Uncategorised Maybe We Do Need Consent Classes

Maybe We Do Need Consent Classes

When I first heard of the idea of consent classes to teach young people, although the focus always appeared to be on men, I will be honest I scoffed at the idea. The reason I scoffed is because I always thought the idea of consent was obvious. You do not touch someone in a sexual …

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Anxiety When To Ignore Anxiety And Self-Doubt

When To Ignore Anxiety And Self-Doubt

The other day I wrote about how the World owes you nothing. That only you can change your life. No one else can do it for you and nothing should get in your way. Except when you suffer from depression and anxiety, there is something standing in your way: Yourself. It is literally a fight …

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Uncategorised The World Owes Your Nothing

The World Owes Your Nothing

In recent years I have heard a lot of complaining. Not about big issues. No, the most complaining I hear is how hard the World and other people treat people. This has happened a lot in the places I work in and the universities I have studied in. It has happened within my own friendship …

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Far-right Liberty Dies When Fascism Rises

Liberty Dies When Fascism Rises

It has been over a week since the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States and close to four months since the EU Referendum that ended in a Leave vote. These events, plus the possibilities of the far-right government rising throughout Europe and Putin’s aggression in Russia, give rise to the …

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Democracy & Politics Hold On To Hope!

Hold On To Hope!

About a month ago, I did the NHS Mood assessment test to see how my anxiety and depression levels were doing. I thought that considering the NHS should at least have some expertise in this field that the test would at least be an indication if not a diagnosis. I forget the actual numbers of …

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Uncategorised I Do Love A Good Hardback

I Do Love A Good Hardback

I remember an exercise we did at University, in my second year I think. My lecturer asked us to find a solitary space in the seminar room and asked to describe our future writing space. I found a nice little spot by the window that looked out onto the great Anglican Cathedral of Liverpool, which …

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Uncategorised Should Those Who Burn Poppies Be Arrested?

Should Those Who Burn Poppies Be Arrested?

On Armistice Day this year, two things occurred separately and yet they are linked. First was I saw a video on Facebook by the Knights Templar International asking if burning poppies should be illegal? Now just to deal with who the Knights Templar International are. This is what their website says: “The Order desires to …

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Uncategorised What The Poppy Means To Me

What The Poppy Means To Me

Every year, we see people buying millions of poppies to support the Royal British Legion. Everyone has a different reason for buying and wearing a poppy. The reasons can be extremely personal. There are those who choose not to wear a poppy. They choose to wear white poppies or they choose to wear no poppy at all …

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Uncategorised Dislike the Elites? Why Do You Vote For Them Then?

Dislike the Elites? Why Do You Vote For Them Then?

In every election for the past 5-6 years in the West, we have heard how the people hate the elites. They hate those who are perceived to take advantage of them and leave them behind. Whilst in some economic senses this is true. Those people have been left behind. The economic systems of the World …

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