Labour’s Truly Nutso Plan To Fine Gender Pay Gap Companies

Labour has a plan to fine companies which persistently have a gender pay gap. A fine example of how we'll never solve a problem unless we correctly diagnose the reason for the problem. On average, over the population, men...

Catholic Misogyny, Even Gender Discrimination, Cannot Be A Problem

There is a terrible logical confusion concerning gender discrimination, possibly even misogyny, within the Catholic Church. It's most certainly true that the organisation, the institution, has views concerning the relative jobs and places of men and women which look...

Do We Have To Explain Castrati All Over Again?

We do not, quite obviously, recommend castrating some group of male babies, foundlings as it often was, in the hope that some of them would be able to sing when they grew up. That is what was done in...

We Don’t Believe These University Rape Statistics

We really don't. The idea that in the short period of three years the rape incidence is twice that of the lifetime incidence in the society as a whole? No, really, that's not something we believe. That would mean...

Control History And You Control The Present

We're pretty sure that someone did say this, if you control history then you control the present. Which is true of both sides of this little argument here: History lessons are too focussed on men fighting on the battlefields while...

This Capitalist Free Marketry Is The Most Feminist System Ever

It's always been something of a wonder that feminism in general appears to be so left wing. To the point that large parts of the movement (perhaps we should point out, the vocal, campaigning ones, rather than just people...

The Horror, The Horror, Nando’s Uses McCain Chips

A certain part of the editorial team is horrified at this particular revelation, that Nando's uses McCain frozen chips. OK, maybe they have a very special recipe and all that but still, frozen? What's wrong with cutting up a...

What An Excellent Definition Of Debate On Transgender Issues

That much of the debate about transgender issues is centred upon language and its use amuses right here. Because this is a use of language that we've not really seen before. Or at least, one which we hope not...

The Horrors Of Child Social Media Usage – Maiden Aunts Appalled

A report out telling us that children use social media in the way that children have used everything ever - under the covers and at night. Maiden aunts are appalled of course. Not just that, get this, some children...

Dead Relatives as Robots – Rather Missing The Point

The idea that we'd make robots to mimic our dead relatives is rather to miss the point. A more desirable goal is to make soon to be dead relatives into robots so they don't die - very much the...

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It’s Maeve Binchy’s Birthday Today

This might be an event of more interest to the distaff side but then we aim to cater to many tastes here. Maeve Binchy Snell...