Kobe

Ok. I think I have it now. I’ve refrained from commenting on Kobe Bryant’s death for a few days. Partly because nobody gives a crap about what I think, but partly because I needed a little bit of time to think about what I think and what I felt. I put my daughter to bed […]

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Racial Gaslighting – What the Meghan Markle debate reveals about racism in the UK.

Ooof. Where to start. Right, let’s start at the beginning. Gaslighting is “the action or process of manipulating a person by psychological means into questioning his or her own sanity.” The term comes from the 1944 George Cukor film, Gaslight, in which Ingrid Bergman’s character, Paula, is manipulated into questioning her own lived experiences by […]

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We need to talk about Diane Abbott

Recently I wrote a Facebook post that got a little bit of attention. The gist of it was that Tories are the baddies. Somewhat Entirely predictably, a significant proportion of the responses to me outlining the many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many reasons why Tories are the baddies, were from people saying: “But […]

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There’s a slight problem with the sweating.

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING smacks of privilege more than going on television to defend yourself against allegations of having sex with underage girls at drug-fuelled sex-parties hosted by a convicted sex-trafficker and saying this… Ladies and gentlemen, possibly the greatest 57 seconds of television ever recorded.#Newsnight #PrinceAndrew#NonceUponATime pic.twitter.com/vuuYpyXt9I — Dr Beep Bloop Broop (@DrJamesMasonry) November […]

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