Adam And Eve Fell In Love, and Humanity Showed Up Head of US Episcopal Church takes centre stage at royal wedding

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I have never shown much enthusiasm for the royal family, and the latest royal wedding was no exception. However, having not seen English royalty on television for such a long time, I decided to watch the royal wedding like you… Continue Reading

French Ambulance Service Mocks Dying Caller Emergency operator blames pressure

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On 29th December, 2017, Naomi Musenga, aged 22, was alone at home, in the French town of Strasbourg. She found the strength to call Strasbourg’s ambulance service, despite suffering from severe stomach pain, and bleeding. “I’m going to die,” she… Continue Reading

Left In The Cold – The Freeze Response And Rape Victims

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You are probably aware of the so-called “fight-flight response”, also known as the “acute stress response”. It is a biological reaction to a stimulus perceived as an imminent threat to survival. The response is carried out by the autonomic nervous… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence And Human Stupidity Oh, what a lovely war...

If you had to choose between being shot by a human or a robot, what would be your choice? By choosing the human, you are probably gambling on the odd chance that a human might show compassion, when looking into… Continue Reading

Theresa May Is Undermining Citizens’ Rights

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During her recent visit to China, Theresa May has trampled on EU citizens’ rights, as well as evading the question of human rights in China. She has hardly the time to recover from jet-lag, before playing host to Saudi crown… Continue Reading

Would You Accept A Transgender As Your Secretary? We are right to defend transgenders, but would you accept one in your office?

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Erratum – I have been correctly told  – “correctly”, because that’s the way it is (is it the way it should be?) – that the word “transgender” without the term “person”, should not be used. It is deemed to be… Continue Reading

Feminism Never Killed Anybody

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I recently wrote a post on “The Neon Demon”, a 2016 horror film that I watched on my movie pay-channel. My main thought was that Nicolas Refn, who directed the film, had cast the female characters with such masculine bias, that… Continue Reading

“Beauty Isn’t Everything, It’s The Only Thing.” The Neon Demon attacks blondes who move, and blondes who don't

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Horror films are really not my genre, but I do admit that if the storyline is good, and the special effects not too distasteful, they can make for compelling viewing. With aspiring model, Jesse, moving to Los Angeles, and getting… Continue Reading

Sexism And The City – Nature Or Nurture?

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Men are afraid that women will laugh at them.  Women are afraid that men will kill them. –  Margaret Atwood The last time I said anything remotely qualified as sexist, was in 1980, in a Chinese restaurant in the West-End of… Continue Reading

Facebook Is No Longer Michel Foucault’s “Heterotopia”

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The Missing Comma   It started with the sharing of a tweet in a Facebook group. There followed a heated discussion between those, like myself, who thought that the tweet had more than an undertone of racial prejudice and white… Continue Reading