Why adultery needs to go


This week, I have been thinking about adultery. Not committing it, you understand, just thinking about the nature of it. I sent out a media release regarding Jersey’s consultation on equal marriage and Liberate‘s support for the work that the Chief Minister’s department has done on it. As well as … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes

Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes

Kirsty Wark’s BBC documentary, Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes, was shocking and provocative but too short. It needed another hour or two to properly do justice to its subject. It needed another hour on whether misogyny really is on the rise or whether it is just more … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada!


As Wikipedia says, ‘Most Canadians believe [their] country to be a strong proponent and positive model of human rights for the rest of the world. For example, in 2005, Canada became the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act.’ … Continue reading

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Holiday hootenanny giveaway 2013


Those lovely ladies at Women and Words are giving away a copy of ‘A Very Civil Wedding’ for Christmas…

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Separating church and state


Thank you to the lovely writers at Women and Words who asked me to write a guest blog for them about my latest novel, A Very Civil Wedding.

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How do we “play up! play up! and play the game”? Part 2

Cricket match

Taking the idea of sporting achievement being less about physical ability and more about mental ability (see How do we “play up! play up! and play the game”? Part 1), it seems logical to ask whether sport should be as segregated as it is? If sports were to mix more, … Continue reading

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Trying to explain the term “transgender” to my mother

transgender flag

My mother will be 70 years young next year and, in all those years on the planet, the number of trans people she has met/knows of, you can count on the fingers of one hand. So, this is not a subject that is familiar to her. It is not a … Continue reading

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