Tag Archives: Gender

Softness

Following a conversation with a friend, I thought I would set down some thoughts about softness. These thoughts will no doubt be influenced by the thinking I have done while on my spring retreat, from which I’ve just returned. Hard … Continue reading

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Searching for the Needles in the Political Haystack

Revolutions are notorious for making things worse. Consider Egypt, Iran, and Syria. Cynical Britons might include America! However, there has just been a bloodless revolution that will not produce a bloodbath or a tyranny, and, as such, it should be … Continue reading

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Many a Slip Between Gender and Reality!

I heard a rather telling reply to an interview question, on the part of a spokesperson from the food giant, Unilever. He was responding to a question about the recent decision by Unilever to not use gender stereotypes in their … Continue reading

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If I Was a Top-Notch Man

(With apologies to Linton Kwesi Johnson) If I were a top-notch man, I would smash winners like Andy Murray, with a snarl and a clenched left fist and a thrust of the head. If I were a top-notch man, I … Continue reading

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Men and Machines

What is it about men and models? I don’t mean the glamour sort; I mean model trains, model cars, model boats, model aircraft, and similar male delights of the garden shed, the converted loft, basement or garage. In my time … Continue reading

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