Whatever we say about the sentencing, this wasn’t anything like as trivial as some suggest.
Category Archive: Politics
Jun 19 2014
Ms Widdecombe thinks fascists had it easier than Christians today. She’d know.
Jun 17 2014
One 23-year-old’s last letter to a relative who won’t leave him alone.
Jun 05 2014
Yasmin Nair: challenging gay marriage’s false history “is not simply the celebration of outsider status”
The history of gay marriage supposedly goes something like this: In the beginning, gay people were horribly oppressed. Then came the 1970s, where gays – all of whom looked like the men of The Village People – were able to live openly and have a lot of sex. Then, in the 1980s, many gay people …
Jun 04 2014
I’ve liked a few things lately. Snorking them all at once seemed like a good idea.
Jun 03 2014
I. I’m tired of ‘ideological’ being a dirty word – tired of Westminster suits weaponising it, having it thrown at me when I say Isla Vista had a context and skeptics who rail against feminists ‘importing an “ideology” into the crystalline purity of their movement’. A coherent, connected set of principles that inform how you think is not a bad …
Jun 01 2014
I’m not trying to commandeer paranoid fears of terror threats for progressives – I’m trying to destabilise them.
Jun 01 2014
[View the story "Elliot Rodger and the definition of terrorism" on Storify]
May 30 2014
Like Mohammad Sidique Khan, who set off a bomb on the London Underground nine years ago, Elliot Rodger was young, educated and outwardly respectable. Like Khan, he killed seven people including himself. My guess based on his demographics is that Roger was probably an atheist – but otherwise, the two were in many ways twin …
Apr 29 2014
Britain’s European elections are in three weeks, with the right-wing UK Independence Party predicted first place. This blog’s core readers aren’t likely to vote for them, but the party has startling support in parts of UK secularism. Anne Marie Waters, who serves on the National Secular Society’s board of directors, was this month announced as …