Don’t ‘end demand’ for prostitution. Make it safer instead

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 […]

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I don’t want to know everything about my favourite artists

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 […]

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Early Jan 2014

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 […]

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Learning as gaming?

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 […]

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