We don’t use them to cast our votes, and we don’t use them to count our votes either. Anybody telling you otherwise is lying.
Laughing at mental illness
“Mental illness isn’t abnormal,” she says. “It just exaggerates experiences that everybody goes through. Everybody has felt sad, been slightly hyperactive. Mental illness isn’t this separate world – it’s just a step beyond the normal world.”
The Daily Mail song
Most of you probably know about the UK right-wing middle-class-white-grievance-pandering newspaper the Daily Mail, aka the Daily Fail and a variety of other nicknames. Dan & Dan Films made a song about it.
Nong of the day: “socialised medicine” division
“People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.”
On Insanity: Ladies Nervously Affected
While participating in the Feministe thread on fibromyalgia, I’ve been re-reading a few UK-based journal papers on how chronic fatigue syndrome is all in our heads and shit. I just re-stumbled across this little nugget from the British Medical Journal,… Read More ›
Marry, shag, or throw off a cliff? Reality TV edition
I’ve been agonising over whether to post this M/S/C instalment, for the same reasons that I get a bit squicky over RPS. Are reality TV hosts fictionalised enough that we can have a bit of fun with their on-screen personae?… Read More ›
“Letting his lust get the better of him”
Cut for nasssty rape triggers.