected and astonished: K. tells me that Fran and Lynn chatted quite amicably on Friday’s show. This surprised her as much in the hearing as it did me in the hearing-said, so I wasn’t alone in my imaginings … Continue reading

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Who then their frail mortality espies: our Lynn's on water; Alan's on Clark's Pies

Have any other early-morning Radio 2 listeners noticed the social tensions since John Marsh left, and was replaced by the younger and (to the elderly Wogan audience, at any rate) prettier Lynn Bowles? K. was the first in our household … Continue reading

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Hands off the mofo

I’m the last person to bang a drum for single-issue fruitloop Peter Tatchell, but Joseph Harker is just being an idiot. Aside from the Giddens-esque use of relativism as a blunt instrument—”it is undeniable that many cultures are more conservative … Continue reading

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Untimely writ

From a footnote: *For “he,” please read “he or she.” Look, while I’m not going to set up the typical false dichotomy of Kristeva against Burgess (or whoever) over this, I will say that if you’re going to screw your … Continue reading

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Bend it like Bertrand

Bertrand Charpentier and Stephane Chapin have just got married. Gaily married, no less. They’ve both got gayer names, so fair enough. Best of luck to them. I don’t think they constitute a decent precedent for wearing a white wedding suit, … Continue reading

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