Straight men can’t wear dresses #NUSWomen15

I honestly thought that the Yesterdays article would be all I had to say about the NUS Womens conference – it’s certainly more than I really wanted to write. I’d actually stopped following the #NUSWomen15 tag, when as is the manner of these things this gem ambled across my gaze: Which rather puzzled me as I had seen the motion in question yesterday and had mentioned it in my previous post, it was this one: The motion was that ‘cross-dressing” for fancy dress was to be condemned and that unions should ban events that “permit or encourage” cisgender people to … Continue reading

The perils of jazz hands #nuswomen15

The NUS Women’s Conference has caused a bit of a stir on twitter recently. The conference could well have gone unnoticed as many of these things do except they were using Twitter as though it were a private forum and made this rather ill-judged tweet: Which is on the face of it a bit silly – to say the least. Giving the people who made the request every benefit of the doubt, some people do find large noisy crowds stressful and if someone is experiencing discomfort near you – you should probably check that they’re OK. That said if you … Continue reading

Occupy where ever

Yes once more I’m returning to those crazy kids of the occupy movement, in a week where the LAPD have reportedly been destorying occupy tents* apparently up in Edinburgh the little bit of weather they’ve been having has cleared that camp quite effectively. As the lovely picture from Punk rock Libertarians wonderfully illustrates despite objectionable (and they have objected) tactics from the police the occupy movement seems to continue to call for more government control (of everyone else). Over her on the more civilised side of the pond our police sent round a badly titled memo warning business people in … Continue reading