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Blame the women, why don’t you

I'm angry and sad about Grace Millane, and I've been thinking a lot about the rhetoric that inevitably emerges every time a woman is hurt: that she somehow brought it on herself. And I think I know why people want to blame the victim.  If it's her "fault" a woman was raped or murdered then there...

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We all hurt each other accidentally sometimes

I was sitting outside a cafe and I watched as a pram fell over backwards, pulled down by a bag slung over the handle. I heard the sound of the toddler's head hitting the concrete and then her scream, and the panic of her parents as they lifted the pram up and unbuckled her for cuddles. She wa...

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Chewing on used serviettes

This is how much I like butter. If you said, “would you rather give up butter for the rest of your life, or lose a toe?” I would say “you’re no friend of mine,” and delete you from my Facebook friend list which is the definitive breakup signal of our times. Because of course I don’t wan...

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