Blog, Feminism, Opinion, Politics

Individuality vs Societal change

“Feminism means not judging women’s choices” “Body positivity means celebrating people loving their bodies” These are positive, uplifting quotes. Based on celebrating and raising up others, emphasising individuals happiness, because don’t we all want to live in a happier society? Of course we do.. so why are they sometimes controversial? In my opinion it is… Read More Individuality vs Societal change

Politics, Uncategorised

Iain Duncan Smith has not grown a conscience

I’m actually too annoyed to write properly. Basically everyone is saying things like, “IDS grows a conscience” or “When your budget is too immoral for IDS..”, and the thing is, he hasn’t grown a conscience, he doesn’t think the cuts were immoral, and he’s said so clearly in that resignation letter.

Blog, Disability, Politics, Uncategorised

“We must support the disabled, but we must support ordinary people as well”

Unsurprisingly this quote from Liz Kendall has been upsetting lots of people, mostly over the use of the word “ordinary”. Understandably people are pissed off at “ordinary” being the contrast to disabled, as if disabled is unnatural or even freakish. I also dislike it, however I think there is a bigger problem in that sentence,… Read More “We must support the disabled, but we must support ordinary people as well”

Blog, Politics, Uncategorised

If I told you I’d seen aliens would you give me a front page Daily Express?

Actually, maybe you would, but only if I claimed the aliens had told me that I could live a life of glamour and excess on benefits. Never mind that it simply wouldn’t, if I believe it to be the case then you’d report it right? And report it as proof of the benefits system being… Read More If I told you I’d seen aliens would you give me a front page Daily Express?