This is a good piece of journalism.
MP Nick Fletcher suggests boys are turning to crime because male characters tend to be criminals.Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP — BBC News – Home
Absolutely the FUNNIEST thing I have seen today. Also unbelievably insulting to boys, which I’m sure wasn’t his intention. What, the only thing standing between your average boy and a life of crime was David Tennant and his sonic screwdriver?
Aww, Google gives me fireworks when I google “bonfire night.” I wonder if it did the same thing for Diwali yesterday.
This began as one horrible story but then many equally horrible stories were added onto it, and more, and more, and more.
I can’t even add any commentary beyond, “I despair of this country.”
Someone said this, someone actually said this.
I just can’t. On the day of the trial I went to look at the news in my local area, just the news from the past couple weeks in one fairly small area, and it was a terrible list of raped or murdered women. Perhaps no police officers were involved in these ones but it all comes from the same root, doesn’t it?
Don’t go on dates, don’t go out alone, don’t dress immodestly, be “streetwise” or it’s your fault. Wayne Couzens was nicknamed “the rapist” during his time as a cop. No-one did anything about it.
the cop who kidnapped, r*ped and murdered sarah everard in march, got her into his car by falsely arresting her. he showed her his police ID and handcuffed her. he probably accused her of breaching covid regulations. sarah was witnessed being compliant and not arguing, and this still didn’t stop her from being harmed. in fact, her compliancy enabled the cop to abduct her. the met police, the same police force this cop worked for, used violence against other women to shut down a peaceful vigil held for sarah less than two weeks later. prior to being hired by the met police, this cop was given the nickname “the rapist” by officers at another police force. this is not “one bad cop”, this an institution that is rooted in misogyny.
this headline would be hilarious if it wasn’t also so depressing
Her cousin pays tribute to the primary school teacher describing her as a “beautiful soul”.Sabina Nessa murder: Family left devastated by teacher’s death in Kidbrooke — BBC News – Home
Sabina Nessa was killed in a park, a busy park at that.
It’s always difficult to remember that something as simple and universal as a green open space is different for men vs women.
Here are some interesting facts about Paddington 2, one of the best-reviewed and most beloved films of the UK.
Paddington was created by British author Michael Bond, whose family took in Jewish refugees during World War II. In a 2010 letter (seen in the 2019 documentary The Man Behind The Bear) he wrote,
“We took in some Jewish children who often sat in front of a fire of an evening, quietly crying because they had no idea what had happened to their parents, and neither did we at the time. It’s the reason why Paddington arrived with the label around his neck.”
Paddington Bear is considered a British icon, and rightly so by this point, but he was born out the shame Michael Bond felt about his government. In his autobiography he wrote,
“…there was a small open ship moored a little way apart from all the others. It was packed to suffocation with Jewish refugees, men, women and children making their way to Palestine. And for the first time, as I gazed down at them, I felt ashamed to be British.”
The real villain of the movie isn’t Hugh Grant’s character but rather Mr Curry, the neighbour who wants to send Paddington “back where he came from” and raises the “neighbourhood panic alert” to “wild hysteria” because of Paddington. (A pop at “terror alert level” type charts, I always assumed.)
So if you enjoyed Paddington 2 and its prequel… Consider where it all came from and what Michael Bond was saying about Britain and immigration. He and the filmmakers were not being subtle. You’re not gonna sing the praises of the British film industry while ignoring the very message one of its most prized films is promoting… Are you? No? Maybe sit back and listen and empathize with Afghani refugees the same way you did with Paddington, then.
“They will not have forgotten how to treat strangers.”
We are now in the “aftermath” stage of Britain’s first mass shooting in over a decade. Lots of saddening photographs of the victims staring out at you from the newspaper front pages, and headlines about gun control, and stuff like this.
They found the social media accounts of the shooter and it was… well, it was what I think most people expected, he was an incel who harboured a hatred of women. You’ll note the ratio on that tweet, but 91 likes is still too many. Ohhh, it’ll be stuck in my head for a while, that one.
Interestingly, not long after clicking away from Twitter in horror I stumbled across this old comic strip in a history subreddit. “Are Girls to Blame for Men’s Bad Manners?”
Based on what info is out there regarding the artist, that comic would’ve been published sometime around the 20s or 30s it seems. Some things never change I guess.