Monthly Archives: February 2016

Simple sexism

The Ark and I are not best pals at the moment. Not that we ever were, but anyway, our recent exchanges give some good examples of sexism. Firstly, we have, him telling me how to exercise following my broken ankle. … Continue reading

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Workers’ rights

Workers’ rights – on the ground – are not doing too well here in Gibraltar. Life may be different in other parts of the world. The bizarre cross-border situation that makes up Gibraltar means we have a steady stream of … Continue reading

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Hot feminist

Browsing The Guardian today wondering what Cameron’s (prime minister of some small islands off Europe) latest cock-ups were, I found Polly Vernon’s piece in the Books section about her book, Hot Feminist, and horrors! the criticism it received. Or rather, … Continue reading

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*Draft* Comment policy

Somewhat late in the day, I realised I don’t have a comment policy here. I do have T&Cs on roughseas which sort of hints at blog policy, so I thought I should make a belated effort to provide something on … Continue reading

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Because it’s a woman’s fault. A third of Britons believe a woman who acts flirtatiously is partially or completely to blame for being raped, according to a new study. If the woman was drunk, 4pc said she was totally responsible … Continue reading

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