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…

Lessons from history, warnings for the future.

Its important at times like these to record for the future. Amazon are seeing soaring sales of the thinkers and writers who emerged in the pre-World War 2 period. That period is taught as history and for my generation its a shock to find its our future. I never thought I would be writinga post…

Key 103 Summer Live 2015, Manchester Arena, 19th of July 2015

Originally posted on auvilleeventreview:
Sunday night was a far cry from the last concert I attended, AC/DC at Wembley Stadium.I booked tickets forĀ  Key103 Summer Live to see Rita Ora, but she’d already cancelled. I was not the demographic or target audience for the rest of the billing. I arrived at Manchester Arena an hour…