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The Free Stuff Referendum

Let’s say that I’m in power and I announce that tomorrow, we’re going to have a vote. It’s called the ‘Free Stuff Referendum’ and it’s basically on whether bullying school children is going to be made an act that can’t be punished. Except I don’t call it that, because as well as promising that you could potentially now bully children without consequences, there would also be free chocolate/alcohol for everyone, every day…

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Goodbye, My Future

I’ve not blogged in what seems like an eternity but I woke up, like many of you, feeling majorly incensed. I feel like in the grand scheme of things, this day will be etched into our collective consciousness forever. A flashbulb memory, if you will. “Where were you when you heard…?” There’s an eerie chill in the air that I could not have possibly imagined, just last night. I say all of this from halfway around the world, which is perhaps for the best. Today is the day my country chose to leave Europe. The word ‘Brexit’, once humourless and tacky – but seemingly innocent and innocuous nonetheless – now represents the tasteless shame I believe we all should hold. It’s physically daunting.

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5 Reasons FRONT Magazine Needs To Call It A Day

So, I’ve debated writing this post. Is it unprofessional? Is it childish? To be honest, after a lot of deliberation, I’m going to say no. Given the absolutely shocking conduct of FRONT Magazine in recent months since its reformation, I’m going to go out on a limb and assert that if an allegedly ‘professional’ magazine can behave the way they do in public, I can calmly call them out on it; also in public. As a writer myself, I find it completely disrespectful to the industry that people can get away with the absolute joke that is the recent publishing of FRONT. Here’s why…

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Sexism In The Alternative Music Scene Exists: But So Does Hypocrisy.

Something came to my attention this evening; a post about two things really close to my heart. Sexism and the music industry. The article, written for Vice, points out the fact that in many ways, they’ve come to be truly connected, especially in the ‘alt’ community. Whilst I appreciate, as a feminist, that this is a post that needed to be written in some form, I contest some of the things that were written, not least because it attacks some of the people closest to me in my life. I’m not in denial or making excuses though, except where I feel it’s necessary – which is why I’m aiming to put across a reasonable, balanced argument about the whole thing, and about a lifestyle I feel I have a huge insight into. Continue reading