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…

Those Pressing ‘Guardian’ Concerns…

London is not alone in lacking gender parity in cycling. Sustainable transport consultant Alix Stredwick quotes 2008 research by the Department for Transport showing that UK-wide, women make 27% of cycle journeys, just ahead of the US at 25%, but…

Why Do Progressives Hate Real Progress..?

When construction on New York City’s famous High Line began in 2006, the project to turn a remnant of the industrial age into a post-industrial garden and tourist attraction appeared innovative, but potentially very risky. Indeed so. And now it’s…