The decline of the English Defence League and British National Party were cause for celebration, as the two hate fueled organizations slipped away, but unfortunately the root of this weed was not stopped or cured, and a fresh organization has arrived- Britain First. The politics of intolerance, bigotry and hate are all there, but what … Continue reading First the worst
Today I saw one of those stories which manages to capture the best and worst aspects of mankind in one moment. The moment came during the Barcelona vs Villarreal football match when Dani Alves went to take a corner. Alves, who plays for Barcelona was getting ready to take it when a fan threw a … Continue reading Dani Alves and Lenny Henry
Hairy moment 1- If everybody looked the same... A few weeks back I got my haircut, mainly because I was tired of being told I needed to and that I looked scruffy. I got the longest razor cut you can have, an 8, and was pleasantly surprised with the fact I didn't look completely terrible. … Continue reading News Grab Bag March 2014: Hair brains and other stories
The other day I read this story about an American high school having a prom. Big whoop, right? Every American high school has a prom, and being a lover of teen movies I've seen dozens of fictional ones. But this prom was historic. Why? Was it the first same sex prom king and queen? Was … Continue reading Georgia on my mind.
"Hate crimes" is a new-ish phrase, as evidenced by Gene Hunt's reaction to it in an episode of Life on Mars: It's all about helping and stopping people being targeted because of their race, religion, disability and sexuality. Which is, I hope we all agree, a bad thing (the targeting, not the stopping it). The … Continue reading Emotional Rescue
Getting in early It may only be the 5th of January, but Conservative Councillor Chris Steward has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2013 twattiest statement award. He told his local paper, the York Press, Steward attacked food banks, where folks donate food to ensure that the less fortunate have something to eat. … Continue reading News Grab Bag: Tories, Tattoos and Tweets
Recently I was on Tumblr and someone I followed posted something entitled "You don't get to decide" which was a list about how "people in positions in power don't get to decide what's oppression". It was a nice idea and I agreed with most of its points- its not for men to say what's misogynistic … Continue reading I don’t think people really understand how racism works
Manchester United vs Liverpool. Its one of the biggest fixtures in English football, two famous, iconic clubs who have a long held and bitter rivalry. The games between the two usually don't disappoint and are high on incident. This year's Anfield fixture however, saw a cooling of the mind games and war of words which … Continue reading Stay classy, Liverpool