On America’s freedoms

Some light reading: Americans are, of course, the most thoroughly and passively indoctrinated people on earth. They know next to nothing as a rule about their own history, or the histories of other nations, or the histories of the various social movements that have risen and fallen in the past, and they certainly know littleContinue reading On America’s freedoms

Change by a thousand choices

I wrote three tweets last week which I’d like to summarise here: #BlackLivesMatter #TransRightsAreHumanRights #StayHome The last one — about COVID-19 — is difficult to do if you’re protesting, so stay safe and wear a mask. Remember that the mask must cover both your mouth and your nose. I also wrote on this website aContinue reading Change by a thousand choices

Nothing has changed; everything has changed

The coronavirus has taken over. South Africa has been locked down for three weeks. Canada is under self-isolation orders. I read somewhere that there are something like a billion people staying at home, like you’re supposed to when trying to reduce the global pandemic of a bug more virulent than the flu. Italy is levellingContinue reading Nothing has changed; everything has changed

JK Rowling is anti-trans

Today, Jo removed all doubt. Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill If you need to understand why this is bad, readContinue reading JK Rowling is anti-trans

This whole post is a giant trigger warning

What you’re about to read is the story of the second worst day of my life (my father’s death was the worst). I have waited almost thirty years to tell it, and consider it my greatest shame. I am sharing it for two reasons. Firstly, I’ve needed to get this weight off my shoulders forContinue reading This whole post is a giant trigger warning