“Don’t make everything political”

The BBC has decided that certain current-events reporters should not be seen to attend or tweet about certain events/issues/movements lest their "impartiality" apparently be compromised. Let's see where this goes - hopefully swiftly to the bin once unions and lawyers are through with it - but also let's talk about what impartial really means when it comes to identity.

Offended by swearing? Get better priorities

Swearing, cursing, profanity, whatever you want to call it. [Post contains swearing, obviously] Understatement: there's a lot of bad stuff here on planet Earth. Enough for a lifetime of sadness, worry, anger, fear and all the negative feelings. So many inhumane things that people do to each other and this bit of shared space. So …

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Women and sexism in STEM

Last week I tried to explain to someone whom I saw adding to abuse directed at a woman on Twitter why that's a very bad thing for a STEM Ambassador to be doing - once I noticed that they shared that voluntary occupation in their bio. Background STEM is now a popular acronym that describes …

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Prejudice itself isn’t the only problem

I'd say it's more often about getting people to admit to it. I actually don't think "more people admit to racism" is necessarily a problem. In fact, in a way, I'd say that's a good thing. Bear with me. Everyone internalises prejudice, it's impossible not to when growing up in a society that has inequality. …

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