Blog Posts

  • Clickety-clack, crickety-creak

    This was originally posted to my old blog on 6 October 2014. The sight of high heels often sends my thoughts into unexpected territories. It blows a storm of yes-buts through the tendrils of my mind. Yes, we should all be left alone to wear what we want, but why would you want to wear…

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  • You look awful!

    This was originally posted on my old blog on 1 October 2014. I am doing a thing: I am looking at those around me, and I am making an effort to not judge. That guy with the clothes: you know, the one that makes you roll your eyes? I am putting brakes on that eye-roll.…

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  • Bondage gear, for the office

    This was originally posted on my old blog on 22 August 2014. Picture┬ádress code for the more formal workplace, or a formal event even in an office where the dress code is quite relaxed. You’d imagine people looking more or less like this lot: Okay, now imagine all of them running a race.I’ll wait while…

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  • You’re more than that

    This was originally published on my old blog on 19 August 2014. From a┬áTED talk by Bryan Stevenson: I’ve come to understand and to believe that each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done. I believe that for every person on the planet. I think if somebody tells a lie, they’re…

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  • The story of you

    This was originally posted to my old blog on 18 July 2014. Picture this: someone has scratched your car with their keys. Deliberately, because they don’t like you. Now, you’re walking along a dark street and happen to spot their car. Nobody is watching, and you know this is a CCTV blind spot. You have…

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  • Liar, Adulterer

    This was originally posted to my old blog on 4 May 2014. Ray Comfort is a(n in)famous street preacher who has used the same routine in public confrontations for years. First, he asks whatever random stranger agrees to talk to him whether they’ve ever told a lie, then, whether they’ve ever lusted after someone in…

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  • Ireland, land of the violated child

    This was originally posted to my old blog on 18 April 2014. Ireland’s sorry history of child abuse is no secret. Much has been done since to change things, to make life better for Ireland’s children. However, a fundamental problem in this country’s view on children has remained unchanged. It is, I believe, the foundation…

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  • Ha ha, you’re poor!

    A good while ago my youngest forgot his house key when he went to school, and had to wait a while at our door for one of us to come home and unlock. Our house is right beside his school so the kids leaving for home were streaming past. When a fellow student saw him…

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  • Subtle Sexism: case in point

    This was originally posted to my old blog on 23 November 2013. This is a classic example of the more subtle gender discrimination that is so prevalent, and so devoid of intent to harm, that we mostly just don’t see it. The fact that we’re so used to it we hardly notice, doesn’t lessen the…

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  • Mr bus driver, you scare me

    This was originally posted to my old blog on 15 November 2013. A few weeks ago, it was raining and I decided to take the bus to school. It was very full, so I stood right at the front beside the driver. At a stage, he remarked that there were a lot more people than…

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