There has been a bit of a fuss recently because the UK’s NUS (National Union of Students) refused to condemn ISIS. So here it how it played out … NUS held a meeting in the NEC and at the meeting various motions are put forward One was a motion to condemn ISIS Their executive committee … Read moreUK’s NUS refuses to condemn ISIS because that would be Islamophobic
This is the one that they often get very very wrong. I don’t mean to imply that those within the selection process are either stupid or daft, but rather is an observation that it is perhaps a political decision, and so when the decision goes against the tide of my own personal politics, it becomes … Read more2014 Nobel Prize – Peace … rather a lot of upset often comes from this one
The written word is in many respects a profound concept – the idea that we can capture and persist thoughts, feelings, ideas, concepts, dreams and visions in a format that can live on long after the author has passed and be picked up and absorbed is truly astonishing. We take it for granted because we have … Read more2014 Nobel Prize – Literature … the writing is on the wall
Our larger national culture is something that is actually composed of rather a lot of smaller micro-cultures and there are many different types of these micro-cultures within this larger national unit. As an example, this can manifest as distinct geographical variations (North vs South) where each is a distinctly different micro-culture even though in a larger more global context it can … Read moreHow do you feel about “Them” and how do “they” view us? – will it ever change?
Emma Watson, yes from harry Potter (she will no doubt carry that association for the rest of hurt life), has made a speech at the UN a couple of days ago that has provoked quite a reaction. She called for all men to be slaughtered and demanded that the UN immediately proceed with this plan … Read moreEmma Watson’s speech at the UN provokes backlash against her – #HeForShe
Meet Daniel Ashley Pierce, a really nice kid who has just been disowned, violently assaulted, and then thrown out of his house by his family. He came out to his family in October last year, then on Wednesday last week, his father, stepmother, mother and grandparents assembled in his father’s house to disown him and cut off … Read moreGeorgia student’s family disowns and assaults him in nightmarish gay ‘intervention’ video