why do you champion oppression?

The question of whether abortion should be legal seems to polarise public opinion, particularly in the USA these days. As part of the trend for strangers to decide whether individual women choose to host another… Continue reading

selecting my chosen oppressed group

I’ve recently had cause to reassess my views towards groups of people who are routinely oppressed and/or marginalised within our society. It’s been suggested to me that it’s impossible to cover all bases for political… Continue reading

nutritional ethics and sardines

I’ve not eaten any mammals for over 15 years now. I don’t like the idea of a sentient creature suffering and dying for me to chew on and digest their flesh, especially when… Continue reading

question for readers – what am I missing?

When it comes to seeing ourselves and our arguments as others view them, it can be difficult to gain perspective. In a recent post about unconscious bias, it was clear that many readers… Continue reading

the atheist handbook

I don’t think most atheists are familiar with their philosophy and/or philosophers or past & present pioneers/leaders in atheist philosophy. … I had a discussion with an atheist coworker, and he didn’t even know… Continue reading

profiling and unconscious bias – part 2

In a world of survival of the fittest, it makes sense that animals are hard-wired with a basic instinct that has them making snap judgments about their predators. Some chimpanzees attack chimps that… Continue reading

profiling and unconscious bias – part 1

Many of you will be familiar with the work of The Arbourist – uncompromising feminist; sharp, witty and unrelenting master of take-downs; and forceful, commanding expert in her branch of feminism. I had… Continue reading

lurking 18 – the internet is a pee stain on the wall

Another Angry Woman writes an interesting post about Nice Guys: Nice Guys are men who consider their lack of dating success to be down to the fact that they’re “too nice”, often bemoaning… Continue reading

why is feminism a dirty word?

On my break, I’ve been mulling over this thing called feminism. Feminism: the simple and obvious idea that women should have the same opportunities as men in employment, in education, and in life generally. Feminism… Continue reading

taking a break – from knowing it all

Time to take a break. Even I get bored of my patronising, know-it-all attitude. I like to think I have a knack for spotting what’s wrong with an argument – what’s illogical, impractical… Continue reading