I haven’t written about this in two years and so I thought I’d out down a few thoughts about the day.
It seems that a lasting legacy of having the Olympics in London this year is a monthly examination (every month this has been happening by the BBC into why young women/women just aren’t taking part in sport. And you know what? They never look at any of the real cultural or social reasons that drags down female participation – as far as I can tell.
Today, I spotted a link from the i newspaper to an article from the Independent in regards to how graduates from the first round of tuition fee hikes are doing. And one respondent typified an attitude that saddens and annoys me: that graduates don’t like menial work. I’ve previously made my feelings on this matter known in a post earlier this year in regards to the Job Centre’s approach to work experience.
There’s been a lot said at the Conservative Party Conference, over the past day or so, that has left me feeling angry. One particular event, on the fringes of the conference, has left me particularly clenching my jaws: Lord Carey, David Burrows and Ann Widdecombe’s anti-gay marriage rally. And as a Huffington Post article has pointed out: there was a comparison made with Nazi-Germany to lead the argument against gay marriage. Continue reading
I can no longer keep quiet about the activities at County Hall. As democracy appears to have fled the place, I truly can’t keep silent. Continue reading