Women in prostitution don’t have it easy. The majority have been raped and / or sexually assaulted, probably entered into the trade as a minor, and are likely to have a serious substance abuse problem. There’s little guarantee that they’re selling sex voluntarily, and a substantial chance that they suffer from harassment and emotional blackmail […]Read more "Don’t ‘end demand’ for prostitution. Make it safer instead"
After discovering an author, or an artist, or a musician that I’m crazy about – I’m talking find-any-opportunity-to-mention-their-book/song/show-crazy – I often like to buzz around my social networks and see which of my peers feel similarly. You know, for solidarity. A simple search on Twitter can tell me who else follows them. An acquaintance studying […]Read more "I don’t want to know everything about my favourite artists"
For years I had a pretty weird relationship with Twitter. Where possible I’d avoid posting tweets because I’d always gather more followers when I was silent than when I said anything. The fact that the vast majority of the accounts following me were associated in some way with the adult entertainment industry was neither here […]Read more "Are #job seekers allowed to use #twitter for fun?"
I sometimes feel like being in between permanent jobs is like an eternal Sunday. Well, for as long as you can stay afloat. It’s not all that unpleasant – again, assuming that you’re not struggling financially– and the days can be as rewarding as you make them. Optimism just seems to be a state of […]Read more "Early Jan 2014"
It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything. Over a week, in fact. ‘Truth is, it can be kind of hard to keep motivated if you’re only ever responding to events, and not really creating anything original – whether that means actively discovering a story or making one for yourself. And I know, I […]Read more "Learning as gaming, pt. 2 – standing the test of time?"
In 1993, Nintendo released a game for the NES that seemed to parents around the world to be the perfect gift – ‘Mario Is Missing’, a Super Mario game that taught your kids things whilst they played it! I had a look, and, well, apart from probably disappointing about 87% of the children that received […]Read more "Learning as gaming?"