A story of a little girl. A poem by Isabella Sorley.

This is the story of a girl, a girl who had one dream. To get out of the area she had grown up in and make it. In what? She didn’t know, but she would. One dream. One ambition. As a child, Isabella didn’t have much, a toy, a tv, a barbie and such. You…

Isabella Sorley and Caroline Criado De Perez

An example of intersectionaity. A woman whose life is bound and shaped by intersecting inequality, gets 12 weeks in prison for a tweet with a comment which could never have been carried out and was unlikely to have been carried out the minute it was made, because a posh white women with friends in media…

A short note to my trolls

You know who you are. This is a thank you. In fact, I owe you both more than you could ever possibly imagine. Digital culture moves quickly and we get rapid demonstrations online of behaviour patterns that shape our world offline, without us ever knowing. Sometimes trolling, especially when trolls are as committed as you,…

Quote

”The power to become habituated to his surroundings is a marked characteristic of mankind. Very few of us realize with conviction the intensely unusual, unstable, complicated, unreliable, temporary nature of the economic organization by which Western Europe has lived for the last half century. We assume some of the most peculiar and temporary of our…

Sympathy

Sits between shit and syphilis in the dictionary and is less use than either. Concern for the poor in return for media plaudits is not socialism, it is a career path exploiting disenfranchisement.

Today’s thought

We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams. World-losers and world-forsakers, Upon whom the pale moon gleams; Yet we are the movers and shakers, Of the world forever, it seems. With wonderful deathless ditties We build up the world’s great cities, And out…

Also re: Trolls

People you claim to speak for pointing out the consequences of what you do on them. Not abuse. Just a new power dynamic that has opened up to allow people to challenge damaging media narratives. Using a media platform, while refusing to acknowledge the power that that many readers can have, to silence those people?…

Trolling as political debate…

Originally posted on defytheeconomy:
I made a comment this afternoon which was construed as me taking disablism to a whole new level. This was the point I was making. For my entire lifetime, political debate for many people in this country has been little more than trolling. The debate politicians offer on welfare, is accusations…