Category Archive: UK

Dec 27 2013

Not Doing Your Job Means Being Part of the Problem

Whitechapel Haven was one of the first rape crisis centres in the UK. This was  flagship crisis centre that provided dedicated services to people who have been raped. They are technically called SARCs. Sexual Assault Referral Centres.

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Dec 24 2013

Laurie Penny does Not Get The Problem With Gender Segregation

Laurie Penny’s article on the fight against segregation gives me an ample opportunity to take on the issue of segregation. I disagree with her. Her statement that the entire atheist community is filled with “White Men” and that the argument has been co-opted by racists is rather problematic since it actually ignores all the people …

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Nov 20 2013

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

If you haven’t heard already, this year is a big year for the Doctor Who Franchise of which I am a great big fan. And the BBC’s got a cool interactive infographic about his time travel. It’s very very wibbly wobbly timey wimey.

Sep 29 2013

Progressive Liberal On the Niqab

There is a faulty piece of thinking. Something detrimental in another culture cannot be condemned or criticised and it’s women will never appreciate what you do for them when you argue against such a detrimental practice. I am speaking of the Niqab and the Burkha.

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Jul 29 2013

Weight Loss?

Why would you lose weight? Oh well. It’s because you are a woman. You are planning to challenge for a leadership position in the elections. No one votes for a fat woman. No one wants to be represented by that. John Prescott and Eric Pickles may be corpulent but their weight adds grandeur. I am …

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Jul 26 2013

Respecting Marriage

Well if you hadn’t already heard, Gay Marriage is legal in the UK. But not everyone is thrilled about it. And normally we deal with the big 3 religion. Today’s piece comes from a rather more unknown faith in western atheism.

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Jun 27 2013

National Prayer Breakfast and a further Dig at Atheism

The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast is not a big event in the British Parliamentary Calendar. It is however a day set aside to claim that Christianity has a role in making the UK what it is today. With the usual “Christian” spin on it. It’s the usual fallacy that without Christianity the UK will just …

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Jun 24 2013

FGM Hotline

The UK’s Female Genital Mutilation Hotline goes live today. It is estimated that roughly 70 women a month are brought in with complications with regards to the practice. Most of these are young children. The UK police are treating the practice as child abuse and a special help line to ask both about legal advice …

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Jun 22 2013

A Step Forward – Girl Guides

The Girl Guides of the UK have made a change. It’s a minor one really. It’s nothing big. But one that I applaud. The Girl Guides have given up their “Christian” roots and become a secular organisation. It has changed it’s pledge from mentioning “God” and “Country” with “be true to myself and develop my …

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Jun 06 2013

Losing With Grace

It’s gg and well played to us. The Church of England has accepted defeat in the fight to give the GLBT the same rights as straight couples. They are officially ceasing their direct support (naturally, Individual priests may still carry the fight) against anti-GLBT marriage. The scale of the majority in both the Commons and …

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