Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mothball –

– is what I am going to do with this blog. Because basically, I have men and women readers who don’t consider prostitution to be a societal issue. (previous post) Nor do they understand anything about gender-based language. I am … Continue reading

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Sluts, whores, prostitutes and ladies

Once upon a time, as all good fairy stories go, I was interviewed at a big railway station in Yorkshire, to be a rape counsellor. I have no idea why I thought I was remotely capable of doing this volunteer … Continue reading

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More rape – of men, and coal

Court-martialled in World War II. For throwing an officer over the side (of a ship). The father-in-law who I never knew, because he had died before I had even met my husband. William was on the way to Dunkirk, and … Continue reading

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The blogging circuit – and rape

I never fail to be surprised by two anomalies in the blogging world. Maybe anomalies is the wrong word, contradictions may be better. On the one hand, there is the six degrees of separation theory, ie that people can connect … Continue reading

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I don’t believe in God. Never have, doubt I ever will. I did go to sleep as a child, saying ‘Gentle Jesus meek and mild, look upon this little child blah blah, and god bless mummy and daddy and Good … Continue reading

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Jimmy Savile – how’s about that, then?

What is there to say? Shocking? Terrible? Those poor girls and women? And boys apparently too. I don’t need to say all that because everyone else has said it. A couple of things I will say. They are currently allegations … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Animals – different cultures

It doesn’t matter where we live in the world, but our environment and culture invariably shape our views and behaviour. Unless we want to stand out from the norm for being ‘strange’ or ‘eccentric’ we tend to fit in with … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Animals

Nice donkey pic over on Everypic for those of you who want to avoid real life – and for those of you who accept real life, and therefore deserve a decent pic.

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Travel theme: animals

I thought I would do a challenge for once. Aw, some cute animal photos? It’s from ‘Where’s my backpack?’ who, like half the blogging world, does a weekly challenge theme. The current one is animals, to celebrate World Animal Day … Continue reading

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Yet more blogging tips

Awful words? – The ones to avoid. We all overuse certain words. Well, I certainly do. And even as I hear myself speaking, it grates on my nerves. At least with writing I can correct the overuse. Before I rejoined … Continue reading

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