Idiot’s guide to cutting public services.

Originally posted on The Idge of Reason:
How to cut public services following a bank bailout.1) Take several months to reframe the situation in peoples heads, talk a lot about tough decisions, and deep financial crisis. Scare people enough that they don’t sit back and consider what caused the mess in the first place. Do…

Why am not watching Brexit news

Originally posted on Each age is dream that is dying:
Nothing in the agreement we are reaching changes anything I say. We have reached this crisis, we are not prepared, did not expect it, and nothing on the news or agreed between the EU27 and us changes this. NOt even if another second referendum gets…

Karen Ingala Smith

Originally posted on The Idge of Reason:
So yesterdays budget. Five years ago, equality was rolled back for working class mothers. The combination of institutional and financial transformation hidden under austerity, directly mirrored the pattern of austerity across Europe and rolled back equality for working class mothers. I say mothers, because the word mothers is…

Reflex that drove austerity rolling back equality for women. Long. Long. Long.

Alterations to family structure in the twentieth century constitute some of the most significant alterations in human organisation in history, and involved changing lifespans, birthrates, and emergence of new systems(Allan, et al, 2001, pg.819-837, Arber et al, 2007, Bengston, 2001, pg.1-16). 20th century economists could not have been aware how significant this was. Guided by…

A relieved desister’s story.

An awful account of how teenage identity formation got caught up in this nonsense. via Baptised in Fire: A relieved desister’s story

Abusive behaviour patterns

The need to control your environment to protect a fragile identity is typical of abusive behaviour patterns, they are often not about the victim at all. In fact many abusers can’t even see their victims, they can only see what they project onto them. They seek out evidence to reinforce delusions, it doesn’t matter if…

an open letter to jared o’mara

Originally posted on Quin & Tonic:
(i’ve discovered a worrying trend recently, which involves me starting all blog posts with the phrase “right then”. don’t know why, but i think i should probably stop this, and find a new catchphrase. suggestions on a postcard welcome.) anyhow, the purpose of this post is an open letter…