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A Child, Grown is rapidly approaching its first birthday! After nearly a year of flying solo, I'm looking to progress to the next stage by including guest writers with the potential to become a feature writer with your own dedicated page. If selected, your article or poem will be proofread and edited by me for free… Continue reading Now taking submissions!

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PewDiePie: when comedy and performance goes too far

Twitter has erupted over the last couple of days due to YouTube poster-boy Felix Kjellberg, also known by his handle PewDiePie, using a racial slur in one of his latest live-streams. Mr Kjellberg, angry at one of his opponents, called him a "fucking n****r," before checking himself and instead using the marginally more eloquent riposte… Continue reading PewDiePie: when comedy and performance goes too far

Apparently, climate change doesn’t change the climate. Who’d have thought it?

Ann Coulter took to Twitter yesterday to give her two-cents about the cause of Hurricane Harvey. Her tweet, written on August 29th, reads: "I don't believe Hurricane Harvey is God's punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than 'climate change.'" (@AnnCoulter) I assume that this tweet is Ms Coulter being… Continue reading Apparently, climate change doesn’t change the climate. Who’d have thought it?

The linguistic gymnastics bringing Neo-nazism to the political mainstream

Nazism has, understandably, been a byword for evil for a while now, but those who hold onto such values have gone through something of a rebrand in the last few years. Is the renaming of neo-nazism to the alt-right and the recent creation of the term alt-left genuinely reflective of a change in the political landscape… Continue reading The linguistic gymnastics bringing Neo-nazism to the political mainstream

The ESPN fantasy football slave auction controversy

ESPN has issued an apology after receiving complaints about their 'slave-auction style' segment, in which American Football players were auctioned off for the fantasy football season. Those who are against the segment argue that is replicating a slave auction, whilst on the other hand, it has been argued that this was a completely innocent bit… Continue reading The ESPN fantasy football slave auction controversy

Is it right to remove Robert E Lee’s statue from Charlottesville?

In light of the recent riots in Charlottesville, in which one person has died and nineteen have been left injured, I want to analyse the underlying issue that has caused this destruction to occur. The conflict is this: on the one hand, you have conservative demonstrators who argue that removing the statue is an act… Continue reading Is it right to remove Robert E Lee’s statue from Charlottesville?

Why Google firing James Damore has proven his point

James Damore, a now ex-employee of Google, has been fired after circulating an internal memo criticising Google's "politically correct monoculture." In an official statement from Google, the reason behind Mr Damore's jettisoning was that his memo was "perpetuating gender stereotypes," which violates Google's code of conduct.  The document is available here, in full. My argument is that… Continue reading Why Google firing James Damore has proven his point