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About roughseasinthemed

I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc

Maslow’s triangle

In case anyone is getting bored with reading about sex, I thought I’d have a brief intermission and write about Maslow’s triangle, or more specifically the bottom layer of the triangle, food, shelter and warmth. A 30-year-old man froze to … Continue reading

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Porn and prostitution – part 3 – some cons …

So, we’re all on board with porn and prostitution because it gives women money and they choose that ‘work’ right? Let’s look at the theory of why we aren’t all on board with it. Or at least, why I’m not. … Continue reading

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Porn and prostitution – part 2 – the pros …

So, the context has been set. Young roughseas ie early to mid twenties, was in favour of porn and prostitution. A woman’s right to choose. Empowerment and all that. As I said on the previous post, a sex pos feminist, … Continue reading

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Porn and prostitution – part 1

Friend Mak asked for more info on feminism, so we agreed on this topic. Basically, why are prostitution and pornography anti-feminist? This is a well sensitive subject and splits the feminist community right down the middle. Let me start with … Continue reading

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More about Teh Menz

My friend Mak wrote a post asking ‘what about the menz’. This followed a Twitter exchange, which, should you be so inclined, you can read about on his blog post linked above. The detail, for the purpose of this post, … Continue reading

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Why?

Is the UK expected to home refugees from the Calais refugee camps? Serious question. In terms of population density the UK is somewhat bigger than France’s (286:118 per head of population per square km. Let’s say more than double? Two … Continue reading

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Mx, Ms, Mr, (Mrs/Miss)

I do hope you are all aware that when addressing trans people you should be using the appropriate title. A bit like the pronouns. Here is Mix Margaret on the subject. Some excerpts and comments: In recent years they have … Continue reading

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We loves The Menz

I write a perfectly reasonable criticism about Owen Smith, a former candidate for the leadership of the UK labour party and get told off for being sexist. Um. I was pointing out that Smith was sexist (for a number of … Continue reading

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I cried

I really did. I looked at this photo and wept. What. Is. Wrong. With. People. We have homed skinny ribby dogs but this? Our abuse of animals never fails to amaze me. Let alone our hypocrisy. Eat dogs, cats, horses. … Continue reading

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Trans beta readers

Can’t move on the internet for trans. Fall over them everywhere. There I was browsing a book forum when I noticed a request for a trans woman or trans girl beta reader. (Beta reader: someone who reads a manuscript pre-publication … Continue reading

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Trans rape?

I know. I’m old. Out of touch. That’s probably why I’m reeling at the story of a transwoman raping a transman. Uh? Cherno Biko, if you haven’t heard of the story. Cherno Biko is a Brooklyn based award winning media … Continue reading

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Children, prime ministers, and PR

How many men say they are better qualified to be a price, oops, prime, minister because they have children? Dear me. On a side note, Eagle, Leadsom, May, are little Thatchers. The Thatcher revivalist movement. And what is with the … Continue reading

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Superior man brain thinking

‘Two minute noodles. ‘We have two packs. ‘Therefore we need four minutes? Yes?’ Go bro. Hell’s teeth. Gotta love that male intelligence. Seen on an Aussie outback vid. Clue: Two minute noodles take … two minutes? Doesn’t matter how many … Continue reading

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A man thing

I read some shit but … … this takes the biscuit Well, it’s Father’s Day here in the United States. Yes, that day when men all over the country have an excuse to eat as much meat as possible, watch … Continue reading

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One reason why the UK is fucked

I mean, seriously? This woman is claiming £40k a year on benefit with 12 children and looking for a sperm donor for a 13th. Child support agency anyone? Using the system? The system does not work. Well, only for some.

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Shit that happens to women

This extract from an Australian paper says it all about women’s experiences of being attacked, assaulted, raped, threatened with murder, or, murdered. It also encapsulates, everything, but everything about society’s views of women. Victim blaming and shaming. Asking for it. … Continue reading

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Gender neutral?

We’d never had a bitch. We both grew up with dogs, but none of them were bitches. And when, as a couple in our own houses, we started to home rescue dogs, they were always male. But Tosca was a … Continue reading

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Let’s spend the night together

Lovely, long, lazy travel. It’s years since I travelled by charter or even standard airlines. Or in the words of Kipling (more or less), ‘better to travel hopefully than arrive’. I bought a EuroRail card, travelled by train in India, … Continue reading

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Good old-time religion

I found an interesting quote today on a blog. K did three years at a Christian college but was kicked out for being a lesbian (she chose leaving over undergoing mandated conversion therapy). WTF is lesbian conversion therapy? Really? (The … Continue reading

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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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