Culture »

Comment: How the new definition of online hate crime marks a slippery slope to totalitarianism

Comment: How the new definition of online hate crime marks a slippery slope to totalitarianism

William Collins August 27, 2017 3

Glug, glug, glug. That’s the sound of our freedom going down the plug hole, by the way. Want to impose totalitarian control on a nation? No problem. Here’s how you do it. Secret police?

Read More »
The Death of Our ‘Grand Narrative’: Where are We Going?

The Death of Our ‘Grand Narrative’: Where are We Going?

David Bone August 26, 2017 0

  Recently having caught a few minutes of Big Brother 2017 and noticing the return of Naked Attraction, had inadvertently made me start to ponder the future of British society. I expect this wasn’t

Read More »
We Read the ASA’s Report on Gender Stereotypes so You Don’t Have to – it’s Scary

We Read the ASA’s Report on Gender Stereotypes so You Don’t Have to – it’s Scary

Jordan Holbrook August 20, 2017 3

I recently decided to donate a cursory glance to the report “Depictions, Perceptions and Harm: A report on gender stereotypes in advertising” by the Agenda Spreading Agency (sorry, Advertising Standards Agency) which, according to

Read More »
Boys Beating Girls in A-Levels? – Err, No

Boys Beating Girls in A-Levels? – Err, No

William Collins August 17, 2017 1

Well it’s results day and the newspapers are all full of those pictures of girls leaping for joy. But wait – what’s this we read? The boys, long since written off as second-raters, are

Read More »
The Google Memo: The Dangers of Speaking Out

The Google Memo: The Dangers of Speaking Out

Elena Rider August 8, 2017 0

When Google employee James Damore posted a memo on an internal messaging board discussing his reservations about Google’s diversity policy and culture it was published by Gizmodo with all citations and charts backing up

Read More »
Biased Incompetence in CAFCASS and Women’s Aid Report

Biased Incompetence in CAFCASS and Women’s Aid Report

Jordan Holbrook August 4, 2017 5

Last week, Women’s Aid and CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) released their joint report Allegations of Domestic Abuse in Child Contact Cases. Anyone with any knowledge or history of involvement

Read More »
Is This Generation of Teenagers the Unhappiest Ever?

Is This Generation of Teenagers the Unhappiest Ever?

Laura Williams July 27, 2017 0

It’s time to take it a easy on millennials. Barely a day goes by without journalists, politicians, or parents using social issues to shame the current generation of teens and young adults for their

Read More »
Corbyn’s Gulags – a July 2019 review

Corbyn’s Gulags – a July 2019 review

James Bickerton July 25, 2017 1

Note: This piece will first be published in the July 2019 edition of The Backbencher (circulation 250 – copied out on toilet paper by a number of detention centre inmates). It is reproduced here

Read More »
The Handmaid’s Tale – Review by William Collins

The Handmaid’s Tale – Review by William Collins

William Collins July 17, 2017 0

And what a nasty tale it is. I refer to the book by Margaret Atwood. I believe it is currently being serialised on TV, but I haven’t watched TV for many years now. This

Read More »
The road to legalisation? Cannabis legislation in Britain and America

The road to legalisation? Cannabis legislation in Britain and America

Ryan Thompson July 9, 2017 0

The law concerning the production and consumption of cannabis, including its enforcement, varies significantly both between and within the UK and US. Over the last few years US cannabis legislation has undergone something of

Read More »
twitter