Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Return of the Slut

Yummy and slummy mummies move over.  Tiger mothers retract your claws.  It's time for the return of the slut. 

Cream Slice of Life

Bad news.  My local Tescos has started stocking cream slices. This means that I can go and get a box of two and have one for elevenses and one for tea every day!!!  I'm not sure my jeans will stand the pressure.  

Dreaming Spyers

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The NHS and red tape

O Brave New World! that has no bureaucrats in it.  What a winner it seems like to get rid of silly management personnel who make up jobs to keep themselves in salaries, thus freeing up much needed cash for 'front line services'.  

Sexualisation of young girls' underwear

Sexualisation of young girls' underwear was not a problem when I was young .  As I progressed into my teens it was really difficult to get a bra for a young girl in the small rural town I grew up in.  (It probably still is!)  A while back I watched a programme on the sexualisation of young children Too Much Too Young, on the whole a well-balanced discussion with interesting insights from the young people themselves.  Inevitably it didn't go too deeply into the way in which a misogynistic pornographic ethos rife in our culture might be at the back of training young girls early on how to be sexy. 

Monday, 6 June 2011

Corruption and the ritual realm of football

As corruption and in-fighting are exposed at the heart of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), I have been remembering a comment Ken Loach made in an interview about his film Looking for EricHe was being asked about the Football Club United of Manchester, set up by outraged fans after the Glazer family bought Manchester United FC for purely financial purposes (Ken Loach is a member of FCUM, and one scene in Looking for Eric revolves around teasing of a FCUM fan).