Double standards in judgement

This makes me very, very angry. Originally posted via Storify The victim in the Ched Evans rape case was relocated and given a new identify because people took it upon themselves to judge her a liar, him and his friends heroes because he kicks a ball for lots of money - they harassed her relentlessly. …

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How I think of “privilege”

I've thought of myself as a feminist for a long time, but I too went through the phases of "but I don't hate men! I like bras and make-up! I don't like the word feminist!" - and I'm thoroughly over it (internalised misogyny is a whole other post...) but I have, for the last couple …

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Interacting on the Interweb

The latest furore surrounding the 'potentially damaging' nature of things like Facebook and Twitter is in swing, with the Daily Mail (safe to click! Minus images) interpreting a scientist's views as social networking turning your kids' brains to mush. Note that Martin does of course disagree - as do I. Sciencepunk has taken the time …

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Guns don’t kill people, Rabbids do

I wrote this back in 2008 but feel the need to post it, following this preposterous attempt to show how bad games are for kids. Methinks the problem here is having gun-toting redneck parents. Edit 22/03/10 - OK this is what I'm talking about. Do not watch if you have high blood pressure. Is gaming …

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