Wellbeing and Health · Women

Corsets Kitchens & Advertising​

The 21st century has not seen women move very far from sexual objectification and domestic servitude. Marketing has been part of maintaining the status quo. So, advertising plays a central role in shaping how society sees women and how women see themselves. Ergo, I am happy that the Advertising Standard Agency (ASA) will be helping… Continue reading Corsets Kitchens & Advertising​

Government and Politics

White People N***** Empty Apologies

A jolly in apartheid South Africa breaching international sanctions didn’t stop David Cameron becoming PM. The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, didn’t need to use anything as sophisticated as “Mutton-headed old mugwump” to ridicule black people. He merely described us as ‘piccaninnies’ with ‘watermelon smiles’ who should be grateful that white people saved us from relying… Continue reading White People N***** Empty Apologies

Government and Politics

Grenfell Fire Is Not About Theresa May, It’s Much Bigger

Imagine my horror at defending Theresa May, back bencher in waiting, but the Grenfell fire is not her fault.  It is the fault of us all. The tragedy of the Grenfell fire didn’t just come out of nowhere. It began 30 years ago when Brits elected Mrs Thatcher. The country then started down the path… Continue reading Grenfell Fire Is Not About Theresa May, It’s Much Bigger