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Dead Women Sell Books

I was recently invited by Shots Blog – the blogspot for Shots Crime & Thriller Ezine – to write a guest post. Here is my piece… 802 more words

Fiction

Caitlin Moran, Mary Beard and Feminism's thousand pound block of fairy dust

by Bethany Taylor

“From the first crashing chords of ‘Siva,’ every kid in the venue had the same look on their face: ‘I, too, have felt like a cat locked out in the rain, Billy Corgan! 1,057 more words

Books

#everydayageism - what's the brand of the over-50s?

As I got closer to my 50th birthday I started to collect newspaper stories about the over-50s.  I was going to put them into a light-hearted post with some self-deprecating jokes about putting the punk LPs into storage now I am old enough to go to tea dances, and how I’ll soon need help getting out of the bath. 592 more words

Me

Internet Trolls and Other Annoyances

Mary Beard famously tamed an internet troll recently by befriending him and helping him with his job application. Not everybody can pull that off, of course, not least because Mary has one big advantage over the typical internet user – namely her age, which lies somewhere above the median for the medium. 330 more words

Society

Internet 'trolling' should not be dismissed as a gender issue

It was a recent article by Hadley Freeman, entitled “‘How to tame your troll’ only really works if you’re Mary Beard”, that provoked me to write this post. 801 more words

Thoughts

Liberal Hero of the Week #73: Mary Beard

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum… 603 more words

Liberal Hero / Villain

Quote of the day: TROLLS

TROLLS

There is an injunction among users of social media that one should not pay attention to online detractors. There is even a Twitter account, @AvoidComments, which issues monitory statements: “You wouldn’t listen to someone named Bonerman26 in real life. 331 more words

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