Monthly Archives: February 2014


Or, that’s my job, not yours. Those days have gone. For the most part. Oldies like me, who grew up before Thatcher destroyed the trade unions for good, may remember it though. There was no multi-tasking or crossing the boundary … Continue reading

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Real men eat quiche ?

There is something intrinsically annoying about people’s assumptions about why people choose a vegetarian diet. Back in the UK, whenever Partner said he was vegetarian, the guaranteed question was, ‘Is that because your wife is?’ as though he didn’t have … Continue reading

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Hey! I can do that!

Writing, writing, writing I’m sure there is a song out there, that goes ‘riding, riding, riding’ but could I find it? However to move away from the previous posts about language, I thought I would write about, um, writing. Over … Continue reading

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I finally found a decent Freshly Pressed post!

And as it follows the same theme as the last couple of posts on here: Bitch-slapped and harlot and Free speech I recommend a read. (Link at the bottom) The words feminist and vegetarian aren’t mentioned, but it is about … Continue reading

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The right to free speech or the right to freely offend and insult?

While I am busy bemoaning the use of sexist language that derides women, (see previous post) the rest of the world is busy working itself into a frenzy following Penguin Books India’s decision to recall Wendy Doniger’s book ‘The Hindus: … Continue reading

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An exchange

So, run away all those of you who think feminism is silly, don’t like PC language and think there is no problem out there anyway. That will be most/all of you. Here we have the usual story of me pointing … Continue reading

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A scary tale – keep your distance

I read a disturbing blog yesterday. In fact I probably spent most of the morning reading it, and the nearly 300 comments on the first post. Ironically, I found it through a vegan blog, which I had found from another … Continue reading

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Whacky week on WordPress

Flitting around earlier, as you do, when there are more important things that needed doing, I came upon one of my pet hates. One of those requests that you head over to some site or other to vote for the … Continue reading

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