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How Clean is Your Air?, Health

How Clean is Your Air?

What I do find quite strange and frustrating is the lack of public information about the quality of air.

By | Health, Notebook | Monday, 21 January 2013 at 2:13 pm

Ched Evans and the wrong kind of rape, Notebook

Ched Evans and the wrong kind of rape

Last week Ched Evans, the leading goalscorer for Championship aspirants Sheffield United, was convicted of the rape of a 19-year old woman: a crime for which he received a five-year prison sentence. Evans’ friend, his team-mate Clayton McDonald, had brought the woman back to a hotel with him: McDonald had sexual intercourse with her, after which Evans did so. It was ruled that the woman was too drunk to have given Evans consent. McDonald was acquitted of the same charge.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 23 April 2012 at 12:40 pm

For attitudes towards rape to change, society needs to drop its sexual double standard, Notebook

For attitudes towards rape to change, society needs to drop its sexual double standard

One of the most shocking statistics to come out of a recent Mumsnet survey on rape was the astonishing number of victims who felt that society viewed them in a negative light.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 16 March 2012 at 11:08 am

Are our kids oversexualised?, Battle of Ideas

Are our kids oversexualised?

Last week’s Twitter spat between ‘Dragon’s Den’ star Duncan Bannatyne and website Mumsnet over whether 13 year old girls should be allowed to undergo waxing treatments in his health spas was the latest in a long line of unedifying instances of otherwise normal adults displaying an unhealthy interest in young girls’ bodies.

By | Battle of Ideas | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 at 6:00 am

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