Universal Credit and the ‘Welfare Trap’ 2017
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Universal Credit and the ‘Welfare Trap’ 2017

I’d watched a debate in parliament that was quite interesting which was broadcast on February this year between  Lord Freud, the architect of Universal Credit, and the Benefits and Welfare Committee. I’ve transcribed some of Lord Freud’s answers to the committee’s questions further below. I don’t have too much of a problem finding work or … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a modern woman? We unravel the threads of society with Fabric playwright Abi Zakarian

Originally posted on Pardon My French:
Abi Zakarian  Abi Zakarian is an exciting new playwright with previous works such as This Is Not An Exit produced for the RSC for The Other Place with transfer to the Royal Court and Swifter, Higher, Stronger produced at The Roundhouse. Abi has previously been a writer in attachment at…

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The Prudes’ Progress: Re-membering Feminist Desire, Part I – A Sex-Negative Feminist Analysis of the Problem

Originally posted on A Radical TransFeminist:
Introduction I ended The Ethical Prude by saying: Under patriarchy, sex is power, power is sexy, and sex is compulsory. That is to say, the sex act is attractive in a way that is conditioned by its qualities of power and violence… sex is not above criticism. Not bad…

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“Only One Sexist Comment”

Originally posted on @Number 71:
Okay, so yes, Laura Kuenssberg is exhibiting political bias.  That’s one problem for and about the BBC for sure.  But, so are many journalists. When Nick Robinson was attacked by Scottish Nationalists for his Indyref reporting, there were several petitions which didn’t attract many signatures.  One on change.org gained 19,000, although…

Pictures that changed the world – Self-Immolation of Thích Quảng Đức 1963
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Pictures that changed the world – Self-Immolation of Thích Quảng Đức 1963

Originally posted on Belfast Child:
Self-Immolation of Thích Quảng Đức Photographer: Malcolm Browne Year: 1963 World Press Winner The Vietnamese monk Thích Quảng Đức sets himself ablaze in protest against the persecution of Buddhists by the government of President Ngo Dinh Diem.  He performed the act on June 11, 1963 at a busy Saigon road…

Pictures that changed the World – Jan Palach – self-Immolation
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Pictures that changed the World – Jan Palach – self-Immolation

Originally posted on Belfast Child:
Jan Palach – self-Immolation Jan Palach (11 August 1948 – 19 January 1969; Czech pronunciation: [jan ˈpalax]) was a Czech student of history and political economy at Charles University. He committed self-immolation as a political protest against the end of the Prague Spring resulting from the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia…

Religious themes and building designs at The University of Southampton
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Religious themes and building designs at The University of Southampton

I’d started my new job last at the Lloyds Register office-building on the University of Southampton’s Health Science  campus. To be honest, although the Scandinavian architecture and facilities are amazing, it has an extremely monastic theme which I find both intriguing and slightly unsettling. It’s an open floor office with clear glass walls and security … Continue reading