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One Way to Cut the Deficit: Take the Hamsters Out of Their Wheels - Open Letter to David Cameron

Dear Prime Minister

I’m writing to you because according to Mary Beard you don’t respond to tweets. Nor do I for that matter, but then I’m not as important as you, and even if I was, I wouldn’t be bothered with maintaining a “social media centre” to pump out an endless stream of blather that impresses nobody but my own acolytes. 1,153 more words

UK

Feminism = Gender Equality; it's that simple

Feminism = Gender Equality. I didn’t know this is what feminism meant when I was younger; I thought it was about angry, loud women and I didn’t want anything to do with it. 541 more words

Life Lessons

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