Loaded and the Spirit of ’45.

When I was a lot younger, my boyfriend read Loaded. It was a new magazine, lots of interesting articles, stuff about interesting writers, places, lifestyle stuff, I read it when he’d finished with it. He stopped buying it in the first year, because it turned into something else and he didn’t like it. I read…

Damaging Brands on Twitter

Twitter is more useful than Reddit, or any other online place for political discussion. It is useful for who is watching and it is useful because brands are built there. It is also useful for undermining or damaging brands. It is no good transposing outdated ideologies on power structures which do not correspond, old notions…

Westminster Dominatrix

I am considering becoming a dominatrix in Westminster. I hear there is a demand for it. They are beating shit out of the country’s women. They are paying women to beat the shit out of them at the same time. A friend suggested phone dominatrix. You can’t batter someone with a great big stick down…

Twittertalitarianism as a safety valve for the rest of us

At school we had World War Two drilled into us, in Scotland(Higher History- Charlie Rigg you were a fucking legend) it was how the social, political and economic came together and we studied Hitler’s use of propaganda. I went on to look at how those techniques were adapted post war. I assume that was what…

Bulgaria= Protests

My darlings, I do believe it is kicking off everywhere. This via friend’s who also deserve congratulations on a new baby girl. One of them was at an occupation in Bulgaria about a year or so before the Berlin Wall came down. His experiences of those who play the function of our left were very…

Porn and Internet Control

We have ourselves a few generations of digital natives by now. We have the entire political media jumping up and down at the suggestion that information we give freely to companies who are dodgy as Facebook and Google, is being monitored, with the deification of Snowden and tin hats flying we are supposed to be…

Unite For Workfare, Atos and the Bedroom Tax

Originally posted on the void:
The head of the UK’s largest union, Unite, has issued a gushing statement praising Ed Miliband’s recent ‘worklessness’ diatribe in which he announced mass workfare should the Labour Party ever claw their way back into power. According to Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite: “Ed Miliband’s speech offers hope that…

Intersectionality

When the word popped up, I accepted it almost without reading a thing. Because I already knew this. I knew how social policy and our economic system came together in the lives of people, economic inequality and the consequences, intersecting with race, gender, class, current political narrative, economic climate, society, ¬†institutions, and how that came…