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Gove and his British Education Obsession

Twitter this morning, woke up to the news that American texts that have often been studied at GCSE have now been removed, of particular note were To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and The Crucible. I had known … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Case of Jean Hatchet, Her Petition, Radio 5 Live and Patriachy

I’m angry. No sorry, I’m seething. Not only do we have to contend with a woman violently killed by her partner being disrespected and dehumanised in her death by Paddy Power and their little “Oscar” betting jokes, but now we … Continue reading

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Exposing not Lightening Domestic Violence

I thought a lot of progress has been made throughout 2013 to highlight issues surrounding domestic violence. And then, on the last day of the year, up pops one of the worst articles I have seen on the issue. The … Continue reading

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Another New Year…

I don’t do the whole New Year resolution thing; I have never been able to stick to them but I did have a six year plan which I managed to achieve! Having reached that destination and had time to “settle” … Continue reading

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Turmoil of Leaving an Abusive Relationship

So, this year, I have been facing some of the issues I had buried in the last few years since ending my abusive relationship. Maybe it is because I am in a happy, secure one now that I’m able to … Continue reading

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The Inconceivable Confusion of Consent

Rape is a horrific crime. It is a crime involving an abuse of power. Due to the biology it is a crime that is perpetrated by men; men who seek power and wish to weaken and destroy another. Despite the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Victoria Coren Mitchell and The Guardian

Dear Victoria, This morning an article written by yourself was published under the headline “Roman Polanski and the sin of simplification”. I am slightly confused as to the audience and purpose of your article.  You see, as a teacher, I … Continue reading

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