Tag: social cohesion

“What Are You Rebelling Against?”

“Skateboarder stoppers, man…” A battle of wills is being played out on Bristol’s ledges and benches. Skatestoppers – or “skater-haters”, as they are sometimes called – are metallic knobs attached to a city’s street furniture to prevent skateboarders from using…

Use This Technology Wisely…

Windows 10 sends a weekly “activity update” on childrens’ internet browsing and computer history to parents, by default and without telling anyone. Great! No more parents in local newspapers saying ‘I didn’t know what little Shayneese was up to!’ then?…

The UK’s Fifth Column…

The principal of a majority-Muslim school in northeast London has said he will not allow a “militant minority” of parents to derail his plans to abolish gender segregation. Which even extended to outside the classroom, with a “wall of segregation”…

Feminist ‘Humour’…

Rebecca Solnit gives us an intriguing glimpse into the mindset of what a feminist finds funny: …the pinnacle of all rape jokes at the rapists’ expense has to be the Amy Schumer show’s Football Town Nights parody of Friday Night…