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The world has gone mad! x

This is the first blog post I’ve written in quite a while and I have to say, the reasons for my absence have been varied. Yes, I’ve been busy working – writing and editing The French Escape in the run up to its September publication. 622 more words

Fake News...

What is Fake News ?

In simple words ‘fake news’ are stories that are not true. It is a story or news specifically crafted to fool people believing untrue things. 1,278 more words


Teaching Starter: An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

Maybe it’s just me, but from the time I was an undergraduate student in religious student (the early 2000s) to the start of my teaching career (the early 2010s), I’ve noticed… 753 more words


From A Little Hill to Shameful Touching: Clitoral Etymologies

Bill Beck has a good article on Eidolon about the way ancient (and eventually Modern) etymology and “word science” manipulates the concept of the original meaning of words in order to reinforce various types of dominant cultural discourse. 157 more words


Fact-Review Day

It’s always interesting to see a ferocious T-type conservative leveling rapiers at – what – rich business types?

Meanwhile, the tv show Roseanne was never something I even tried to watch – … 931 more words


A Picture Says It All

It’s been said that you can’t read a book by its cover.

I’m not quite so sure of that anymore.

Donald J. Trump’s path to the presidency was fueled by his exploitation of the visceral worst within us, which was the exact opposite of appealing to our better angels. 909 more words

Why do vegans police my language?

If you’re a vegan, you’re interested in power. You’re interested in how humans are somehow seen to have the authority to kill animals. There are so many things that normalise this power relationship, of humans over non-human animals. 512 more words