Category Children

Children don’t have ‘affairs’ with their teachers

This is the front page of today’s i paper, billed as ‘Britain’s first and only concise quality newspaper’. Listen up, i paper: this man didn’t have an ‘affair’ with his pupil. An ‘affair’ is something which happens between consenting adults. Jeremy Forrest’s pupil was 15 when he ABDUCTED her (13 when he first started teaching […]

‘Feminist mother’ is not an oxymoron

I’ve always been suspicious of people who declare themselves to be animal lovers – and usually have a veritable collection of four-legged friends to prove it – whilst disdaining children. Preferring the company of animals does not mean that you have to loathe children, does it? Believe me, I can well see the attraction of […]

The graphic truth about ‘domestic’ violence

You might guess from the title that I’m not a fan of the term ‘domestic violence’. Violence is violence. Using the term ‘domestic’ undermines the gravity of the offence and makes it sound somewhat less awful than ‘street’ violence or ‘stranger’ violence. A story appeared in my Twitter feed today which affected me deeply and […]

Women come last in Syrian refugee camps

… Julie Bindel’s latest piece in Standpoint. Harrowing stuff.

Let’s stop the pinkifying of our girls

This Lego ad from 1981 gave me pause for thought. She appears to be a girl…. but…. wait a minute… she’s wearing blue, and baggy jeans. And look – she’s playing with primary-coloured Lego (compare with the new Lego range, released last year. Can you guess the target market?) How is it that, over 30 […]

How the male orgasm is worth more than children

(GRAPHIC CONTENT) There was a story on the front page of my local paper this week about a man who is charged with possessing 3.5 million child porn images (yes, you read that right). This man is accused of making 14,450 indecent photographs and 6,023 movies classified by police as level five (this is using […]