Category: rage

Tim Farron, bigotry, and Grenfell

Straight, white, cisgendered, non-disabled Christian man in officially Christian country resigns from public office citing persecution/suspicion* while poor people literally burn to death in tower block. *“I seem to be the subject of suspicion because of what I believe and who my faith is in. In which case we are kidding ourselves if we think…

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We Are In Drought.

I am sick of this weather. We are not in a drought. That is not an explanation for this farce of an April. Here are some better reasons for what’s been happening: 1) Apocalypse. 2) God having too much fun with the Titanic’s 100th anniversary and wishing to create re-enactment using Oxford as test place…

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Petition to allow Anglican clergy to bless civil partnerships in church

Provided in the comments to my previous post, “Born This Way” and the Sanctity of (all) Marriage was a link to the following petition: Petition to allow Anglican clergy to bless civil partnerships in church. In December 2011, it became legally possible for civil partnerships to be blessed in houses of worship. Currently, Anglican clergy…

David and Jonathan

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The History of the English Language: (1943) and (2011)

Competing (and interestingly conflicting) histories of the English language. The first is by the British Council, produced in 1943, with according anti-German propaganda, emphasis on John of Gaunt’s Richard II “sceptred isle” speech, and a  cameo by Churchill. The second collates the 10 shorter videos produced by the Open University, narrated by satirist and Private…

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Rape and anti-rape

Once again, I’d like to know why anti-rape advice focuses on women changing their behaviour, not men. I’m not saying that “don’t walk alone at night in unsafe places” isn’t advice that might stop SOME women being raped. But if that advice is given – from schools up – I want it to be followed…

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